This week's Mad Men was anything but "New Business"

April 14, 2015 2:32 AM

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It's customary in final seasons to see episodes focus entirely on a side character as a way of giving the viewers closure, and it doesn't seem like Mad Men is going to be breaking the mold, if "New Business" is any indication. This week, we got an episode that centered around Megan (Jessica Paré), and her suddenly not so simple divorce from Don (Jon Hamm). I'd argue that this was a largely depressing episode on all fronts, which makes it a perfect fit for the final season of such an unhappy show.

While the stuff with Megan took center stage this week, I was most struck by Don's new relationship with Diana (Elizabeth Reaser). Not only does Diana lack a lot of the striking qualities many of Don's other women featured prominently, she also appears like she's not going to be easy for Don. We saw...

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