Originally Posted by vfxproducer
Worst Mad Men episode ever, IMHO.
Are you kidding?
I thought it was awesome. It was inspired (but not quite as inspired as Roger tripping and standing naked in the window last season). Mad Men + psychotropic drugs = hilarious, tragic, and surreal. Captures 1968 and the creative world and the harsh realities of the war going on in Vietnam pretty well.
Ken Cosgrove tap dancing? Awesome. Stan telling Peggy she's got a great ass after he just shared that his younger cousin died in Vietnam and her reply of "Thank you?" Awesome. The Stan and Ginsberg William Tell routine with the X-Acto knife? Awesome.
Stan and Ginsberg were both on fire last night while they were brainstorming.
Ginsberg: Dad, I could be dying in Vietnam. Don't you want me to have a car?
Stan: Damn it, Ginsberg, I had another 80 of them.
Anyway, it was about people doing what they can to keep going through pain and denial, even when all good sense says to stop, including playing along with the charade of an unknown "grandmother" just stopping by in the middle of the night after entering through the back door.
The events are ramping up to some big crash coming in Don's life and/or career. We can see it from here. The writing staff has this arc in mind, and we are seeing it unfold.Edited by Will2007 - 5/20/13 at 3:52am