Don getting propositioned by that woman at the end of the episode of Mad Men Season 5 DVD seemed at first to have ominous implications for the season to come.
The scenes in Mad Men 5 dvd box set between Betty and her daughter after Sally gets her period—for all of Sally's complaints about her mother, she still needs her in that moment, and Betty, for once, is there for her.
Aside from the smallish arc that depicted the depressing machinations that got the company the Jaguar account and Lane's rather contrived check-fraud scheme, there also wasn't much tension or forward momentum to help drive the season forward, and though it was a brave and understandable choice to not make Don Draper and his demons the center of a season-long arc.
That's why, when her mother suggests it is somehow cruel to give hope to the hopeless, that the notion of failure hits Megan particularly hard. So, instead of pursuing her art, which she quit the world of advertising for, Megan pleads with her husband for a part in a commercial.
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