When she discovers Don’s duplicity, she becomes even less inclined to forgive him, despite all his success, ultimately leaving him for the older, more stable politician Henry Francis.Still, there’s no denying their sexual spark, which is reignited years later when they reconnect while visiting Bobby at camp.See more » The first episode of Mad Men honestly represents the drinking, smoking, sexist fifties, a time when Madison Avenue's attitude and control permeated our entire culture, including one international political blunder after another, a time before anyone ever heard of political correctness.Gays were still in the closet, women slept their way to wherever they wanted to go, and advertising executives ruled the world.
That professional creative brilliance belies the fact of a troubled childhood, one that he would rather forget and not let anyone know about except for a select few, but one that shaped who he is as an adult and as an ad man in the need not only to sell products but sell himself to the outside world.
The professional and personal lives of those who work in advertising on Madison Avenue - self-coined "mad men" - in the 1960s are presented.
The stories focus on those at one of the avenue's smaller firms, Sterling Cooper, and its various incarnations over the decade.
We've seen Don Draper do some pretty despicable things before – commit adultery, steal a dead man's identity, etc. After a chance encounter with a former flame, Andrea Rhodes, an under-the-weather Don endures a fitful night of delirium.
He has sweaty, passionate sex with Andrea, only to kill her as punishment for luring him to cheat on his new wife, Megan.