MAD MEN 5.8: “Lady Lazarus”

“My name is Megan Draper, and I’m an actingoholic.” Well, Megan’s reveal wasn’t quite as dramatic as all that, but viewers did get another peek into her creative soul — even as we also peered deep into the dark abyss where Pete’s conscience used to be.

I’m always intrigued by the subject matter of the episodes that MAD MEN creator Matt Weiner decides to write himself. I like to imagine they are particularly important; the kind of stories Weiner doesn’t want to trust to anyone else. And I think this week’s events fell into that category; the characterizations were strong, even if the plots were lightweight. Viewers got to see the demons that drove Megan and Pete to lie to their spouses and embark on secret lives.
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