Mad Men Season 6 Review “The Collaborators” – Bad Boys, Bad Boys

Apologies for missing the big premiere of Mad Men last week, but I was out of the country. Can I say, though, what a shame it is that Don is back to his usual philandering? In this week’s episode, "The Collaborators," he continued his affair with his neighbor’s wife, unaware that Megan was suffering through a miscarriage while he was playing around. Poor Megan. All she’s ever done is be a good wife, a good stepmother, and her only "crime" was to have ambitions for herself beyond those two labels, but Don’s affair really has nothing to do with her. As the flashbacks to his teen years growing up at a brothel prove, his ideas about women and sex and marriage have been doomed from the start. He really never stood a chance there, but instead of trying to be a better man for his second (technically third) wife, he fell back into his old patterns. Having what everyone else wants isn’t good enough for Don; he is a man so accustomed to keeping secrets that when he doesn’t have any, he seeks them out, this time in the form of yet another affair that will probably destroy everything he is taking for granted. READ MORE...

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