Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Submitted Episode: “The Other Woman”
Better known as “The One Where Joan Prostitutes Herself,” “The Other Woman” does at least find the time for Don to feel bad about what his partners are not-so-subtly suggesting that Joan do in response to the Herb Rennet’s crudely indecent proposal.
Our Pick: “Far Away Places”
“The Other Woman” was easily the season’s most buzzed-about episode, but Don’s best outing was the Howard Johnson portion of “Far Away Places” better known as “The One Where Roger Drops Acid.” The desperation and sheer panic on Don’s face as he searched for a vanished Megan following their blow-up over HoJo’s signature orange sherbet was some of the finest acting we’ve seen from Hamm over the course of the series.
Don Draper Loves Howard Johnson
This was the most far-fetched story arc in “Far Away Places” — who knew Don was such a dork and since when do ad game hotshots adore HoJo’s so much? Had Megan not rejected the perfume-tasting sherbet, we would have written off their whole adventure as yet another Don Draper dream.
4. The Drapers’ (Mad Men)
Don may not like parties, but if we had a swinging ’60s pad like he and Megan have, we’d be celebrating all the time. Especially if there was a housekeeper available to keep the white carpets looking pristine. So mod and fashionable, and we always get nostalgic about a sunken living room. Added bonus: Megan singing in French as one of the amenities.
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I think getting Don and Betty back together would also be a cheap shot for MM. And I’ve become a Don and Betty ‘shipper this season. But the relationship I am championing is the intimacy between two people who spent over a decade together and had three children together. And I want that to be tossed right into Megan’s face constantly because she’s so immature and narcissistic, she won’t be able to handle it.
-rogaine2233 in the Mad Men 5-2 “Tea Leaves” Forum
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She is accepting without being complacent, funny without being particulary goofy, and way more equipped to put up with his Don Draper bullshit than anyone should be expected to be.
And the reveal that she loves Dick Whitman every bit as much? Kinda made me want to marry her too.
- Jacob Clifton, Mad Men 5-1 “A Little Kiss, Part I” Recaplet