That basically sums up how I felt about the second last episode of Mad Men. I didn’t always like Betty Draper, but I did always think that she was a complicated and interesting juxtaposition to the women Don worked with. Watching her develop from a docile, well put together housewife to a mature, honest woman has been a really interesting journey to bear witness to.
And of course someone was going to get terminal lung cancer, obviously. I just didn’t expect it to be Betty. I really liked last week’s scene between her and Don in the Francis residence kitchen. Don’s affectionate “Knock ’em dead, Birdie” would have been a sweet and satisfying send off for Betty.