It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Mostly the worst, at least for all of our struggling heroes on Mad Men. We love our trips down the rabbit hole into sunny California. These episodes always end up being bizarre excursions where we inevitably end up asking, “Is any of this actually happening?” We knew that we were going to have lots of fun treats when we saw that this was another episode directed by John Slattery (who we’ve been enjoying as a kooky anesthesiologist in the new season of Arrested Development), and we were not let down with features such as Don’s hashish nightmare, the return of Danny Siegel (with his hilariously simple-minded friend, Lotus), and this lovely lady:
- ROGER: Our biggest challenge is to not get syphilis.
- STAN: And this is my stop.
- JOAN: I thought it was a date, but it turned out to be better!
(If only we could say this more often.)
- STAN: I can’t watch this.
- MEREDITH: Does this color look good on me?
- PETE: I have to tell you that in your absence things have become quite dire.
2. Cindy’s Hollywood Hills Hostess Jumpsuit
Although she says she has been doing accounts in one form or another since she began at SC&P, it’s worth noting that her latest was that unfortunate incident with Herb. She is bound and determined to keep this one professional and above board, except when it comes to office politicking of course. That’s why it was a little gut punching to hear Peggy say “I never slept with him!” when defending her rise into Don’s good graces. Once again, Joan carries the day (and TWO gorgeous white bags!). We liked that she kept her signature brooch and earrings, but opted for a collared jacket with fun and flowery buttons. And don’t get us started on the scarf! Also loved that she paired the whole look with yellow shoes...something Peggy did the very next day in her fish scale outfit. Aww, besties!