"Betty trophy-wife-flirts with tuxedo’d weasels, bats her daddy-issues eyelashes at Henry, and casually seduces ex-husband Don."
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This Week On Mad Men: SCDPCGC's office may be the '27 Yankees - a Murderer's Row; though two big-hitters are dead-as-doornails - but Betty Francis is staging a '68 Comeback. Re-thin, re-blonde, and clad in tighter shorts than Bob Benson, Betty trophy-wife-flirts with tuxedo'd weasels, bats her daddy-issues eyelashes at Henry, and casually seduces ex-husband Don. Mad Men's original Man/Wife finally try on adultery together, rekindling old memories for both characters and viewers. Betty's power extends to perceptive pity for Megan, who's now less Meta-Soap-Operatic, more Tragic Heroine. Joan and Bob, unseen during last week's freakin' & tweakin', are now tighter than Bob's shorts; this ruffles Roger's peacock feathers, as he's denied both (secret) fatherhood and (legit) grandfatherhood; whilst Pete gets his balls tickled by Duck Fucking Phillips. Peggy and Abe's gentrification-pioneerin' Westside “shithole” turns falling-marriage symbol; Abe stabbed twice-over like some Paula Fox character; victim of a city where the sirens don't stop howling.
How Big Is Thy Weiner?: At summer camp, the Fifth Bobby Draper is called Bobby 5. Sly wink, sir!
Pete Campbell's Punchable-Weasel-Face Watch: “Paint me a new portrait!” PC smirks, still wincing from the sting of Vick's.
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