On the season finale of ‘Mad Men,’ Don finds himself at odds with the other partners at Sterling Cooper & Partners, Sally goes out of control and Peggy is dealt a poor hand.
Pour yourself a glass of whiskey because you are gonna need one! Mad Men‘s sixth season ended on June 23, and Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is finally facing his old demons. His marriage to Megan (Jessica Pare) is in the pooper, his kids don’t like him, and his job at Sterling Cooper & Partners is in jeopardy.
Don Draper Faces His Old Demons
Like the name of his work place, Don’s life is constantly changing. His daughter Sally (Kiernan Shipka) looks him in the eye and says “I don’t know anything about you,” and finally Don has a reason to admit the truth about his double identity. The season ends with Don taking his kids to his scary childhood home, but there is hope because he is finally being honest.
There is no hope for him and Megan however.
“I realized it’s gotten out of control,” he tells Megan after getting arrested. “I realize I’m out of control.” He lets Megan move to LA — how does one maintain a bi-coastal marriage? — and then he sort of gets fired. After his elevator moment with Duck, we can all agree that Don is “going down.”
Oh Don, the complicated web you weave.
Meanwhile, Betty (January Jones) realizes she cannot handle her daughter after Sally is caught with beer at her weird DAR style meeting. Thank the dear lord the penny has finally dropped.
Peggy’s Life Turns To Shambles
Peggy (Elizabeth Moss) thinks that her life is finally on track, as Ted promises that he will leave his wife for her. Hours later, he is moving to LA because he cannot break up his family unit. Oh dear, when is Peggy finally going to realize that dating a married man is never going to work out?
She is yet to face the fact that she and Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) have a child together, and I predict in season 7 she will have a lot of explaining to do.
Speaking of Pete, he no longer works at the agency. He quit because he cannot drive stick shift — his Achilles heel for many seasons — but I think the real reason may be his mother’s death and his awful marriage to Trudy. Did I mention his mother married a gay waiter before falling off a cruise ship and drowning? Because things don’t get more tragic than that.
Joan’s Love Life Is More Complicated Than Ever
Roger (John Slattery) visits Joan (Christina Hendricks) and his love child Kevin for Thanksgiving — it’s November apparently — and Joan appears to be entertaining both him and Bob Benson. How will that play out? Who knows.
Overall, the season ended and Don is left alone with “his liquor, his ex-wife and his screwed-up kids,” and definitely no Megan.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Is Don ever going to have a normal life? What about Peggy?
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— Eleanore Hutch
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