Mad Men

Season 5 Episode 6

Far Away Places

4
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 22, 2012 on AMC
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    Despite the implications of the episode title, “Far Away Places” wasn’t a destination. It was an exotic pit stop—a little bit weird and a departure from the norm.

  • Episode Summary

    Peggy deals with relationship trouble and a pitch for Heinz beans. Don and Megan visit potential hotel chain client Howard Johnson's upstate. Jane convinces Roger to experiment with LSD.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • What just happened?

      4.0
      The whole episode felt like it was on just Roger's segment. It would have been cool for just Roger's part, but beyond that it made the first and third sections a bit frustrating to watch since there was no reason for them to feel crazy.
    • One word: WOW!

      10
      Is it just me, or this was a shocking episode? What a great story and visual, It's been the best episode in the hole season. I think I'm just going to watch it again.

    • Simutainously crazy?

      6.5
      When I watched that episode it focuses on three characters on a single day. First,Peggy argues with Abe then messes up a Heinz pitch while Don and Megan broke out.Then to take her mind off she goes to the matinee and shares a joint with a stranger with long hair and stylish pants.Then moments later she gives him a handjob.OMG! I was expecting her to go down on him. Meanwhile, Roger and his girlfriend take LSD at this guy's house.Then,Roger starts getting a buzz by seeing a reflection of him with his hair half-black and half-white, then Don speaks to him behind his back. lol. Back home he visions he's in the 1919 World Series.The following morning he breaks up with his girl. And,Don and Megan take a trip upstate to Howard Johnson where they fight before Don leaves her behind.Then feeling bad about it he tries to come back to her,but worries when she'd dissappeared.He finds her back at their apartment where he chases her around the house before falling to the floor. I think it was silly. Peggy had me shocked. Roger trying LSD got me hooked. We're getting close to the time when a lotta people will take all kinds of drugs with the hippies and the psychedellic era is arriving at our front door. Enter the madness.moreless
    • Far Away Places

      7.5
      I was a little confused about what exactly happened and what did not, but I was intrigued. Roger opening the bottle and hearing the music and Don "chasing" Megan around the home were comedic highlights, but for a show that tries too often to be "art", this episode was art. It was intriguing, even if I did not completely get its purpose.
    Stephen Mendel

    Stephen Mendel

    Morris Ginsberg

    Guest Star

    Tony Pasqualini

    Tony Pasqualini

    Sandy Orcutt

    Guest Star

    Bess Armstrong

    Bess Armstrong

    Catherine Orcutt

    Guest Star

    Peyton List

    Peyton List

    Jane Sterling

    Recurring Role

    Ben Feldman

    Ben Feldman

    Michael Ginsberg

    Recurring Role

    Charlie Hofheimer

    Charlie Hofheimer

    Abe Drexler

    Recurring Role

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