@MadMen_AMC Recap: Lady Lazarus

Do you know what a new tie means? Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) randomly gets lucky with the wife of the dude he sits on the train with every day on the way to work. Alexis Bledel plays the wife Beth who has definitely matured through her Gilmore Girls days, but still has that never-been-touched innocence that really freaks me out when we see her and Pete together. Do they just make each other look like they’re twelve? It’s the weirdest coupling. Who’s casting this?!

I’m guessing Beth went for Pete out of spite. I mean, you might as well cheat on your cheating husband when a stranger on a train knows more about his whereabouts than you do. But of course Pete wants more than a one-hit-wonder and is going out of his way to see this girl again, if that involves tricking her husband to invite him over for dinner. Can it get any more awkward? But one thing is for sure, the girls are definitely wearing the pants this season. As Pete says, “Why do they get to decide what’s going to happen?” They just do.

Speaking of girls, there’s some beef with Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Megan (Jessica Pare). Megan creeped out of the office saying she had a dinner with Don (Jon Hamm) but then Don calls the office later that night asking for her. I wish she did something more scandalous than sneaking out to an off-broadway audition, but we learn that Megan really isn’t happy working at the office, or I guess advertising in general. She tells Don she wants to quit and get back into acting. She tells him, “I felt better failing in that audition than I did succeeding at Heinz.” How can you argue with that?

Peggy takes over with the CoolWhip skit and can’t remember the slogan, “Just taste it.” Clearly Don is hurting without Megan around, especially after her beaming success. But he went from waiting in bed for her to coming home to her cooking dinner barefoot. What would he rather have? Looks like Megan might not be as surprising as she appeared. Joan (Christina Hendricks) reminds us that Betty was a model that Don picked up at a casting. In that case, it looks like whatever Megan does, she’ll ultimately lose in this relationship. Except for Don’s ridiculous obsession for her at the moment. But we don’t know how long that’s going to last.