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Mad Men: Crisis Management
Sunday, Oct. 26
As the world seemed on the brink of disaster, our hero and his supporting players were consumed with the takeover of Sterling Cooper and the questionable future of a couple of marriages. Karen Valby ruminated on one wife's walk on the wild side.
It was almost unfair the way the scene kept cutting to merry moments of mischief at the hotel, where the kids shared burgers and watched Leave It to Beaver with their fun part-time parent. Betty toiled alone for years, driven to shrill and nasty barking as her husband romped through Manhattan. So it seemed cruel, yet just, that she spent an anonymous evening in selfish pursuit of her own urges.