Greetings, Mad Men devotees.
The best educated guess is that the show will pick up the storyline sometime in 1966. Season four left off in 1965 and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner said earlier this week that he was replacing a song in the season-five opener (The Look of Love by Dusty Springfield) because it was originally released in January, 1967. Ergo, the new season should resume in 1966.
Hmm. I think a Joan-Roger coupling might be a bit obvious for Mad Men. As the new season opens I think it's more likely Joan has already given birth and Roger is still married to his younger trophy wife Jane. At last check, Joan's husband was working as a medic in Vietnam, remember.
I believe this is going to be a very eventful season for Ms. Olson. At the same time she's climbing the ladder at SCDP, she's also experiencing profound personal growth.
She's never had a full-out romantic storyline (the brief dalliance with Pete doesn't count), so watch and see if that doesn't change this season.
In answer to the earlier question, it's highly unlikely that Sal will return to the show this season, but who knows? The character has had plenty of time to bounce around other New York ad agencies and could be due a return to SCDP. It's a safe bet he's still in the closet, though.
Ever wonder what type of women the young Sally Draper would be like when she grows up? The evocative fiction by Tish Cohen in today's Globe peers boldly into the future.
Andy seems to have been up all night worrying about things, and it is not even Sunday yet. So, my two cents. Re Sal's return: I was always sorry he disappeared and find a few other plot lines featuring gays or lesbians (Peggy's friend in the same office building) weak in comparison. Re Roger and Joan.. I suspect they will never get together just because they are the one couple that actually works. And on the subject of the secretary Megan, I haven't a clue but can't wait to find out.
I'm just so jazzed about Mad Men's return! I think you're correct about Roger and Joan. As to that earlier question about Glenn, the weird little kid that Betty had befriended, I believe he and his mother moved away long ago. Considering that the kid was played by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's own suppose, there's always the chance he could make a return appearance, however.
Now here's a reason to make s pot of coffee this Sunday morning: AMC is running the last three episodes of Mad Men season four (6-9 AM ET) to prep for tonight's season-five return. Watch Don Draper write his full page ad for the New York Times denouncing tobacco companies! He's a smooth cat.
Votes now being taken for best Mad Men episode of all time. My vote goes for the season three episode 'Man Walks into an Advertising Agency" at which point the British ad invasion is starting to assert fuller control of Sterling Cooper ad agency. That is until an impromptu office party during which a secretary driving a power lawnmower runs over the foot of the top Brit executive being airlifted in to run the new company. Someone informs Roger Sterling that the victim may lose his foot. "Gee, just when he got in the door," cracks Roger.
Only minutes away from the start of season five. Start shaken' those cocktail shakers...
I'm here> Weird opening with Sally Draper, obviously in dad's new digs. And getting along rather well with the new Ms. Draper
Morticia and Lurch? A very 1966 reference
Joan's pretty shrill with her nanny, aka her mother. So it seems her plan is to let her hubby think that he's the father of their child.
That Peggy Olson has turned into a pretty solid accounts person. Even if these bean-brains don't appreciate it.
Surprising how long the character of creative guy Stan has stuck around. Considering how fast people come and go in the ad business and all.
Poor Petey. He seems to be bridling under the yoke of parenthood and suburbia.
You just know there's going to be someone here that Don doesn't want to see...