Best Episodes Countdown #7: ‘Mad Men’ — “The Suitcase”
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Season 4, Episode 7
A showcase for Mad Men’s most fascinating characters—troubled golden boy Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and ambitious Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss)—takes place mostly in the office during a haunting and illuminating dark night of the soul.
With a real-life prizefight as a radio backdrop, Don and Peggy come out swinging after he keeps her from a 26th birthday dinner to brainstorm a Samsonite ad.
Egos are bruised, secrets revealed and the boss-subordinate relationship altered forever when a personal tragedy sends Don into a drunken stupor, and he collapses with his head in Peggy’s lap. The morning after: business as usual. We know better.
Mad Men, Streaming now, Netflix, Amazon Go