Inside Mad Men: Season 6, Episode 9, “The Better Half”

Ok, this was a wild episode. Peggy has difficulties with Abe, but we find out Ted has feelings for her. We get a look at the thinner Betty Francis. Pete starts to look for a new job with a reappearance by Duck Phillips. Roger has a day with his four year old grandson, only to […]

Inside Mad Men: Season 6, Episode 8, “The Crash”

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 […]

Inside Mad Men: Season 6, Episode 7, “Man With a Plan”

Ok, the season is definitely ramping up. We had Sterling Cooper Draper Price merging with Cutler Gleason and Chaough in the SCDP offices. Still no new name of the merged agency. Don tries to control an angry Sylvia who threw Arnold out of their apartment only to find that she wants to end the whole […]

Inside Mad Men: Season 6, Episode 6, “For Immediate Release”

This was a rather explosive episode for the slow-moving Season 6. Don blows up Jaguar. That pisses off Joan. Megan finds a way back into Don’s pants (this is the nicest way I could put it). Roger uses an airline hostess to drum up new business for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. SCDP attempts to go […]

Inside Mad Men — Season 6, Episode 5, “The Flood”

Tonight, the characters of Mad Men dealt with the aftermath of April 4, 1968, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. We saw Peggy hoping to buy a new apartment. Meagan Draper wins an award for her past work at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Roger Sterling courts a new client. Pete Campbell hopes to make […]

Inside Mad Men — Season 6, Episode 4, “To Have and to Hold”

Don Draper and Pete Campbell along with Stan are in the midst of a secret project at Sterling Draper Cooper Pryce. Joanie has a long-time friend come over. Megan gets a bigger role on her soap opera. Harry Crane gets some balls and demands a partnership. Notorious series killer Ted McGinley made an appearance and […]

Inside Mad Men — Season 6, Episode 3, “The Collaborators”

Well, this was quite the episode. Don continues his affair with Sylvia. Megan admits she had a miscarriage. Pete gets thrown out of his house by Trudy after she finds out he had a liaison with a neighbor (good for you, Trudy!). Peggy finds out Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce had trouble with a client. We […]

Inside Mad Men — Season 6, Episodes 1 & 2, “The Doorway”

The premiere of Mad Men was a bit dark. As we transition into 1968, we learn that death was a theme throughout tonight’s episodes, but that’s Matthew Weiner giving us a message about what’s coming. Roger Sterling’s mother died. Don is again wondering exactly who he is. Megan is gaining fame as an actress. Meanwhile […]

A Look at Mad Men Season 6 and A Look Back at Where Season 5 Left Off

Mad Men is about to return for a 6th season. The series about Sterling-Cooper from the early 1960’s has transitioned to Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce into the late 1960’s. When the show premieres on April 7, the ad agency will be dealing with the Vietnam War, the Sexual Revolution and a changing world. It also […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 13

I know this is a week late, but with my family commitments from last Sunday and being busy until now, I wasn’t able to see the Season 5 finale until tonight. Lots of things going on: Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce & Harris now dealing with Lane’s death although he’s not mentioned. Don has some pain, […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 12 — "Commissions and Fees"

Interesting episode as we ramp up to the season finale next week. Don finds out about Lane’s embezzlement and forces him to resign. In disgrace, Lane commits suicide. Roger gets Don a meeting with Dow Chemical. Sally refuses to go with Betty on a ski trip and stays with Don and Megan. She also goes […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 11 — "The Other Woman"

Just two more episodes left after tonight. Tonight’s episode entailed Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce receiving an indecent proposal from one of Jaguar’s dealers asking to have a night with Joan. And it also affirmed Pete Campbell as one of the slimiest characters in the history of television. And while SCDP was auditioning for Jaguar, Megan […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 10 — "Christmas Waltz"

This was a pretty wild episode. This depicts a period in 1967 with the Hare Krishnas. We see Lane cooking the books at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, embezzling money and forging Don Draper’s signature. Then we see the return of Paul Kinsey, but he’s now in the Hare Krishnas. Joan is served divorce papers. Don […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 9 — "Dark Shadows"

In this episode, Betty Francis is back and while she’s dealing with her weight problems, she sees Megan inside her apartment and gets jealous on how she looks and her relationship with the Draper children. And she forces Don to reveal some his past to Sally. In the meantime, Roger is paying everyone from Ginsberg […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 8 — "Lady Lazarus"

Tonight was an episode about secrets and trying to keep them. Megan’s leaving early has Peggy covering for her when Don calls. Pete ends up having an affair with his fellow train commuter’s wife and he finds a way to see her after she tries to call it off. Then Megan decides to come clean […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 7: "At the Codfish Ball"

I just finished watching this episode and I had to rewind several scenes on the DVR to make sure I saw and/or heard exactly what I had seen or heard. First, Roger Sterling needs his own show when Mad Men finishes its run. His lines tonight were the funniest I’ve heard in a long time. […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 6: Far Away Places

What a wild episode this was. We get an episode told from three different perspectives all surrounding the same timeframe. First, we see Peggy leading a presentation without Don for the first time and it goes horribly wrong. Then, Roger and his trophy wife, Jane go to a party to take LSD and that for […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 5, "Signal 30"

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 […]

Inside Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 4, "Mystery Date"

For the first time this season, AMC has posted a full set of videos after an episode so that means I can provide a full set here. Interesting episode. Don sees a woman from his past, then hallucinates about her. Sally gets scared about the Richard Speck serial killings in Chicago which was a theme […]

Inside Mad Men Season 5, Episode 3

If you’ve seen this week’s Mad Men episode, keep reading. If not, click “Back” on your browser. In tonight’s episode, Betty finds that she has a lump, only later to find that it’s benign. Don and Harry try to get the Rolling Stones to make one of their songs into a commercial for Heinz and […]