Don’s Hawaiian “experience,” as he calls it, is so intense and unsettling that it creates a noticeable breach in his disposition.
Addiction has played an important role through most of this season, most explicitly through Don’s struggles with alcoholism.
As usual, it’s Pete who is most eager to prove that the need to consume crosses all social barriers.
By Mad Men standards, this week’s episode, “The Color Blue,” gives viewers a couple surprisingly major plot developments.
The idea of attacking your opponent’s biggest strength head on is an old one.
The theme “The Arrangements” wants us to ponder is that of parents and their children and the various ways both groups disappoint each other.
The lack of exposition in the pilot is one of its most seductive qualities.