• Episode 613: 'In Care Of,' Or, All Fun And Games Until Someone Is Shot In The Face
    Season six began in hell -- well, actually, Don Draper was physically in Hawaii, lying on the beach next to his adoring, model-perfect, bikinied wife. That would be the average person's heaven. But with his trademark penchant for self-sabotage and creating chaos, Don brought along his own hell -- Dante's Inferno -- courtesy of his downstairs neighbor Sylvia.
  • 'Dumb Ways To Die' Is Charmingly Gruesome
    It's hummable, shareable, and even snack-able, if you like cute, candy-colored animated blobs that look like Fruity Pebbles, but some how end up decapitated, electrocuted, or oozing rare fluids from their bean-shaped bodies. (All in the most charming ways, of course.)
  • Episode 612: 'The Quality of Mercy,' or, Jewish Mothers, Crying Babies, And They Shot Kenny!
    The title of this season's second-to-last episode (yikes!) is "The Quality of Mercy," which comes from Portia's famous speech in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice." Lest Shakespeare seem too highfalutin' a reference, the writers also liberally sprinkle in allusions to "South Park," Patty Duke, The Monkees, "Plop plop fizz fizz" and Roman Polanski.
  • The Trouble with Advertising, Part 15,662: Awards Shows Are A Boys' Club
    The big daddy of all advertising award shows, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, kicks off on June 15. But this season, alongside all the usual cocktail-fueled networking, client-stealing, and wee-hours frolicking, a less fun reality has surfaced: how shockingly few women are on award show juries in general.
  • 'Mad Men' Episode 611: 'Favors,' Or Comforting Mrs. Rosen
    Titled "Favors," this was one of the season's most surprising, brilliant, but difficult-to-watch episodes, featuring extraordinary performances from the entire cast -- but actors Jon Hamm and Kiernan Shipka deserve extra kudos. bHow many times can poor Sally lose her innocence? And how many times can Don survive all hell (or his inner Dick) breaking loose?
  • 'Mad Men' Episode 610: A Tale Of Two Cities, Or 'You're The Guy Who Came In A Taxi?'
    Uh, oh. Whenever I hear the phrase "L.A. trip" combined with "Don," I reach for my revolver. Flashbacks! Sadness! Pools! Suits! Weirdness! Anna!