Pete Campbell’s photo Credit: Jordin Althaus/AMC
Photo courtesy of AMC
Ouch, Mad Men. We used to have such fun together.
In this breakup, Don walks away with a hot, young, almost annoying hip wife; a cool apartment; and a shorter commute. What do we get?
Fat Betty, for starters. At the end of last season, she and Henry up and move the family to Rye. But, after that, it seems the show has really backed away from showing the Francis clan’s life there. Gone are that antiquing trips in Tarrytown. We never got to see if little Bobby went to Playland or not.
So, while Betty’s life in the ‘burbs is still a mystery to us, who are Mad Men‘s great suburban representatives? Pete Campbell and Howard Dawes, two Metro-North commuting buddies that truly deserve each other. If you wanted evidence to support Don’s claims that the suburbs make you want to off yourself, you don’t need to look much further than these two. It’s fitting, then, that the last episode of the season has them getting into a fistfight with each other and getting tossed off the train. In Harrison.
What did you think of this season? Should suburbanites be offended? Let me know in the comments.