This was one of the wildest episodes of the series. With this year set in 1968, drug experimentation is a big part of the plot. So the Agency That Has Yet To Be Named takes an “energy serum” otherwise known as Speed to help deal with another Chevrolet deadline. Frank Gleason of the old CGC dies. In the meantime, Don works on how to get Sylvia back into his life. Sally and Bobby Draper have to deal with a robber. The culture clash between the merged Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and Cutler Gleason Chaough continues. We also get a flashback to when Dick Wittman lost his virginity in the whorehouse where he was raised.
Peggy is hit on by Stan. And Don and Sylvia’s affair appears to be officially over. The episode really needs explanation.
So Matthew Weiner is here along with Kevin Rahm and Jon Hamm to talk about what went on.
Costume Designer Janie Bryant discusses Peggy’s funeral dress.
And we look at what kind of happens next week.
Mad Men Season 6, Episode 9, “The Better Half,” one of the last remaining new episodes of the season airs next Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.