Here are the things I look forward to seeing once again in Mad Men Season 5 …
– Don and Sally eating together – we’ve seen them share eggs at midnight and rum-soaked pancakes. These scenes are always so darn sweet. Throw in salted chocolate ice cream with Grandpa Gene and Sally’s the people’s choice for breaking bread. But dining with Dad is where it’s at.
– The return of the back of Don’s head – we had, like, 20 shots of the back of that dippity-doo’d melon in the first 2-3 seasons. In fact, it’s the opening shot of the entire series. Alan Taylor loved talking about it. I think we caught a glimpse of it in The Beautiful Girls, but other than that, nada. What happened?
– A party – this is already a Mad Men staple, starting with Nixon vs. Kennedy and (“Ollie Ollie Oxen Free!!!”) the election returns party, and continuing through Paul Kinsey’s soiree in Montclaire, NJ and the systematic castration of every male SCDP employee in Christmas Comes But Once A Year. Heck, even Sally turned the weekend of the American Airlines pitch into a booze-fest.
– A major/minor character – those damn guest-stars! Adam Whitman. Faye Miller. Connie Hilton. Bobbie Barrett. Jimmy Barrett. Helen Bishop. Like shooting stars, these rabble-rousers stir the pot and flame out, blazing a trail for others to ponder. And this being Mad Men, there’s a lot to ponder.
What recurring themes, etc. are YOU looking forward to seeing in Season 5???