Mad Men: Mad Threesome!

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In the midst of the madness (mad mess) that was the last episode of Mad Men (not certain what we can interject about the awkward that is Michael Ginsberg’s nipple), let’s initially focus on the positive: THREESOME!

Megan is obviously a power-player in her own right (if not a bit ruthless), and it might just be in Don’s best interest to let go a little and enjoy the ride. If she can’t co-exist on his terms, then she needs to dominate on hers. It’s not going to make Don seem less manly – perhaps the opposite. Perhaps it’ll inject (via sex not drugs) some life into his aging demeanor (while Roger can go with the flow as needed, Don is clearly stuck in another decade). Though it’s been almost painful to observe his cringe-worthy return into the SC&P fold, we now see Don Draper has not lost his edge. The thing about Don, coming from the trenches, he’s not above doing what needs to be done. Watch and learn Jim and Lou!

Speaking of Lou, comedian Allan Havey is finally getting the kudos he has long deserved. Having had worked with Havey – back in the day (’90s) at one of the first internet radio shows called “Comedy World” – he was always quick, subtly hilarious, and embodied that cliché bitter of many-an-under-appreciated-comedian. It’s funny that he has achieved full-fledged status with a part that doesn’t seem to be designed for a funny-man. Yeah, he’s that good.

A few other thoughts: It’s really a shame to have any episode of Mad Men without John Slattery. • Betty as a politician – now she makes sense! • While it was all we could think about, Meagan’s dance scene didn’t hit “Zou Bisou Bisou” levels. • And the nipple scene was only slightly reminiscent of the lawnmower. We might believe Ginsberg needed a valve to release the (gay?!) tension that the new computer-age was inflicting upon him, or we might believe actor Ben Feldman needed an excuse for a quick exit. • In the end, how is it all going to affect Peggy…? Please, please let it make her less annoying.

For better or for worse, Mad Men figures a way to imprint, like any good ad campaign, imagery upon our psyche, that isn’t going to fade away any time soon… scout’s honor!