Mad Men ended the first part of season seven in a dreamlike state, with the ghost of Bertram Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) telling us, The Best Things In Life Are Free.
The first of the last seven episodes opened with Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and a woman in a mink coat, quite unsure whether she was his new girlfriend, a prostitute or a model.
We had left Don Draper as Roger Sterling (John Slattery) has sold the company, earning the partners millions. But Don is in the same mess he was before. Stuck in a rut of partying, going to bed with younger women and quite literally sleeping through the job.
We also saw Rachel Menken (Maggie Siff), Don’s girlfriend from season one, making a brief reappearance.
Don needed to find a department store to flog the flagging Topaz pantyhose and so he contacted Rachel Menken’s store, only to discover that she had just died of leukemia. Despite not having seen her for years, to Don the news came as a huge blow, making his look very endearing.
Kenneth Cosgrove (Aaron Staton), a young account executive originally from Vermont, takes center stage with his defenestration at the hands of the new owner of the company.
What’s interesting, is the fact that Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) is the new head of advertising.
There are some cracking scenes between Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss).
Mad Men is all about detailing and the makers has once again managed to recreate the era beautifully.
Mad Men premiered on July 19, 2007. The seventh and final season had a total of fourteen episodes that were split into two seven episode instalments, airing in 2014 and 2015.
The second half of the final season premiered on April 05, 2015. The series finale is scheduled to air on May 17, 2015.
All in all, Mad Men is worth all the time that you would spend watching it and yes, it’s the end of a beautiful era of television.
Hat’s off team Mad Men!!
Mad Men, a cult show, is almost towards it's fag end and I must say that the finale season looks promising. Mad Men ended the first part of season ...3.0