By now, you should really be used to the routine when it comes to “Mad Men” promos. They don’t give away much at all, and usually just leave you more angry at AMC and Matthew Weiner than actually excited about what is coming up.
Based on the first look at the next new episode “A Tale of Two Cities,” we can at least still say that it does look like both the best of times and the worst of times for some of these characters. First, the positives: It appears as though life goes on at the firm-with-the-impossibly-long name, and some people (such as Ted) may be starting to find his voice in the middle of complaining people who think that they are entitled to something. Is he talking about Don? Maybe, since it is pretty well-documented at this point just how well those two seem to be meshing.
Meanwhile, Joan seems to be also concerned about something, saying to Peggy at one point that she “needs a drink.” The only other sign of discontent we have is coming courtesy of one Megan Draper, who, in a conversation with Don, tells him that he is “very cynical.” Personally, we think the right choice of words here is possibly “you’re too caught up with what you can’t have to actually want me.”
Considering the Dickens reference in the title, we’re hoping for a brilliant hour that finally brings some excitement to some stories that have gone no where fast this season. It does not feel as though the Megan chapter is going anywhere anymore, and Don is going to have to figure things out both here and with Ted if we are ever going to really press ahead.
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