Once again, myself, Patrick, and a few friends met up at Portland’s Hollywood Theatre for their weekly screening of Mad Men. My choice of clothing for the evening? A slightly fitted sage green dress with an embroidered paisley pattern.
The dress was a gift from my friend Alicia, who was clearing out her closet of items that no longer worked for her. The embroidery work is a mix of darker green, orange and gold thread, creating a fun, yet sophisticated look. And I couldn’t resist wearing my Bakelite oranges necklace that I received as a birthday present yesterday. I came in a close second in the Best Dressed contest, losing to someone in an early 60s, very Peggy ala Season One, dress; black linen with large buttons in a double breasted fashion, A-line skirt at tea length. She also donned a three strand pearl necklace and gloves.
Bakelite Earrings: Birthday gift
Bakelite Oranges Necklace: Birthday gift
Picnic Basket Charm Bracelet: Birthday gift
Shoes: The Clothes Horse, Eugene
Let’s talk about the episode now…and yeah, there are spoilers!
So far, this season of Mad Men is pretty strong. I keep waiting for a lackluster episode like the second episode, but this episode quickly became one of my favorites, despite the fact there was no Joan. The episode focused more on Peggy, who obviously looks up to Don a great deal, and is trying her best to emulate him as best she can, however, because she is a woman (or as the Heinz client and Bert Copper said, a “girl”) many people don’t take her seriously. And actually, she is slowly becoming Don. She has her secrets, such as her illegitimate child with Pete, and has been having random sexual encounters, like we saw in this episode in the cinema. Meanwhile, Don has rather lost track of work, because he is so distracted by Megan. Megan confronts him about the work issue, ultimately ending the conversation with “Why don’t you call your mother?” and Don storms out. What is unclear here is that while we know Don has told her that his real name is Dick Whitman, he may not have told her the whole story, unless in this moment of fury with Don, she just had a slip of the tongue. Whatever the case, this causes Don to walk out and drive away, leaving Megan. The scene in which they reunite at their apartment leads to a moment in which we see that Don actually cares for Megan in a way he may not have ever care about a woman before. Then we had one of my favorite moments of the episode – Roger taking LSD. Now, I’m no supporter of drugs, but this scene proved highly entertaining, as well as insightful as to Roger and how he looks upon the world. He is slowly realizing he isn’t the big hot shot he thought he was, and that Jane wasn’t what he needed. And nothing, nothing can top Roger in a robe, laying on the floor with a pink towel on his head.