'Mad Men' Season 6 episode 7: End of an affair and a new beginning for SCDP in 'Man with a Plan'
Is this the beginning of a beautiful partnership or a disaster waiting to happen?
The episode's other big shift came in Don's affair with Sylvia. She split from her husband and willingly shacked up in a hotel to become Don's sex slave ( "Fifty Shades of Draper"?), before deciding that she needed to break it off for good.
Meanwhile, Pete dealt with his mother's dementia and Joan faced a health crisis with an unexpected assist from Bob Benson (then later saved him from being fired in a partners' meeting).
All the personal and professional turmoil ultimately collided with another violent moment in history: the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 6, 1968. "Mad Men" Season 6 has now covered nearly half a year in a little over half a season with just six episodes left to go.
We'll return to the regular happiness index next week (broadcast TV upfronts stand in the way of a full recap this week -- but Roger would return to the top, while Pete remains firmly on the bottom).