Pour yourself a glass of whiskey and light up a cigar because ‘Mad Men’ is back! On April 7 the sixth season premiered, and fans saw Betty’s human side, Don face his old demons and Peggy’s sassy new attitude.
Mad Men‘s sixth season debuted on April 7, and what an episode it was! The 70’s have arrived — or at least its sideburns and mustaches have — for the men of Madison avenue, and Don (Jon Hamm) is still ruling the roost at Sterling Cooper Draper Price, which now has its second floor. The episode begins in Hawaii where Don and Megan (Jessica Pare) are vacationing, and things have definitely changed in their marriage…
Don Draper: Cheating On His Wife Again
Don and Megan are still married, but happily? We are not sure. When they vacation in Hawaii, they have a lot of sexy time in their huge hotel room, but it’s clear that Megan’s new success in her acting career — she has been cast in a soap opera it appears — has gone to her head.
When she and Don host a soiree in the middle of a snow storm on New Years Eve, Don helps his surgeon friend get to the hospital on a pair of skis — a man who is clearly committed to his job — and while he is gone, Don SLEEPS WITH HIS WIFE!
So sad — it really seemed like Don was going to give up his womanizing when he married Megan, but alas it was not mean to be. When his sexy new squeeze asks him what his new year’s resolution is, he said poignantly “to not do this.”
Betty Shows Her Human Side & Bad Sense Of Humor
Betty Francis (January Jones) wash your mouth out with soap! Don’s former wife still lives a semi contented life upstate with their three children and her new husband Henry, but she has developed a sick sense of humor. She jokes about letting her husband chloroform and rape her daughter Sally’s (Kiernan Shipka) friend, but when Sally’s friend runs away to the city, Betty perseveres in finding her.
Peggy Pushes People In Her New Job
Peggy (Elizabeth Moss), the ultimate feminist, has become mean! Props to Peggy — she is making bigger waves than any other women in 1960’s/70’s New York, but her powerful authority in her new job has made her most sassy. She sure has come a long way since her start as Don’s secretary!
Peggy works hard in her agency — and works on New Years Eve — but is she happy?
Roger Breaks Down
Roger Sterling (John Slattery) suffers an emotional break down. He keeps it together when his 91-year-old mother dies — even when Don vomits at her funeral — but when his shoe cleaner dies, he goes into his office and cries like a baby. Poor Roger.
The premiere certainly shocked me and left me with many questions, but I am excited for this season. Plus, I want to see more of Joan (Christina Hendricks) and Pete (Vincent Kartheiser)!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Did you think the newest episode Mad Men was good?
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— Eleanore Hutch
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