Tonight was one of the best Mad Men episodes ever. Lane Pryce tries to drum up some new business for Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce, but needs Don, Pete and Roger to help bail him out. Pete entertains Don at an exclusive dinner party at his house. Pete also creeps us out while attending a driver’s education class by hitting on a high school girl and we find that Pete is only happy to cheat on his lovely wife Trudy (Alison Brie) and Pete and Lane engage in fisticuffs where Pete Campbell gets knocked the fuck out. Pete gets his second bloody nose of the season.
In our video recap, we have Matthew Wiener, Vincent Kartheiser, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Jared Harris discussing how this episode affects the dynamic of the characters. This was as close to a Lost-style Pete Campbell-centric episode on Mad Men. Very interesting stuff tonight and so much information that it could fill 7 episodes.
In this clip, we see what gets Pete to cheat on Trudy. He and SCDP crew take a potential client to a brothel and Pete goes inside with a lady of the evening. We see what lures him to cheat on his wife.
In this clip, Mad Men Costume Designer Janie Bryant talks about Don Draper’s loud dinner jacket and why it’s not in his normal wardrobe.
And here’s a preview of next week’s episode. As usual, it reveals nothing, but it’s nice to post.
And the next episode of Mad Men is next Sunday night at 10 ET/PT on AMC.