Mad Men Season 4 Episode 8: Watch The Summer Man Online S04E08 – Mad Men Season 4 Episode 8 called “The Summer Man” which was directed by Phil Abraham and written by Lisa Albert & Janet Leahy and Matthew Weiner aired last night on AMC.
After watching Don spiraled into a dark place in the last 7 episodes last night we saw a change for the best taking place.
Using the voice-over technique in the installment we were able to go into Don Draper’s mind and really discover what he was going through as he wrote in his journal.
On June of 1965 Don decided that it was time to get drunk a bit less,focus more on his children and treat women a bit differently especially with Faye (Cara Buono.)
Don is far from being a saint but he is certainly taking the right steps towards being a better man telling himself “They say as soon as you have to cut down on your drinking, you have a drinking problem.”
But the more Don tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life the more Betty realizes that her own is not as perfect as she thought and that she may want her ex back.
Meanwhile Peggy was asked to take matter into her own hands and fire Joey for drawing a nasty cartoon that enrages Joan.
But during an elevator ride with Joan -Peggy learned the hard way how a woman should behave in the work place when faced with these kinds of situations with her coworker flatly telling her:“all you’ve done is prove to them that I’m a meaningless secretary, and you’re a humorless b*tch.”
Here is the recap of the episode:
In writing, Don owns up to his alcohol problem and expresses sadness about not being welcome to attend his son Eugene’s birthday party. He sets himself the goal of regaining control over his life. Betty is flustered when she runs into Don and Bethany at a function for Henry’s job. Don and Faye have dinner and later passionately kiss inside a taxi, but he controls his impulses and elects to merely take Faye to her door. At the office, Joey’s brash demeanor towards Joan causes Peggy to fire him. This episode takes place throughout June and ends on the twenty-first, the date of Eugene’s birthday.
Overall it was a very good episode that shows how good Mad Men can get at times.
The scene between Peggy and Joan was very powerful and really showed the limitations for a woman in 1965.
This installment opened many doors for Don and Betty-it looks like she is finally ready to just see him as the father of her kids and to end the countless feuding or maybe she is ready to show him that she still has feelings for him.
What are your thoughts on the episode?
That’s all we have for now on Mad Men Season 4 Episode 8.*Sponsored Links*