Don Draper's future wife is a vampire!
And with that, we end the fourth season of Mad Men, the best season in my estimation since the first - although I'm sure I said the same thing after the end of season three, also. I've got a longer, spoiler-heavy preamble than usual this week, so those who haven't seen the episode yet may want to head elsewhere for a little bit.
We've got one episode left in this season of Mad Men, and there is still quite a bit to be resolved. We will be here to talk about it around 12:30 (for those of you stuck at work or spending your Columbus Day in front of your laptops) along with the rest of the week in television - it seems to me that the fall season has actually been a bit underwhelming thus far, no?
You may or may not know the drill by now: come by this space around 12:30 to discuss the week in television. We're doing it this way (still a bit tentatively) so we'll all have things to talk about after this season of Mad Men wraps in three weeks.
A thought for this week: back during the first season of Mad Men, creator Matthew Weiner was reported to have said something about envisioning the series going only five seasons.
Step right up, folks, and get in on our live discussion of recent developments in the world of television! With the fall season premiering this week, we thought we'd try something a bit different - instead of limiting our discussion exclusively to Mad Men, we're opening it up to happenings on any show. Stop by and let us know your thoughts on the premiere of Boardwalk Empire, or last week's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, or this week's debuts (including Lone Star, Running Wilde, S#*! My Dad Says, Hawaii Five-0, Detroit 1-8-7) and returns (such as Community, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, Modern Family, House, The Office, and 30 Rock.)
Or, we'll just talk about old episodes of The West Wing. We're easygoing.
Is Dr. Faye Miller (left) an important enough member of the cast to warrant the "dig up a photo from a previous role" treatment?
Gather round, all. It's time to discuss ...
Two random notes on last night's Mad Men. Above and center is Danny Strong, the guy who played the young SCDP job applicant who was so pivotal to last night's episode, back when he was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Surely there has been another Whedon-verse actor on Mad Men at some point besides just him and Vincent Kartheiser, no? Nobody is coming to mind, though it should be noted that former Buffy writer Marti Noxon also wrote for this show.
Due to various factors, we will not be live-discussing last evening's Mad Men, but if you have some trenchant observation about the episode you wish to share, by all means do so in the comments. We will return next week at our regularly-scheduled day and time.
Last night's Mad Men - possibly the best of the new season so far? Maybe it's just me, but I tend to enjoy episodes with heavy Pete/Peggy content. On the downside, not very much Roger for the second straight week, possibly because John Slattery directed this one. Anyway, grab yourself a pear and come by this space at 12:30 today to discuss the episode with our panel; you're probably spacing out on your conference call anyway.
Are we going to live-chat last night's Mad Men? Does Howdy Doody have a wooden dick? No recap here for the spoiler-averse, but we will be around to discuss the episode around 12:30. In the meantime, feel free to watch a Godzilla movie or knock that bird's nest down from the ceiling. Suggested topic for discussion: which real-world events (if any) will impact the SCDP gang's lives now that we're in 1965?
So last night's Mad Men . . . hoo boy. That was something, all right. Not going to do a full recap in this space for the benefit of those who've yet to see it, but for those who did watch last night, feel free to take a moment out of your lunch break to discuss it with us. We'll be back here in this space starting around 12:30; we promise we won't make anyone wear a Santa suit. Just don't pour cereal all over the place.