Rejection isnt easy and how we cope with it makes us who we are. This was the case in last nights episode of Mad Men--artfully directed by John Slattery--where we watched as numerous characters were faced with circumstances that were less than favorable and everyone was forced to deal with their own sometimes surprising reactions.Head BangThe title of the episode, "The Rejected," gave viewers insight to the theme of the episode. Pete had to deal with telling his father-in-law SDCP no longer needed Clearasil. Allison had to face Don and make him understand that something did happen between them, only to be told by Don that she should write her own letter or recommendation after she had to stoop to even ask him for one. Peggys feeling of rejection came when she realized Pete had chosen a life with Trudy over pursuing her in the slightest. Both her and Pete banged their heads against a desk and a wall respectively, showing their collective frustration over very different situations.
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