Mad Men Recap: Season 7 Episode 6 The Strategy, Shortcomings and Homecomings [WATCH VIDEO]

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Mad Men Recap: Season 7 Episode 6 The Strategy, Shortcomings and Homecomings [WATCH VIDEO]

“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 6 “The Strategy” was aired on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. on AMC. It’s just another ordinary day at work for Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and the gang of Sterling and Cooper as they struggle with the balance of their unhappy shortcomings and personal homecomings. Read on to find out more about MNG’s “Mad Men” recap of Season 7 Episode 6 “The Strategy.”

“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 6 “The Strategy” Episode Recap:


“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 6 “The Strategy” (air date: May 18, 2014) picks after the events that led to Peggy’s acquisition of the Burger Chef pitch in the “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 4 “The Monolith.”

Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) heads the team over researching about several strategies for their team pitch, but there’s a lot of complications. Her first theme had been shut down by Pete. Don even suggested putting in a kid’s perspective to the pitch. It was not taken lightly by Peggy and she accused him of “poisoning” her strategy. Also, she analyzes her bland and loveless life at 30 years old. She also lashed out at Don on her past mistakes and the bad ideas she usually gets.

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Peggy has finally moved on from all the ruckus that has happened in the past between them since he came back in “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 3 “Field Trip.” Her decisions were first opposed by Pete, but Don remained supportive of her. He continued to express indirectly that he was always there for her. He immediately went to the office after she called him to say that he undermines her. He remained to be a gentleman as much as possible during their “dance” with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” playing on the background.

Following her failed attempts in “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 5 “The Runaways”, Megan (Jessica Paré) arrived at her shared apartment with her husband. Megan and Don wanted to try getting back together again. Yet, it seemed that its really too late to fix their marriage from getting crumbled. Megan is all about living as an L.A. girl, but Don felt contented in being at Madison Avenue for a while.

Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) had struggled between the idea of a perfect, happy family. Bonnie (Jessica Schram) arrived from Los Angeles to ask for Pete’s approval on meeting Tammy. Pete arrived at his former family home with Trudy (Alison Brie) to pick Tammy. When Trudy arrived from a date, the former couple fought. He cancelled his evening plans with Bonnie and he sulked about not bonding with her. Bonnie, along with Megan, left again for L.A.

Elsewhere, Roger (John Slattery) had a standoff with McCann Erickson head, Jim Hobart (H. Richard Green) over the firms’ separate pitches. Roger thanked Jim over failing the Burger Chef pitch, while Jim inquired about SC&P’s recent venture with Phillip Morris.

Back at the SC&P office, Bob Benson (James Wolk) has returned with the news on the Chevy account. Bob’s relationship with another closeted homosexual, GM Executive Bill Hartley (Matthew Glave) was also revealed. He was informed by Bill that Chevy wanted to be drop SC&P, but assures that Bob will join the Buick pitch. Upon learning about it, Bob planned to propose marriage to Joan (Christina Hendricks) during a family weekend. Joan turned him down and pointed out that she wanted to get married for love rather than an arrangement.

Joan informs the SC&P partners and they talked about giving a partner slot for Harry Crane (Rich Sommer) and his computer work.

Click HERE for AMC’s FULL recap of “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 6 “The Strategy.”


“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 6 “The Strategy” is directed by Phil Abraham and written by Semi Chellas. It is the penultimate episode of “Mad Men” Season 7. After “The Strategy,” “Mad Men” Season 7 Finale Episode 7 “Waterloo” is set to air on May 25, 2014.

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