“Mad Men”: Episode 2, “Christmas Comes But Once a Year”

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Wow. The return of Glen, Freddie Rumsen and Lee Garner Jr. in the same episode.

I watched this on the screener late Friday before taking off with the family for a week in the wilderness (albeit with indoor plumbing) so didn’t get much chance to think about it. And there’s a lot to think about.

What makes Lee Garner Jr. such a masochist? Because he can be, I suppose. Painful to watch him wield his power over the Sterling Cooper gang.

What makes Glen such a nut? I guess divorce was particularly hard on kids back then.

Is the advertising research blond a new love interest for Don, who’s definitely falling down in the seduction department (his secretary notwithstanding).

And was I just tired or was that a new actress playing Jane Sterling?

Love the fact that Don is buying Beatles’ 45s for Sally.

More to come after I get a chance to watch it again.

— Cynthia Littleton

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