February, 1969, was a rough time to be:
a. A woman
c. A secretary
d. Don Draper's daughter
And so it was an especially difficult time to be Dawn and Shirley, the two African-American secretaries around whom much of the office drama spun on Sunday night's "Mad Men" -- much of it as a result of "D" on the list above, who once again inconveniently stumbled upon one of her dad's secrets.
Though, in the most condensed and oversimplified TV episode recap ever, Dawn got a big promotion and Sally melted Don's heart in the end, so everything's GREAT!
Unless you're Peggy...
When we come back from commercials I hope Shirley got a fist full of Peggy's weave. #MadMen
— Rod Live Tweets (@RodLiveTweets) April 21, 2014
Peggy stabbed her fiancé in the stomach and that was somehow not the lowest point for her character
— loctastic (@loctastic) April 21, 2014
... or Pete.
Via Bit Bucket
If I knew Pete Campbell I would literally call him every two hours just to hang up on him. #MadMen
— Oriana Schwindt (@Schwindter) April 21, 2014
Though right before his hissy fit, Pete did at least receive some valuable advice. (Other than, "Maybe it's time you ditched the plaid pants and knotted sweater?")
— corrinfiltrate (@corrinfiltrate) April 21, 2014
Though back to the bigger theme here:
Horrible white people being mean to helpful black people. #MadMen
— Muuka (@Badlands75) April 21, 2014
...and other rejected-but-honest taglines. Peggy would qualify, Bert Cooper sort of surprisingly would too now and clearly the new guy too, who was perhaps the worst of all:
Joffrey died on Game Of Thrones and was reincarnated in the form of Lou on Mad Men.
— MrDQJ (@MrDQJ) April 21, 2014
This episode of #MadMen is brought to you by the KKK.
— Grandma Ida (@Grandma__Ida) April 21, 2014
Entirely possible. But the sequence of events ignited by ol' Scorched Earth Lou here resulted in a big move (literally) for Joan and the promotion of Dawn the Scapegoat to Head of Personnel.
It also indirectly led to Don Draper having his heart skip a beat for the first time in his adult life. The feels, Don. You just got hit with all the feels.
Sally said "I love you." Let's just end the series right there. #MadMen
— April (@ReignOfApril) April 21, 2014
Nice thought, but that would mean we never see L.A. Pete again. So... see you next week.
Follow Jonathan Anker on Twitter @JonFromHLN