Mad Men Season 3 Episode 3 Recap

As disjointed as this episode was, it was certainly better than last week. Multiple scenes had me feeling squirmy with nervous tension that just wasn’t there last week.

-We can cross weed off the list of anachronistic 60’s show subplots. So we’ve got that going for us. It’s funny Kinsey had a friend who could get him dope in about 25 minutes. It’s not like that guy had a cell phone, or even a pager, or even an answering machine… He had to be at home ready to leave as soon as the phone rang.
-Roger in black face. I’m not so shocked it happened, but it was probably as surprising a scene as we’ll see. I’m sure that got gasps all across the country. And it sounded like he was singing, while it sounded like Joanie was not.
-Sally stealing $5. Cry for attention? Foreshadowing of grandpa doing something inappropriate? Unconnected to anything?
-Don making a drink was a funny scene, almost as if they were making a commercial for Old Fashioneds. Not totally clear on what the purpose was, except to provide more of Don’s background, show his affinity for and comfort among outsiders.
-“No one thinks you’re happy. They think you’re foolish.” Well, now. I guess we all know where we stand.
-That was a nice kiss at the end of the show. What kind of cads is Governor Rockefeller hiring in his office? Hitting on and feeling up pregnant ladies?
-And how could I forget Pete Campbell dancing The Charleston with his wife? That may have been a more ridiculous and surprising scene than Roger in blackface. They were really good!
-I think we’re getting a baby next week. Think Don will be with another lady while it’s happening?

Mad Men Season 3 Episode 3 Recap

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