Mad Men

Season 4 Episode 5

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 22, 2010 on AMC

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  • Roger gets the finger...

    If Mad Men needs people to stand up and take notice one week before it packs an U-haul truck of Emmy awards, this is the way to deliver an episode.

    You've got everything - an eyesore of a secretary, a blood crazy ad man, a diabolical plan, a masturbating 10 year old, and the gay guy from Desperate Housewives. A refreshing different Don Draper acting like a normal human being was nice to watch. Pete continues his rise in SCDP by bringing in the chance o win Honda's account. Not a whole lot of read between the lines we've got here. For people who like to view Mad Men as a piece of literature, there were a few good scenes to sit back and think about. As someone who likes being in both camps, I found this one a step up in story clarity and speed, and nevertheless a perfect hour of drama.