Changes are forming at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in the “Mad Men” season six premiere, which aired Sunday night at 8 p.m. for a two-hour episode.
The season opener was set in Hawaii with Megan sipping on Blue Hawaiians and suggesting having dope, whereas Donald Draper was silent for the first eight minutes.
The Drapers received a free vacation to Hawaii due to Don landing a Sheraton Hotel account.
Currently Megan has been a recurring star on a soap opera and her performing career has come to a start.
Time has been an important factor of Matthew Weiner’s AMC show; this episode ends with the start of 1968.
The ad agency now features a number of employees with sideburns, an African American secretary and marijuana in the office, in addition to a number of new characters who were introduced in this episode.
Sally Draper’s newly introduced friend Sandy creates a strange storyline that involves Betty, Draper. Peggy Olson is seen in an authoritative position at her job in a competing advertising agency and Roger Sterling struggles to feel a response upon a familial death.
Beginning in 2007, the series is a four-time Emmy winner and only has two seasons left.
Weiner mentioned in a recent interview with The Daily Beast that, “The idea was that it opens up with [the doorman’s heart] attack, and its point of view is that Don is dead and that he is in some kind of state of paradise or maybe hell, or wherever you go-limbo, purgatory. I wanted to show him experiencing life around him and trying to get the mood of what paradise is, what Hawaii is.
“The idea was that you don’t know what state he’s in. It’s not mystery for mystery’s sake. It’s supposed to create a mood, actually paying attention to the ocean and the people having the party, and Megan with all of her joy.”
As always, the scenes for next week made no sense and only featured characters spurting random lines.
Despite this, “Mad Men” continues to be one of the most talked about television series this year.
“Mad Men” is on AMC Sundays at 8 p.m.