Monday, October 27, 2008
Redemption: Mad Men Season 2 finale
(Warning: minor plot plots discussed.)
Earlier this month, I wrote a review expressing disappointment with the direction that Mad Men season 2 was taking.
The 13th and final episode aired last night, and I'm no longer wearing the cranky pants.
I wanted more stuff about the ad business. In episode 12, Peggy, played by Elizabeth Moss and pictured here running a meeting, lands the Popsicle account with a great idea. I wanted the historical accuracy to be more than just good costume and set design. The season finale is set during the Cuban missile crisis. A lot of plots and subplots came together in episode 13, and while many are resolved, there are changes in the situation at both the Sterling Cooper ad agency and the Draper household that promise for interesting conflicts and conflict resolutions in the third season, if AMC can afford it.
Congratulations to series creator Matthew Weiner for writing and directing a great last episode to Season 2. As is true with these series that are only thirteen episodes long, now the long wait for the next season begins.