That may or may not have been said in the middle of the second episode in the second half of Mad Men's final season. Mad Men peaked a few years ago, but it is still a fun ride. Joking on the plain appearance of Don's latest sexual play, my wife and I debated the women they have had walk through Don's life. This might be a theme throughout the last few episodes as they showed Don obsessed with the memory of Rachel Katz (season 1 + 2) and then bump into Sylvia Rosen (season 6). Combined with Mad Men's Creator, Matthew Weiner, fueling his creation with resentment from a youth that does not match reality and some small picture, we can evaluate his trysts. Each season, Don ran through a lot of skirts but would normally have one BIG mistress (the Sopranos series formula). Let's have some fun with a walk through side pieces.
|I'm an artist, look at how I tied my shirt!|
|We own retail in NYC|
|She aged well|
|Naked pictures of her leaked in one of the celeb hacks|
Suzanne Farrell - This was the cute dish who was a teacher that Don messed with for a summer. Pretty girl with a slim bod that was a bit crazy. She had a legit crazy brother and then had stalkerish tendencies with Don. She is the mistress Don was going to take away for the weekend, but when he ran back home quickly in his car, Betty confronted him about "the box". She stayed hiding in his car until she slunk out late in the night and walked home. No threat he'd leave Betty, and seriously, how much fun would it be for a crazy ex-mistress to come back and kill Don at the end? I vote for this one. This is probably Don's first mistress a majority of men would sleep with.
|Beauty and brains|
Betty Draper - Yes, remember he cheats on Megan with Betty. Hilarious inversion of things. While watching fat Betty waddle around for a season was fun, having harpie Betty be back to thin puts the Mad Men world in order. They write Betty so terrible that despite Don's bad behavior you still dislike Betty more.
|Season 6: Don could not stay legit|
Sylvia Rosen - Would Don stay faithful was the question many wondered going into season 6? No. Above is the stunning Italian they set Don up with as the mistress downstairs in season 6. We got to see her dressed classy, dressed in home fear, dressed in her lingerie, and rocking the mid-20th century classy MILF fashions. Funny fact, they cast 37 year old Linda Cardellini to play some middle aged MILF with a son in college. You might recognize her from Freaks and Geeks or Velma in the Scooby Doo movie. She was a nice foil to Boomer Megan who could not relate to Don as well nor really understand his problems (if even aware of them), unlike fellow Silent generation Sylvia. This is something most Mad Men reviewers missed, and instead the stupid SWPLs focused on Don banging a woman who looked like Betty Rubble. Huffpo and Grantland both mentioned this. I guess reviewers missed that this is fiction, and that also in the real world plenty of men cheat on their wives with women who look far different from them (see Tiger Woods).