As fans of the show Mad Men, we come to accept the slow burn of the series. Always more character development over plot with a strong payoff in the end. This was not the case in tonights episode where within the first minute of the show, I was already gasping out loud. Do I start with Joans allegedly short-term pregnancy, Lanes nightmarish father and surprising choice for a girlfriend, or Dons shockingly honest confession to Faye about his former life? Matthew Weiner spoke in an interview about how actions have consequences. In tonights episode, this is true for nearly everyone that sits around the conference table at SCDP and there was no end to each characters desperate attempts to put their broken lives back together.
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