Mad Men Review: Pity, Dirty, Funny

Like many Mad Men episodes, and the series in general, "At the Codfish Ball" was a slow burn.  It was taking so long to build up that I was ready to unabashedly declare it the worst hour of the season thus far.

Fortunately, once the Draper clan made their way to the eponymous gala, there was so much to enjoy that the lack of previous enjoyment was forgiven.

It is so often the little things that make Mad Men such a treat, and nothing epitomized that more than the quick conversation between Pete and Dr. Emile at the event.  Of course Emile takes on the opinion that an account man does absolutely nothing at the company.  Thankfully, after listening to the academic complain and condescend all episode long, Pete Campbell put him in his place if just for a few moments.  Emile was certainly an easy target, what with his ego ready to burst anyway, but it was a treat to watch Pete do what he does in a matter of seconds. Read More...


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