Mad Men Recap: Season 7 Episode 4 The Monolith, Rise of the Machines [WATCH VIDEO]
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 4 “The Monolith” was aired on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10 p.m. on AMC. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and the entire office of SC&P tried their best to accommodate their “guest” while a star from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (TWD) makes a brief appearance that every TWD fan will appreciate. Read on to find out more about MNG’s “Mad Men” recap of Season 7 Episode 4 ″The Monolith.”
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 4 “The Monolith” Episode Recap:
MNG reported on the aftermath of Don’s comeback, which happened in “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 3 “Field Trip,” (air date: April 27, 2014).
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 4 “Monolith” (air date: May 4, 2014) began with SC&P creatives took another advertising project from Pete. In “Mad Men” Season 6, Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Trudy (Alison Brie) had a huge rift about his affairs, which led to their agreement that they should get a divorce. Now, Pete currently dates Bonnie (Jessy Schram), a real estate agent that Pete and Don met. In “Monolith,” they were on a date when they met George Payton (Josh McDermitt of “The Walking Dead”). Payton informed them that Trudy’s father had a heart attack. He also told them about the Burger Chef pitch.
A conference call was held between the two SC&P branches. They explored the idea from Ted (Kevin Rahm) on putting Peggy as the leader, but Pete suggested on having Don in the Burger Chef pitch. All of them agreed about Don’s addition and Lou warned Jim that this might be the wrong pitch for Don.
Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) was given the pitch and a raise just to work on Burger Pitch, but she has to work with Don. Peggy informed him and Mathis to make a required number of taglines for the new project. She is not a bit happy on the news and vented to Joan (Christina Hendricks) about it. Joan reassured her that there were exceptions given to Don.
Meanwhile, everyone in the office was busy for the arrival of technology there. They tried their best to adjust to it. Jim Cutler (Harry Hamlin) informed everyone that the computers are going to be installed by Lease Tech. Don had expressed his dislike of the machines and talked with the Lease Tech head, Lloyd Hawley. Each of them had a different take on the issue of computers and technology in general. They even talked about doing a presentation for Lloyd’s company, but Bertram Cooper (Robert Morse) refused this idea.
Cooper misunderstood Don’s concern and dissed the “issue” on Don’s recent return at the office. A crushed Don immediately went into his office and met with an “old friend.”
Don got hand of Roger’s own liquor stash and drowned himself in sorrow and alcohol. He even invited Freddie Rumsen (Joel Murray) to watch a baseball game. Freddie has become a friend whom Don can lean on. The next morning, a hungover Don snapped out of going back to his drunk, old self when Freddie told him that he was wasting the second chance given to him. He returned to the office and started off with his work on Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch.
Elsewhere, things are not going good for Roger Sterling (John Slattery). He found out from his ex-wife Mona (Talia Balsam) and his daughter’s husband Brooks (Derek Ray), that Margaret (Elizabeth Rice) has been missing. She was said to have joined a hippie community.
At first, he refused to look for her and told them that it should be Brooks who has to search instead. In the end, Roger accompanied Mona to a dilapidated farmhouse where Margaret now resides. Margaret showed them around and she talked about why she left. Mona had stormed off when Margaret talked about society’s definition of women in general.
Roger stayed behind and tried to talk some sense to Margaret. He said that his son needs her. She dodged his plea about Ellory. Margaret told her that it was easy just like when he left her.
Have you seen a familiar face on Mad Men Season 7 Episode 4 “Monolith?” Well, if you’re an avid fan of the network’s “The Walking Dead,” Josh McDermitt plays the role of Eugene Porter in the zombie-infested show. In this episode of “Mad Men,” Porter appeared as George Payton.
He told AMC’s blog how he got the part after “The Walking Dead” wrapped up. He also shared that “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner was a fan of their show and was excited to get him on board. It seemed that his baby mullet had been the key.
“I went back to Los Angeles and I kind of still had my mullet. I got the audition to go in and read for Matthew Weiner and the producers. Everyone else auditioning was wearing business suits and everyone looked like they belonged on Mad Men.” McDermitt shared to AMC.
Click HERE for AMC’s FULL recap of “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 4 “The Monolith.”
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 4 “The Monolith” is directed by Scott Hornbacher and written by Erin Levy. After “The Monolith,” “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 5 “The Runaways” is set to air on May 11, 2014.
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