After last week’s two hour season premiere of Mad Men, ‘The Collaborators’ had a lot a lot to live up to, including keep the audience entertained while making sure the story continued to move forward. Personally, I don’t think ‘The Collaborators’ was as interesting as the previous episode, but if you haven’t yet seen ‘The Collaborators’ do not read any further and consider this your official SPOILER ALERT.
Aside from the creepy Jaguar guy who defiled Joan last season, this episode was mainly focused on Pete Campbell & Don’s mistresses. Also, Peggy continues to struggle with finding the proper balance between being a good, supportive boss and motivating her employees with fear… i.e. Peggy deals with the constant reminder that she is not Don Draper.
Missing from this week’s episode was the conclusion of the Betty and Sally drama, but we did get some juicy tidbits with Megan confesses to her miscarriage (which she wasn’t as upset about as she was the fact that she would’ve probably aborted the pregnancy regardless). In a surprising turn, Pete’s wife Trudy stands up for herself (the beginnings of women’s lib anyone?) when his mistress shows up after being beaten by her husband for the indiscretion.
What did you think of ‘The Collaborators’? Was the episode too much about the mistresses or too much about Jaguar & Heinz? Leave your thoughts in the comments and don’t miss new episodes of Mad Men, Sunday nights on AMC.