Like I said, pretty much everyone on Mad Men is sad in some way. But for the time being, these folks are the happiest of the bunch. Most of all, Megan, who’s living the dream as a hot wife/cool stepmom/struggling actress.

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Oh, you know…just hangin’ out in some cozy sweaters teaching my stepdaughter how to make herself cry.

 

Now that it’s almost Thanksgiving, Megan has traded in her sleeveless dresses for cigarette pants and autumn-hued sweaters. Does mustard and denim work? Child, please. Anything works on Mrs. Zou Bisou Bisou.

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Sally’s also rocking toasty knits, although her attitude this week was chillingly Betty-esque.

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She looks cute, but I fear she’s turning into the worst combination of her parents. She’s just a few manipulative moves away from being an ice queen in a corner office.

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Megan even looks cute when relaxing at home running lines with her actress friend, who’s auditioning for Dark Shadows. I wonder if Tim Burton’s feelings were hurt when Megan called it crap?

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Oh speaking of crap, Megan’s friend is looking…unfortunate. That print and color palette work for no one, particularly not for a red head.

 

But really, Actor Friend can’t compete with the likes of Megan, who is adorbs even in housewife mode, complete with a head scarf and apron.

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If Megan’s happy, Don’s happy. Check out his relaxed look as he leaves his family at home while he heads to the office.

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Don is dipping his feet back into the creative waters, even if it means screwing over Ginsberg.

I said Don is happy, not nice.

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Seriously though, Don’s clothes have become so much more relaxed. Look at this long sleeved polo! We hardly ever see him in a color! Who is this man??

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The rest of the office, well, they’re not fairing as well. I don’t think being a single mom is doing Joan’s hair any favors. I can see right through her teased do, and there is no way Seasons 1-4 Joan would ever let that slide in the secretarial pool.

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Time to get with the times and play it loose like Megan, Joanie. And loosen up your wardrobe a little, too! Seriously, I’m hot and itchy just looking at her.

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Well, at least Joanie still dresses better than Peggy.

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Peggy? Peggy, where are you? Oh, there you are. Couldn’t find you in that oatmeal outfit, sitting on the oatmeal couch.

 

This is just slightly better. And does Ginsberg wear the same outfit to work every day? It sure feels like it.

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As we saw with Actor Friend, mustard isn’t Peggy’s color either.

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We can’t see much of Peggy’s outfit here, but I think we should all take a moment to appreciate the amazing staredown she’s giving Roger. That’s some Christina Ricci levels of bitchface.

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Tell it like it is, girlfriend!

 

But I will cut our favorite office feminist some slack. This last look is probably Peggy’s best of the night.

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I wish the neckline were less horrific, but the bow at the waist is pretty and the color isn’t bad. BTW, I put Peggy in the ‘happy’ category because she’s yet to realize how much she’s been usurped by Ginsberg. He’s even outshining Don, but Peggy can’t see it yet.

 

Maybe all the plaid has distracted her from his talent.

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I mean…ow. This just hurts to look at. All the lines! All the colors! All the textures!

 

Bravo to wardrobe and set design for this shot. Ginsberg looks so out of place in Roger’s modern office, it’s insane. 

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Ginsberg, you’re being out-youthed by someone old enough to be your dad. Chew on that for a while, and then maybe write a sad poem about it.

 

But you know, today’s hipsters would kill for his wardrobe. Just put a can of PBR in his hand, and it’s a Friday night at an ironic dive bar.

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Do I smell a rivalry developing? Looks like it! Don had better up his game, or the King of the Thrift Store will be running creative soon.