Another Sunday…Another Mad Men…Another swingin’ 60s outfit…
Last night I really broke out the mod with this geometric navy and cream mini dress. Look at that hemline! I came in a very close second in the evening’s best dressed contest. I lost out to a gal that I’ve chatted with quite a few times over the course of the season. She went to the Art Institute for fashion design and has quite the eye.
The rest of this entry discusses the episode, with severe spoilers, and I give a few predictions for the finale…
No, really, insane spoilers. Really. Do not. I repeat. Do not continue reading unless you have seen the episode.
You saw it, right?
First off, let’s get the elephant out of the room. Lane’s suicide. I thought after the moment with the Jaguar, since it was rather comical, that he had reconsidered the idea. However, when Joan had difficulty with the door, I knew it. What I was not prepared for were the gruesome shots that followed. Yeah. I’ll be having nightmares. Sometimes I feel that having a character commit suicide is a bit of a cop-out, and here, I felt it was. I’ll be honest. I really felt that Lane could have kept his chin up, stuck with the lie of resigning, and shipped off back to England, heck, his wife would have loved it! All she did was complain about how much she hated America. And he would have simply no longer been a part of Mad Men‘s plot line. Done. Unless his suicide, specifically suicide, not just the fact that he is no longer there, has some sort of impact on the company or characters, than it was a waste. I can already see how Don is going to blame himself. As for what Lane’s absence means for the company, Joan will step into his role as chief financial officer.
Now let’s get to Sally. So called it. As soon as she said she didn’t feel good, I knew it was coming. I enjoyed this small plot line, and I felt that it brought home the fact that Megan will never been Sally’s mother. And I felt it validated a bit of the Betty storyline throughout the season.