The darkness that permeated Mad Men's fifth season doesn't appear to be dissipating, even though the firm itself appeared to be flourishing when we caught up with Don, Joan, Roger and the others in the days leading up to New Year's Eve 1968.
Sometimes, it's worse to know everything than to blissfully go about knowing nothing.
Everybody slept with everybody else-literally and figuratively-this week.
Peggy plans for the future. Roger courts a potential client.
Our annual list features weddings, street fights, manhunts, lengthy dream sequences, and more!
Things quickly become awkward after the two firms merge, Don asserts his dominance over Sylvia, Pete has to deal with his ailing mother, and Bob Benson helps out a sick Joan.
The creative department has a wild, drug-influenced weekend as they work on the Chevy account, Don has trouble letting go of Sylvia, and Sally walks in on an unwelcome intruder.
Peggy becomes unsatisfied with her apartment and with Abe. Don has an eventful weekend with Betty while Megan has problems on the set. Roger has time with his grandson, and Pete begins exploring his options outside the firm.
Cutler and Chaough prepare to make radical changes to the firm while Sterling and Draper are visiting a client in Los Angeles. Joan's decision to go after a new account on her own leaves Pete furious and frustrated.
Tensions rise when there's a lack of communication at Sterling Cooper & Partners.
Ted and Peggy work really well together, while Pete goes looking into who Bob is and Sally goes looking at a boarding school.
With his personal and professional life crumbling around him, Don positions himself for a change of scenery. Meanwhile, Pete's life is falling apart as well, thanks to the meddling of Bob Benson.