Originally Posted by PiratesCove
+7, This is what I meant by parody. The show's tone shifted dramatically.
Don Draper (as well as Pete Campbell) is a shadow of himself and being made fun of.
Don can't compete with Ted Chaough and the merger.
So he goes extreme with Sylvia, and still loses.
I don't think the show's tone drifted dratically. No more than any other of Don's ups and downs.
Don's world has ALWAYS been crumbling.
BTW, I can't believe nobody said something about this already....
Did you guys notice how when Don went back to the apartment after the breakup with Sylvia and Megan poured him a drink, Megan's hoofiying sponge-monkey baby teeth that never grew up took over and it was all all Don could focus on -- even drowning out whatever Megan was talking about...???