There is one definite trend I am seeing in this season of Mad Men, which is the storylines are moving away from the usual artistic television to something more mainstream. The story telling was simply fantastic this time, and things move so fast that an hour seems more like 20 odd minutes.
There was a lot of compare, contrast, and reminisce this time. Set against the background of Don going on something like a drug induced high after winning the Clio, the episode brought back some interesting flashbacks, much like the Dick Whitman flashbacks we had a couple of seasons back. We essential get to learn that Don had actually conned his way into Sterling Cooper. In fact, this was the last scene of the episode. And this was the scene that put the first interview scene into perspective. At some level, Don and the 24-year old guy had one thing in common - a reason to get into the building. Nice episode.