I'm so excited, in my opinion the fifth season couldn't have started in a better way. I love the dynamic between Don (Jon Hamm) and the new Mrs. Draper, Megan (Jessica Paré). In many ways she is so much better suited to Don than Betty ever was and seems unafraid to challenge him. Add to that her fearless performance of Sophia Loren’s Zou Bisou Bisou at the unwanted surprise birthday party she throws for Don. This girl has some spunk. Later, when the excessively private Don sulks about her turning their intimacy into a show she doesn’t let him get away with it and makes it clear she feels her love for him and efforts are unappreciated, which in time forces Don to explain to her why he reacted the way he did and she seems to understand him.
I think the first two episodes clearly show this main difference between Don’s relationship with Megan compared to the one he had with Betty. In explaining he strengthens their bond instead of pushing Megan away the way he did Betty. Maybe Don is becoming better at relationships or maybe he simply met his match in Megan. Either way, I can’t wait for this week’s episode.
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