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The drama turns heavyweight as Betty Francis returns, big-style, Don rolls with the Stones, and Pete gets in a pickle
Spoiler Alert: This blog is for those who are watching season five of Mad Men on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode three
Paul MacInnes's episodes one and two blog
"When is everything going to get back to normal?" – Roger Sterling
The answer as to Betty's whereabouts turned out to be simple; she was sitting on the couch all along. A noticeable absentee from season five's opening instalment, Betty Francis returned this week and provided some heavyweight drama. In the time since we last saw her, a diet of potato chips and double ice-cream sundaes has resulted in the addition of a striking amount of weight (apparently necessitating the pregnant January Jones to sport a Klumps-esque fatsuit). She was also forced through a cancer scare. Yet somehow, »
- Paul MacInnes
Everybody's talking about Montreal-born film actress Jessica Paré and her recent turn as 'Megan', the new wife of advertising executive 'Don Draper', on the Season 5 premiere of AMC's "Mad Men", March 25, 2012.
The episode saw a record high of 3.5 million viewers, with Paré delivering the 1960's hit "Zou Bisou Bisou" at a square-looking birthday party for Don.
The blandness of the people attending Don's party, reminded some fans of Blake Edwards' 'swinging sixties' comedy "The Party", when Claudine Longet launched into the song "Nothing To Lose" for an equally bland audience.
- Michael Stevens
2 items from 2012
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