The second episode of Mad Men's fourth season is a step up from the show's pedestrian return last week, but it still fails to catapult off the momentum from the end of last season. Why they chose to jump months ahead and skip over the chaos of the new ad agency getting off the ground is beyond me, but it would not be the first bonehead move Matt Weiner has made with this show.
Mad Men needs to be about more than Don and Peggy, but right now it is the Don and Peggy show, which sounds like a sketch from The Sonny and Cher Show, not the alleged best drama on television. Vincent Kartheiser does a great job with Pete Campbell every week, but he's lucky to get 3 minutes of screen time.
The song at the end just came off as very pretentious too. Mad Men has the aura of a good show, but something is missing right now.