Valentine's Day 1969 finds not much romance amongst the Sterling Cooper crew and no little consternation over work. But there are some definite green shoots of hope and change popping up amidst the confusion and anger.
While Don considers his future, with one foot in New York and the other in California, and neither on especially solid ground, another New Yorker has made a fast adjustment to the California lifestyle.
Last night's Mad Men episode, "The Beautiful Girls," centers around Faye, Sally, Miss Blankenship, Peggy and Joan -- all in different stages of life, dealing with their own roles as women as well as their roles with the men that rely on them.
Wow! This week's episode of Mad Men was truly superb, the best this season--perhaps the best of any season. On the night of the historic Liston-Ali fight, Don and Peggy hang back in the office and do some sparring of their own.
In last night's season premiere of Mad Men, they take us to roughly a year later. Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is up and running. The episode opens with a reporter asking, "So who is Don Draper?" Right now, Don Draper is a mess.
"I Want My Country Back". A motto that would be called treasonous if uttered by throngs of blacks, Latinos or Native Americans has been deftly sculpted by conservatives into an accepted clarion call for white power.