Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner may be notorious for giving as little as possible away about the show from one episode to the next, but in the most recent "Inside Episode 9" clip on AMC's site, he was willing to expand a bit on the BOMBSHELL he dropped on us on last week's episode, "The Better Half." Which, it seems, offers some clues about what we can expect a possible Don-Betty-Megan love triangle, which you might have guessed was coming down the pike thanks to the ex-Drapers' summer camp fling ...
Weiner explains one of the main takeaways of the hookup:
It is one of the more interesting revelations in the show that Don explains how he feels about sex. And for us to know that [it doesn't mean that much to] Don ... that this is sort of like an activity and that it's not related to intimacy is fascinating.
He goes onto say that he, fellow writer Erin Levy, and the other writers wanted to show that Don can only enjoy this level of intimacy with Betty -- after all they've been through. Okay, sure, that was easy enough to suss out. Especially when they had their little in-bed tete-a-tete.
That said, it sounds like we shouldn't expect these two to continue their adulterous little stroll down memory lane. Weiner notes that Don's later scene with Megan (yes, the now-infamous one during which she's wearing the Sharon Tate t-shirt!) shows us that Don's having an "adult moment," in which he realizes he needs to commit to "what he's in" with his wife, now that his "thing with Betty is gone." Innnnteresting!
Jon Hamm chimes in with:
[Don] realizes he needs to start taking better care of himself and his relationship and everything else in his life, basically.
Sounds like they're both insinuating that Don and Betty's "reunion" was a one and done situation. That he may have even GROWN from the experience, and now, there won't be any more pining for Betty, Sylvia, or any Other Woman? Could it be that Don's on his way back to being a loyal husband to Megan?
Weiner does say:
Hopefully, we're starting to see that there's a consciousness coming on for all of the characters about what is important to them in their life, and they're starting to look at their personal relationships very differently.
So perhaps we're on the brink of a personal revolution for Don. Or not. After all, he has seemed hell-bent on hitting rock bottom in some way, shape, or form this season, and I don't think we're quite there yet. So NO ONE will be surprised if he isn't a perfectly faithful angel to Megan from here on out.
Check out the behind-the-scenes sit-down here ...
Do you think Don's done cheating? If not, do you think he will continue to pursue Betty or Sylvia?
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