jon elizabeth hamm

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Rachel Menken… was the first real threat to Don’s singular identity. When the two met in Season 1, Don was still married and still hiding his true identity from everyone around him. Rachel threatened that safety with her sharp mind in both the bedroom and boardroom. Her death — as well as her sister’s knowledge of Don — truly got to our leading man in a way we’ve seen few times before. It knocked him from his safe space, above it all, back to reality. As Diana the waitress said, “When someone dies you just want to make sense of it, but you can’t.” Don isn’t above anything, and — no matter how hard he works to escape it — he’s going to have to confront his mortality soon. -  Ben Travers