An uneven hour.
First off, the good stuff. The highlight for me was the fantastic interplay between Don & Joan. Here’s a duo who have never really interacted and I seriously wonder what took the writers this long to get them together. It was utterly brilliant. I adored everything from Joan snapping at the secretary (physically I might) to the Jaguar/ bar scenes with Don. I’m actually wondering if the writers will ever go there and make these two a couple as it just might work.
Harry on the other hand I could care less about. The whole Hindu storyline bored me to tears as storylines and characters like these are definitely not the reason I watch Mad Men. This subplot was undoubtedly the weakest and most useless aspect of the season.
Finally, I loved Megan practically transforming into Betty as she waited for Don to return home for dinner. It’s sad really how being with Don does that to a woman. However, her screaming at him to sit down and forcing him to eat was immensely amusing.
All in all, a very unbalanced hour. Nevertheless, the Joan & Don stuff more than made up for the rest of the episode’s weak material.