Set against the backdrop of the 1960 US Presidential Election, this episode is all about the 'versus' of the title. The fight.
This important episode looks at the origins of Don Draper and of Peggy, contrasted with the stories of Pete and Sal, through the linked themes of 'Facing up to the truth' and 'Moving on'
This episode is all about the characters aspiring to some ideal that is forbidden to them. The focus is on the female characters, their aspirations, and the things that stand in their way
This episode is all about the boundaries that people instinctively create around themselves, and their reactions when those boundaries are crossed. It looks at unhealthy rivalries that can develop within the business.
The theme of this episode is generational clashes — the older, experienced generations with established success and earned rewards, and the younger, ambitious generation pushing to create its own space
Mad Men is now included on Amazon Prime, so join us in a watch-along of a new episode each Monday night (perhaps with an Old Fashioned to hand if that’s your thing). We’ll post up an article about the episode, and we can all learn something and get some new ideas together.