Mad Men: Clearing the Decks for "New Business"

April 14, 2015 3:57 AM

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In a sense, the title of the latest episode of Mad Men, "New Business," is a misnomer. For most of it concerns old business. Yet dispensing with old business as good a way as any to get on with the new, and this episode clears the decks of much that remains from the past.

Even with Don Draper looking for something more meaningful in the wake of his successes in casual, er, dating, the two Mrs. Drapers are set on escape trajectories beyond the orbit of Planet Don. He's more than all right with that. An interlude with the Francis family, which aside from Republican pol...

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