political disquiet simmered underneath Mad Men’s sixth run, erupting at key history book moments to spill into its characters’ lives. It culminated in a finale that severed Don Draper from his job, his wife, and from the fictions he’d woven around himself. “This is where I grew up”, he’d told his children outside that dilapidated bordello, having confessed the same to Hershey mid-pitch. After a season of witnessing tumult and protest on the world stage, Dick Whitman had his own personal revolution. Everything was going to change.