Even the Devil drinks a Sno Ball and even Mad Men can get hit in the face. "Dark Shadows" just wasn't on its usual high level of awesomeness.
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After a few weeks of episodes dominated by stagey set pieces driven by forced plotting, entertaining though it was, Mad Men is back to its more customary approach of organic storytelling.
There were hints coming out of the pre-season publicity that one major character would die this year. And I'm sure few missed Pete's seemingly esoteric reference to owning a shotgun last night.
What "Seven Twenty Three" is is Don Draper's Waterloo. Or I should say, Dick Whitman's Waterloo. That's the day in 1963 on which Don Draper/Dick Whitman gets lassoed.
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