Through two seasons of Mad Men, Don Draper was a man in supreme control of his destiny. Things didn’t always go his way, but you at least got the impression that — with the notable exception of Betty evicting him last season — he was always in exactly the position he wanted to be. And, if he weren’t, he would extricate himself, quick and clean. No messy emotions allowed.
Not so anymore. Though the assault he suffered in last night’s episode at the hands of the draft-dodging elopers was the most obvious example of Teflon Don being issued a Phenobarbital-laced, fist-sized blow in the head, it wasn’t the only one.
The world is changing. And Don’s life is changing with it.