In Defense of the Season Finale of “Mad Men”

Yes, even with context, the Draper-secretary engagement was still a little crazy, and the whole season was even more unclear than previous ones regarding the pacing and passing of time between weeks, making it a little jarring for the viewer. But the episode as whole was still pretty awesome. Each of the characters’ reactions to the engagement was spot on, as was the reveal of Joan’s non-abortion (and I mean, “Yes, they’re bigger,” COME ON), and the development of Peggy coming into her own, going in hard and nabbing her own client. Not to mention Betty’s unraveling with Henry (and Henry finally, finally yelling at Betty). Don’t you think all of these stories have serious implications for the next season? That’s how good television is supposed to work.

Read the whole thing. Love this show…

via In Defense of the Season Finale of “Mad Men” – The Awl.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock October 19th, 2010 — No Comments