'Mad Men' Season 6 Finale Recap - 'In Care Of'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) This is it, you guys! The season six finale! Anything could happen! Even though the AMC description just says "Don has difficulties," which really narrows things down. Will Megan finally find out about Don's affair with Sylvia? Will Pete's sideburns merge into one supersideburn? Let's watch everyone make terrible decisions. Stan, the mother hen, corners Don as he walks into the office. He wants to go to L.A. to work on the Sunkist account, and to help set up a satellite office — a...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Costume Designer Janie Bryant Talks About Her Inspiration in this Video Interview

By Danica Lo on
(Courtesy AMC) Are you as obsessed with the clothes on Mad Men as we are? Ever wonder how costume designer Janie Bryant gets inspired—and where she sources the period costumes? Find out in this interview series from The Archive of American Television. And don't forget to check out all our Mad Men recaps from this season over at our dedicated page before this Sunday night's season finale!Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 12 Recap - 'The Quality of Mercy'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) This is it you guys, the penultimate episode! When we left off last week, Sally caught Don cheating on Megan with Sylvia, sparks were flying between Ted and Peggy (and Pete and Peggy) and Bob maaaybe made a pass at Pete, (What is it about Pete? I don't get it.)Megan and Don are just waking up, after...a night spent sleeping in Sally's room, it looks like? They are in a jumble of pillows printed with cartoon characters. "You have to pull back on the throttle," Megan says. "Please try and...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 11 Recap - 'Favors'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) Only three episodes left, you guys! (Counting this one.) It feels like something bad is going to happen, doesn't it? Let's get started. We open with Peggy, who has some unwanted rodent guests in her apartment. But no Abe! So it's a tradeoff, really. Meanwhile, Pete's mother, and her new Bob Benson-recommended man-nurse, are at the SCDPCGC Sterling, Cooper, and Partners "I'm glad you both swallowed your pride. If for nothing else, for the good of the child you had together," Momma Pete...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 10 Recap - 'A Tale of Two Cities'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) We're getting towards the end of Season 6 now, and things have really been picking up speed (The acknowledgement of Joan and Roger's baby! Peggy and Abe's stabby break-up! Don and Betty sexytimes!) Singing "Mad men, mad men, mad men" to the tune of the Mad Men theme song will really help get you in the mood to watch Episode 10. So let's do that. And, let's keep our eyes on this Bob Benson guy, okay? The show opens with Megan and Don watching the Democratic National Convention. Megan...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 9 Recap - 'The Better Half'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) Pete Campbell's sideburns have gotten downright unruly this season, haven't they? Look at them, up there, slowly distancing themselves from his face, making their break for freedom. Anyway! Onto the recap! After last week's speed-fueled episode maybe this one will be a bit more straightforward? We open with the great butter vs. margarine debate. Things are getting heated between Don and Ted. They call Peggy over to tell them which campaign is better "mouthwatering, savory delicious...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 8 Recap - 'The Crash'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) Everyone ready for episode eight? Let's do this!Since it's called "The Crash," and it opens with Ken Cosgrove driving some drunk, unruly, gun-wielding Chevy execs around as they scream at him and cover his eyes (!!!), I'm assuming the worst. But no! Ken is fine, as it turns out. Kind of. More on him later. Onto Don Draper, wearing a fedora, smoking outside of Sylvia's apartment like a creep. At SCDP's morning meeting, Ken has bad news — Chevy didn't like the agency's proposals. Don is...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 7 Recap - 'Man With a Plan'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Cutler Gleason and Chaough time, everyone! When we left off, the two firms had just merged. Let's see what happens when everyone reunites, shall we? Episode 7 opens with Don in an elevator, eavesdropping on the Rosens fighting downstairs. So much happens in elevators on this show! It's the first day of school work at the newly-merged firm, and everyone is making introductions. Peggy and Joan are together again! Joan escorts Peggy to her new, copy chief...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 6 Recap - 'For Immediate Release'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) Happy Cinco de Mad Men! After last week's revealing (we saw how each character reacted to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.) and depressing (we knew Don wasn't a great dad, but yeesh), but otherwise sort of plodding episode, we hope there's some more action tonight. Like, right now would be a good time for Peggy and Pete's secret lovebaby to reappear, right? Anyway, onto Episode 6! Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is about to go public, and Bert Cooper has on his best argyle...Read Full Story

'Mad Men' Season 6, Episode 5 Recap - 'The Flood'

By Caitlin Petreycik on
(AMC) Everyone has their hair teased nice and high and their old fashioneds at the ready, right? Great! Let's start this recap. Peggy is touring a giant apartment on the Upper East Side, which she is thinking about buying for $28,000. (It's now worth $310,0000.) Movin' on up. Also, this real estate agent promising Peggy her apartment will quadruple in value when the Second Avenue subway is finished —any day now! — is just too much for me to handle. Onto Bobby Draper (Is this Bobby Draper? How...Read Full Story