The penultimate image of Mad Men episode 7.01: Time Zones, leaves Peggy utterly alone.
It reminded me of another image, in another episode.
It feels like a specific contrast. Both images isolate Peggy from above; one shows her abandon and her pleasure, the other shows her isolation and sorrow.
The final image of the episode belongs to Don.
It’s a disturbing image. Don is half-naked, framed by doors he cannot close, shivering, and alone.
This too, reminds me of something from Season 2.
Here it’s not a contrast. Don is again half-naked, bereft, framed by a door. For Peggy, we see a loss of a sweet innocence. For Don, a continuation of the road he’s traveled for a long, long time.