Mad Men Season 4 Episode 3: Watch The Good News Online S04E03


Mad Men Season 4 Episode 3: Watch The Good News Online S04E03 – Mad Men season 4 episode 3 called “The Good News” which was directed by Jennifer Getzinger and written by Jonathan Abrahams and Matthew Weiner aired last night on AMC.
Last night we watched one of the most painful yet funniest holiday episode for Mad Men that has ever aired.
In “The Good News” which takes in place in late 1964 we follow Don Draper (Jon Hamm) who is alone to welcome the new year deciding to go to Acapulco for little vacation.
Don decided to make a stop in Los Angeles to see Anna Draper (Melinda Page Hamilton), the wife of the real Don Draper (remember that Don’s real name is Dick Whitman).
During the brief visit he learns that that his wonderful who tells him beautiful thins like “I know everything about you and I still love you ” has terminal cancer and he is asked to keep the secret.
Unable to cope with the situation he tells her goodbye for the last time and flies back home.
He might be a bastard most of the time, but it was hard to watch Don/Dick lose the one person who knows everything about him and still loves him- Betty was unable to that.
In order to better celebrate New Year’s Eve- Don teams up with Lane who was fighting with Joan, to get drunk, go watch Gamera, drink more alcoholic and finish it off by having sex with couple of hookers -25 bucks each.

Here is the synopsis of the episode:

Joan is trying to start a family with Greg, but her work schedule and his impending Army commitments make things difficult. Don takes a trip to California to see Anna, and meets her niece, who delivers some unsettling news. Upon returning to New York, he finds Lane in the office, who has been experiencing family difficulties of his own. They take night on the town to get their minds off their troubles. This episode takes place around New Years’ Eve, 1964.

Another great episode of Mad Men where Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) stole the show by getting drunk and going on a crazy rant where ever he went from the movie hall to the comedy club.
Jared Harris’s acting was superb and provided us with some great laugh out loud moments that made this episode worthwhile.
On a side note,only Mad Men can reduce the main characters to two nonspeaking appearances in the final scene of the episode.
1965 is going to be a very interesting year.

Here are few things that stood out:
“Alcoholics who think they’re collectors”
“Though things have been precarious financially, it’s been a magnificent year.”
“I agree with that they’re doing, but somebody has to go to class.”
“Just keep marking off the days on the calendar while we keep planning for our future,”
Don: “I could tell the minute she saw who I really was, she never wanted to look at me again.”
Anna: “I’m sorry she broke your heart.”
Don: “I had it coming.”
Lane and Joan’s big fight over the floral mix-up.
“I’ve got a big Texas belt buckle. Yee-haw!!!,”
“I started thinking of everything I know is true, and how flimsy it might be.”
“I know everything about you and I still love you.”

What are your thoughts on the episode?

That’s all we have for now on Mad Men season 4 episode 3.

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