This episode of Mad Men was all about bad trips -- Roger and Jane's freaky LSD adventure and Don and Megan's trip to Howard Johnson's that went awry. Look, we all knew Roger and Jane weren't going to last, but Don and Megan's drama had me on the edge of my seat. Don's just not used to dealing with a woman with her own opinions and who's not afraid to act on them.
With this episode focusing exclusively on the Roger/Jane, Don/Megan, and Peggy/Ginsberg plotlines, there wasn't a lot of fashion from our favorites Joan, Trudie or the kooky secretaries at SCDP, but I think Jane's white I Dream of Jeannie look makes up for it. Click through to see! Photos: AMC
Peggy Peggy did her best Don imitation in the meeting with Heinz, and it didn't go over well--she ended up losing the account. Late 1960s sexism probably had a lot to do with it, but the fact that it looked like she borrowed her outfit from Sally Draper's closet didn't help. The Peter Pan collar and neck bow don't really scream authority.
Megan Megan wore almost exclusively coral this episode. Her peachy shift dress and gold chain are office appropriate and cute, and en route to the Howard Johnson's she added a striped cardigan and some purple octogonal sunglasses. We see Megan wear pink and purple a lot when she's with Don, whereas when she's alone she dresses in a sparser palette, like the black and white turtleneck dress and jumper she wears in the last scene.
Don HE LEFT HER! If that's not a bad sign, I don't know what is.
Oh yeah, and he was wearing a black suit. BUT HE LEFT HER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S.
Jane and Roger Even more depressing than Don and Megan, were Jane and Roger. Sure their LSD trip was hysterical at first, but it turned sad really fast when both realized that their marriage was crumbling. Even sadder was when Jane forgot, and awoke to the startling realization that Roger was leaving her.
At least she was wearing her best bridal version of an I Dream of Jeannie costume? Surely Jane will make a comeback after Roger, and hopefully this will lead to the Roger and Joan reunion we're all praying for.