Brands&Films has been covering Mad Men very closely, mainly from the product placement point of view. But the series isn’t interesting just from that aspect, but also as a character study, relationship analysis, use of real events in the storyline … Even more; Mad Men has produced some memorable episodes and even higher number of memorable
The ninth episode of the Season 5 has brought us one of those moments. We could’ve seen Don’s love note to Megan on the back of one of his son’s drawings. It says:
Lovely Megan –
I went to buy a light bulb.
When I got back, I’ll see you better.
This note doesn’t contain any product placement :) It’s just lovely and tender. Alan Sepinwall described it as the best writing he’s [Don] done in a couple of seasons. Just perfect: short, to the point, incredibly romantic, and inadvertently designed to stick a knife in Betty’s heart.
Sepinwall also noted that “Mad Men” does a good job of having the pitches live up to the quality that the characters see in them; but Don’s pitch for Sno-Ball campaign wasn’t one of those times.
Is Don’s love note a sign that he’s slowly getting back to his best form? Can we expect the second coming of Kodak Carousel speech?