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In the end, “Mad Men” will always be a story about two people: Don and Peggy. Certainly I’m not alone in that belief, but something has to be said about the beautiful final conversation between mentor and protege (though it’s arguable who filled which role in the end). With no one left to turn to, Don dialed up the one person he’d seen hit a bottom similar to his own. When Peggy had a child and wanted to keep working, Don was there for her. When Don had lost his children and needed to be told he could come back, Peggy was there for Don. It’s an utterly perfect bookend to a series that worked so hard to depict the difficulty and differences of both characters’ journeys. Somehow, they both were there for each other at the time of greatest need, and it’s comforting to think they lived out their days working side by side to make the world a happier, more empathetic place. Now, that’s an ending I can get behind.”

-Ben Travers for Indiewire

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“We had been working hard and we were hungry…. There was much to be done.  We were making a new life.  It was not the Old West and there was no frontier but we were making a new life, starting from scratch.  There was no thought of "romance” or “sex” but only of making a new life.  We knew what we were doing.

The New Woman is the survivor of the catastrophe and death of the old worlds…. The worst thing that can happen to her has happened.  The worst thing that can happen to me has happened.  We are both survivors.“- Lancelot, written by Walker Percy

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Goddamn, this fanvid just made me ship them a hundred times more. Which SUCKS because I highly doubt it’ll ever develop into a romantic relationship. 

Peggy/Don: On the Bound by Fiona Apple. 

Whoever made this fanvid did a great job. 

“I know we said it last week, but it’s worth repeating: Mad Men is at its best when it’s a show about Peggy and Don. The look she gave him midway through her pitch might have been the show’s most honest moment ever. In a room full of men—the chummy members of a club she’ll never be allowed to join—Peggy finally won. Without Don, it never would have happened. No job, no support, no pep talk the night before her first big pitch. You can see all of it in that look: pride, appreciation, satisfaction, and accomplishment." -The Atlantic’s review of the mid-season finale