Beth- "I knew you'd show."
Pete- "Because I'm pathetic?"
Nobody died. The company stayed in tact. There really weren't any serious surprises at all. While the season five finale of Mad Men was a conclusion to a seemingly uneventful year, "The Phantom" also continued a number of individual character arcs that are heading in some interesting directions.To read the rest of my review of last night's Mad Men season finale, head over to TV Fanatic.
Mad Men will have the occasional suicide, company blow up, or secret life, but at the end of the day it is simply these characters that keep us coming back, wanting more and more of Don, Roger, Peggy and the gang.
So although I finished watching the season finale asking myself if anything happened during the past 13 episodes, when you take a deeper look at what actually went down in season five and even this final installment of 2012, it was pretty hefty.
Pete Campbell's rise to the top was so successful that nobody questions a thing he does anymore...well except Don, who wondered if proxying his partners' vote was even allowed. While his business life couldn't have been better this season, the personal side of things kept life interesting.
Mad Men 513 - "The Phantom"