“Mad Men” Season 7 Mid-Season Finale Episode 7 “Waterloo” aired on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. on AMC. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and the gang of Sterling Cooper & Partners (SC&P) gives a sentimental send-off for the firm’s co-founder Bertram “Bert” Cooper (Robert Morse). Read on to find out more about MNG’s “Mad Men” recap of Season 7 Mid-Season Finale Episode 7 “Waterloo.”
We have to temporarily say adieu as our beloved “Mad Men” characters go into hibernation after the mid-season finale of the finale season, “Mad Men” Season 7. The last part, which consists of seven episodes of the planned “Mad Men” two-part Season 7 finale will premiere in 2015.
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 7 “Waterloo” (air date: May 25, 2014) is directed by Matthew Weiner and co-written by Carly Wray with the “Mad Men” creator.
“Waterloo” follows another important event in the era of 1969, which was the successful landing of Apollo 13 on the moon. True to its title, Don took on their greatest battle yet as his colleagues tried to take him down while the firm continued to be in danger of crumbling.
Roger (John Slattery) was the one who got informed via phone call that Bert Cooper (Robert Moose) had died alone while the historic landing happened. Bert’s unfortunate death had shaken down the entire SC&P.
Don (Jon Hamm) got a mysterious letter from their secretary, Meredith (Stephanie Blake). It was about his supposed breach of contract with Commander cigarettes. It was also revealed that Lou Avery (Allan Havey) and Jim Cutler (Harry Hamlin) knew about it and tried to take down Don with it.
Don immediately called the other creatives and asked to have an impromptu vote on his termination. Joan (Christina Hendricks), Cutler and Ted voted while Roger, Cooper and Pete did not. Also, Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) had a bout with Cutler over the situation that Ted (Kevin Rahm) got into. Ted wanted out from advertising and tried to scare off the Sunkist representatives.
With the events that had unfolded, Roger (John Slattery) stepped up his game to save the firm from getting controlled by Cutler. He had made a deal with Jim Hobart of the McCann firm to buy out SC&P. His risky move had proven to be successful in saving both the firm and Don’s position in it.
Peggy, Don and Pete fly to Indiana for the Burger Chef pitch. She successfully delivered the pitch and acquired it in behalf of the firm. She was also encouraged by Don to take all the glory and change for the better.
“Waterloo” also put the spotlight on the current state of the women in Don’s life. Megan (Jessica Paré) and Don has finally accepted that their marriage has ended for good. Betty Draper-Francis (January Jones) and her family received several guests including her old friend, Carolyn and her family. On the other hand, Sally (Kiernan Shipka) surprisingly chose Neil Glapspie (Elijah Nelson), the nerdy son of Carolyn, over other guys.
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In an interview with AMC’s own blog site, Robert Morse shared that he was told by Matthew Weiner that he was “going to die” in the Season 7 mid-season finale. He said that he understood Matt’s decision. He also shared his conversation with Matt about his send-off scene by singing a 1930’s song, “The Best Things In Life Are Free” to Don.
“Nobody knew what was going on… It was just a lovely way, a sweet way, for dear Matt to send me off.” said Morse in the AMC report.
And that’s it for the “Mad Men” recap of Season 7 Mid-Season Finale Episode 7 “Waterloo,” Goodbye Mr. Cooper! “Mad Men” fans will definitely miss you. Watch out for news about “Mad Men” Season 7 including more recaps and spoilers, as well as other entertainment news, only here at Movie News Guide (MNG).