The Mad Men midseason finale certainly was eventful, featuring a notable character death, the end of a marriage, the landing of a new client and the setup for a change in SC&P’s ownership… Oh, and man walked on the moon!

Bert’s death was very random in the right way - coming seemingly out of nowhere, though not really shocking anyone in retrospect. When the phone rang at Roger’s and it was clearly bad news, I’m guessing I wasn’t the only one who thought it was going to be about his daughter. In a show always packed with great performances, there was something so touching when Roger went to the office in the middle of the night and we saw the pained, saddened look on his face as he opened the door to Bert’s office - just a really lovely, silent moment from John Slattery.



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