'Mad Men' Season 5 - 'The Other Woman': Peggy and Joan get offers they can't refuse


From the beginning, as showrunner Matthew Weiner has oft pointed out in interviews, "Mad Men" is as much about Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss) as it is Don Draper (Jon Hamm). On Sunday's (May 27) perfectly executed episode, Peggy Olsen -- character -- reached a very important point in her arc as a character. So did her one-time boss, Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks). And, not to leave him out, so did Don.The episode's recurring theme -- as exemplified by SCDP's work on the Jaguar pitch -- was things that we want, beautiful things, that we chase but never attain. At the beginning of the episode, the metaphor is a mistress -- someone "pretty, temperamental, out of our control" -- that can't be owned. By the end, there is no metaphor. The car is a car and the pitch (and the message) is, "At last, something beautiful you can truly own."And like most things that are subject...



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