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Recap: Mad Men ‘Dark Shadows’ 5/13/12
AMC’s popular 60′s drama Mad Men airs tonight with a whole new episode. Tonight’s episode is called ‘Dark Shadows’ and we will be live blogging it with all the up-to-the-minute details.
On last week’s episode Peggy was irritated by a secret she had to keep. Pete covered for a friend and Don got unexpected news.
While Pete had to make a phone call, Peggy looked to be dreading one. Megan decided to quit Sterling Cooper Draper Price. If you missed the episode you can read our official recap here.
On tonight’s show Don becomes competitive and Roger seeks new business. Sally faces a challenge. I wonder if Sally’s challenge be about Glenn?
We will be live blogging the episode with all the up-to-the-minute details at 9 PST so make sure to come back to this spot and watch the show with us. Refresh often so you get the most current info!
Betty is on another diet, we find out she is at Weight Watchers. Don is in the elevator with Roger, Bert and Pete. Don is nthen with Joan looking over advertisements from Michael Ginsberg.
Roger gets interrupted on the phone by Bert who tells him to call Max Rosenberg a potential client for Manischewitz wine. Bert does not like Pete so he tried to con Roger by telling him the account requires his finesse.
Megan is trying our her acting tips with Sally and she teaches her how to cry it looks like the two are becoming friends. Don makes himself scarce.
Betty get to the house to pick up the kids and when she gets there she comes into the apartment and looks around. She sees Megan dressing and she gets upset.
Betty is so upset she heads home, runs into the house and heads to the fridge for some Reddi-Whip which she squirts right into her mouth. She thinks better of it and spits it into her mouth.
The next day they go over ideas for Snowball – Michael wants to target children while Don wants “snowball’s chance in hell.” Michael tells Don it is impressive he can stop writing for so long and still come up with something.
Betty goes to her weight watcher meeting, she has lost half a pound and she is pleased with herself. Meanwhile Megan is practicing her lines with another actress. The actress lets Megan know that she has to act for a living it is not a hobby.
Michael goes to see Roger because he wants him to work on an account for him, Monarch Wines. According to Roger, they make wine for Jewish people and now they want to make wine for the rest of them. Michael isn’t comfortable keeping a secret from Don. Roger tells him that he basically hates Pete and wants him to stay away from the account. At Betty’s, Henry is cooking himself a steak because he can’t eat the fish five nights a wee that Betty eats.
Roger calls his ex-wife Jane and asks her to have dinner with him and his Manischewitz client. She is Jewish and that is why Roger wants her to go. She tells Roger she will go if he buys her an apartment.
Beth goes to see Pete at his office and he tells her that she can’t be there. She unbuttons her jacket and isn’t wearing anything underneath. He’s daydreaming!
At Betty’s, Sally is working on her family tree project for school and wants to know if Megan and Henry get branches on the tree. In the midst of all of the kids’ work on their projects, Betty finds a note from Don to Megan. Betty tells Sally not to forget her father’s first wife, Anna. She wonders why Megan didn’t tell her about Anna.
Don is showing the creative team both ideas for the Snowball account. They agree to take Michael’s pitch to lead with, but use Don’s as a last resort if they need it.
Don is home and says goodbye to Sally. Sally calls Megan a “phony” and asks who Anna is, she tells her that everybody knows. Sally asks Megan if she’s going to make herself cry.
Back at the Weight Watchers class, it’s weigh in time again and Betty hasn’t lost anything, but she is maintaining her weight.
Megan tells Don, that Betty told Sally about Anna. Don is furious about Betty telling Sally. Megan tells him if he calls her, then she has poisoned them from fifty miles away.
At the office, Michael tells Peggy about the account that Roger has him working on.
Don is home and gets a phone call from Pete. He tells Don about the article that came out that doesn’t give them a mention. Don’s mad that Pete woke him up and threw his failures in his face. Don wants to know if Sally has something to ask him. Sally tells him that she’s not a little girl any more, then Don tells her that Anna was a friend and he would’ve told her all about Anna, but she died.
Betty calls in Sally to tell her that she’s proud of her for getting an A on her family tree project.
Roger and Jane are having dinner with the people at Monarch and want to get the drink in the hands of different kinds of people. Roger has an idea that makes it look like whoever is riding a bus has already bought the wine. It appears that the son, Bernie, is coming on to Jane? I think? Roger is going to get upset.
Back in the cab ride home, Roger asks Jane if she’s going to call Bernie. He then tells that if she does to at least still act like she’s married. Roger wants to see the new apartment that she got, inside the apartment, he tells her that he misses her. He kisses her and they begin to undress the other. She stops him, but it doesn’t take long before they go on.
On the train ride home, Howard is complaining about being trapped in the house over the holiday with his family. Michael is upset that Don used his own idea instead of presenting his idea to Snowball.
At Jane’s place, she tells Roger that he ruined the place just like the last one. He is sorry.
At the Draper’s house, she’s preparing Thanksgiving dinner and tells Don not to open up the window due to a smog alert, the air is toxic, she says.
At the Francis residence, they are all talking about what they’re thankful for at dinner. Betty is eating so little, but she’s obviously treasuring every bit until the next weigh in.
What did you think about tonight’s show? I think Roger should have controlled himself and not slept with Jane again.