Mad Men recap: Big fat truths

This week's episode, ominously called "Dark Shadows," focuses on the weighty aspects of life, and we're not just talking about Betty and her Reddi-wip fetish. She's back, and she's got a food scale. A noticeably slimmer (but not yet back to pre-divorce emaciated) Betty weighs her bird food in the dark as the episode opens. She looks oddly pleased with herself, like weighing those cheese cubes is just the trick to reversing her shame spiral. And since we're feeling better about ourselves, Pete brags to Bert, Roger and Don that the New York Times wants to interview him for a story on hip new ad agencies like theirs, renewing Roger's distaste for weasel. Don flips through recent work to put together a pitch and seems disturbed that Peggy -- and especially Ginsburg's -- names are on everything. This plays nicely into the recurrent theme that Don (1) hasn't done much in terms of work in some time, and (2) Don is getting old while these whippersnappers are running the show. Read More...


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