The fourth season of Mad Men premiered last month, revealing the aftermath of the creation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and the dissolution of the Draper marriage.Richard Drew, Danielle Robinson, Leigh Davenport, and Catie Cambria—to provide their takes on all the sex, the clothes, and of course, the drama.
They weigh in on this week's show, in which Peggy and her creative partner clash and Don finds himself in an unusual work situation.
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Richard Drew (TV producer and creator of the blog Remote Patrolled): So that's how Don Draper first got his foot in the door at Sterling Cooper—he lied his way in! How appropriate for the man whose whole identity—and marriage—was built on a series of falsehoods.
I loved seeing last night's flashback to when Don met Roger, if only to see a younger, hungrier Don in action again. We've missed him. Don held back while drinking with his future boss so he could manipulate the meeting to his own advantage. Smart and ballsy.
Fast forward years later and Don is drunkenly stumbling through a client presentation, passing off a budding exec's work as his own and going to bed with one woman and waking up with another ... while forgetting to pick up his kids. Oh how times change. I wonder what the past Don would make of his present-day version. He probably would have fired him in disgust.