'Mad Men' Season 6 episode 9 recap 'The Better Half': Ranking Don, Betty, Peggy and more on the happiness index

We can't go so far as to call "The Better Half" an optimistic episode of "Mad Men," but there's an unusual sense of hopefulness to the little breakthroughs (and one big breakup) that occur throughout.Don, Roger and even Pete have conversations that force them to confront uncomfortable realities about their relationships, while Peggy weathers a more direct hit to her personal life. As the show enters the home stretch -- only four more episodes left this season! -- the question becomes whether or not any of these events can get the characters moving in the right direction to improve their lives.[Note: In the spirit of showrunner Matthew Weiner declaring that this season is about Dr. Arnold Rosen telling Don, "People will do anything to alleviate their anxiety," we're tracking the happiness of key characters week by week.]The "Mad Men" happiness index, week eight:1) Bob Benson (unranked last week): He still seems far too good to...


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