The Best of This Week’s Mad Men Recaps: ‘The Flood’

The critics were pretty frustrated with white people this week. The recaps compared "The Flood" to everything from a Woody Allen film (thanks to Ginsberg's date) to a painfully awkward race-relations drama (thanks to Joan's hug). A number of reviewers questioned whether Pete Campbell may have redeemed himself, though most think he remains a "shameful, shameful" character. Many evaluated the connective ties between the similarly assassination-themed "Grown-Ups," though all were dissatisfied by Matt Weiner's vanilla interpretation of MLK's death. As our own Matt Zoller Seitz described it, "the chickens of Mad Men’s whiteness finally came home to roost," and unlike Peggy, no one was left smiling on the couch. Here's your weekly recap of the recaps.



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