Mad Men

Mad Men 5×08 – Lady Lazarus

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I’m surprised by how much focus Megan is getting the year. It actually feels like she’s the show’s main protagonist at some points. Interestingly enough, I’m not complaining. She’s a fascinating enough character and she’s added a lot to the show this year.

Her decision to leave the agency was an interesting one and I was most intrigued by Peggy’s reaction. You could just tell she couldn’t believe why anyone would want to give up something she’s worked so hard for. Moreover, Don and Megan’s bit was hilariously charming but of course him doing it with Peggy was a disaster that I just couldn’t look away from. It awesomely culminated with Peggy screaming at Don to shut up (and I love how he doesn’t fight back at her anymore).

I also loved Don’s elevator shaft moment. It was a chilling touch that gave off an extremely foreboding vibe for the rest of the season. Here’s hoping the writers keep things ominous (because I can never get enough of that).

Finally, I even found myself enjoying Pete’s affair with the housewife. It was pretty gutsy of him and I was immensely amused by his sneaky tactics.
All in all, another strong hour of a wonderful season.

Nad Rating
B+

One comment

  1. I never really felt that Megan was too omnipresent, but I know a lot of people did. Especially towards the end of the season, it becomes clearer that her story is merely one part of Don's story, and we always seem to view her through Don's perspective, anyway. Which is a good decision, because I'm not a huge fan of her as a character.

    With Betty, I had a real problem with her last season (she just seemed mean for the sake of it, most of the time), but I felt like the writers allowed us to understand her more this season, and you buy why she's acting the way she is. I'm not sure she's entirely necessary on the show anymore, but I still find her intriguing and tragic as a character.

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