We've always seen some artistic Mad Men-ish cinematography like Don sitting on a couch, while the camera zooms out and some random haunting 60s music plays in the background. I've never expected a Don Draper voice over to lead us through the episode, nor do I want it again.
There is clearly a modern touch to the story now. We get to see the streets of New York. We also get to see Don taking a stance on his health and try fun activities like swimming and drinking less alcohol. Looks like Matt Weiner is trying to lay the ground work for Don Draper 2.0 - the type who enjoys oral sex in NYC cabs, who doesn't screw his lady on the first date, who writes diaries, and who want's to race some random guy in the pool.
There wasn't much to take away from this episode, other than know how various characters have planned the rest of their lives. Joan knows she is just an glorified version of a secretary. Peggy still doesn't know if she can balance her new found power and the lack of respect that comes with it.
No Roger, no Pete, no Bert, and no Clearsil or Glowcoat. That summarizes this weeks Mad Men.