Ahh, there just are so few episodes left of Mad Men! Sunday’s episode, “New Business,” seriously suffered from a lack of Joan, but it was a super interesting.
Female photographer Pima Ryan was a fun one-off character. In her vest & slacks, she is a formidable professional presence. She’s not what she seems, though. She seduces Stan, but Peggy’s got her figured out when she tries her moves on her.
Megan’s a tough case. I hate her a lot of the time. I hate hearing her ask Don for her allowance. Get a real job, Megan! I love her mother clearing out Don’s apartment for some sort of catharsis. I love her standing up to Harry during a business lunch turned sleazy. I even love her calling Don out, but seeing him write that million dollar check to close that chapter in his life was… rough.
I’m still worried about Don. We got to see most of his family this time (still no Sally!) and see it functioning without him. We see Betty, name droppin’ as usual. Man, did that character take a negative turn. (Did anyone else google Fairfield Masters programs to see if hers was real? It is. The clip is on Fairfield’s website too.) Don makes me sad with his revolving door of women that he clings onto so quickly. Diana is/was just another stopgap, really. I can’t see her as anymore than that.
What did you guys think of “New Business?”