Everyone. I am feelin’ all the feels right now. Last night I thought I was ready for the Mad Men mid-season finale. But I was wrong. I was not ready on at least 7 different levels. As I mentioned in the comment round-up I had a serious long Sunday and was either going to watch the show or fall asleep. Def fell asleep. And def just watched it. And def need to discuss. Click inside for more! And YES, THERE ARE HELLA SPOILERS!
If you watch the show, I have to urge you to read my Paste editor’s reviews. OMG, they are delicious. One of you once read a Scandal recap before watching the episode and I remember laughing so hard when I read the comment. I thought, “Who does that?!” But I totally do that with Bonnie’s reviews. She’s brilliant.
So this is not an official recap or review, just a WTF just happened to me kinda thing.
Number One. Sally Friggen Draper.
I’d just written this list about her general awesomeness and she goes and blows everyone away in this episode. The hair, the smoking, the fact that she chose the nerd over those ABS. I mean, over the nerd’s hot, jock brother. ((Get it together Shannon.))
Number Two. Peggy’s Little Boy.
OMG, all of the feels, all of the feels! Dammit, Peggy! Go get your kid! Ugh. I love how they brought in this tenant of hers to complicate her storyline as a “mom.” When she was pitching Burger Chef (and having her “Carousel” moment), and brought up the 10 year-old boy waiting for her at home, I couldn’t take it. Ughhhh.
She don’t care about me. (Julio)
Yes she does. That’s why she’s leaving. (Peggy)
Number Three. Cooper’s Last Dance.
UGH. Though no Mad Men death will probably ever hit me like Lane Pryce’s, this was intense. And I know everyone was weirded out by that “best things in life are free” number but I loved it. My jaw was just hanging on the floor, and before I knew it, the episode was over. Now I’m supposed to do what, exactly, until 2015?
And Megan and Don are DUNZO?! I’m not surprised and I’d actually gotten over her this season. I know people didn’t like her character back in the day, but I was into her. Now? Meh. Can’t help but get excited about Don moving on.
I’m starting to think of him as an old boyfriend. Someone a teenaged anthropologist would marry.
You’re just a bully and a drunk. A football player in a suit.
That is a very sensitive piece of horse flesh. He shouldn’t be rattled!
I’m tired of him costing me money!
Every time an old man starts talking about Napoleon, you know he’s gonna die.
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