Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Jim Cutler (Harry Hamlin), Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Bertram Cooper (Robert Morse) Photo by Michael Yarish/AMC

IMAGE CREDIT: Photo by Michael Yarish/AMC My favorite quote of the episode “You have stiff competition, but I believe you to be the most dishonest man I have ever worked with.” – Cutler. With surprise and, I’m certain, a great deal of respect. Don’s Return Aside from the creative team members and, of course, Don, nobody else is overjoyed about the return of Don to SC&P (except maybe Ken) because there’s been no drama since he left. It’s been calm and quiet. None of the

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka) Photo by Michael Yarish/AMC

IMAGE CREDIT: Photo by Michael Yarish/AMC (SPOILERS BELOW) Before the episode even starts, the previouslies promise me that I’ll get at least some development on the Don and Sally story line. Let’s do this! Watching the partners’ conference call was hilarious and illuminating as the power hierarchy becomes ever more evident. I am somewhat amazed to find Cutler at the top of the power structure all alone unless I’m confused. It was fun watching everyone adjusting to their new normal of meeting via conference

There was so much to process about this episode. It makes me already anxious for next season to see what will become of so many of these characters that are facing some very big changes: Peggy is sitting in Don’s chair and looks like she’s ready to take NY by storm. Pete is unencumbered and looks cheerful (rare for him) and ready for a new challenge. Ted and family are relocating to L.A. to start fresh as far away from

So, I’m watching the scene with my precious Kenny and my mouth drops. I was actually hoping for a dream sequence to close that scene though I abhor those machinations generally. I’ll take it if it means that Kenny’s spared that injury and indignity. Anyway, Kenny’s line, “Chevy’s killing me,” doesn’t feel quite that hyperbolic after that scene. Poor Ken. Pete is perfect for that account and will finally get a chance to use that .22 of his. Speaking of

Well, that episode was kind of a big deal. And the walls come crashing down!! I wish it hadn’t fallen to Sally to bring Don’s recently-constructed glass house to the ground. She’s been let down so many times by the adults in her life, and I had hoped that her glimpse into Roger and her step-grandmother’s sexual side might be her last inappropriate brush with the secret lives of grown-ups. I can’t imagine her healing from this enormous betrayal by

I watched The Killing before I watched Mad Men and it totally threw me off my game. And this episode of Mad Men was packed with things I wanted to address, but I don’t have time to watch the episode again to catch them all. So here’s what I have for this week: Don tries his hand at what I’m calling a suicide attempt regardless of the fact that he was on a bad trip (no, I’m not trying to