Sunday night’s season finale was about Don having yet another breakthrough. Don loves breakthroughs. He loves them so much that he has them all the time. Most dysfunctional people are chasing a feeling, and the feeling Don chases is that he’s right there, that he’s turning the corner. That’s how he acted after his brother committed suicide. It’s how he acted when Betty kicked him out. It’s how he acted when he went back and visited Anna. And when Betty got pregnant. And when he came clean with Betty. (Especially then.) And when he consented to the divorce. And when Anna died. (Remember when he was journaling?) And when he took out the smoking ad, married Megan, lost Peggy.
This is rock bottom. Now I get it.
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