Kevin Rahm
'Mad Men' recap: Don Draper, man or monster?
'Mad Men' recap: Don Draper, man or monster?

“You’re a monster,” Peggy Olson tells Don Draper in the final moments of  “The Quality of Mercy,” the penultimate episode of “Mad Men’s” sixth season. Since the series pilot when Peggy first arrived on the job at Sterling Cooper, she has served as a proxy for the viewer.  But her role as audience ambassador has never seemed more fitting than it does now, as her feelings for her former mentor curdle into disgust.  Just like us, she once admired and was fascinated by Don; just like us -- or at least most of us -- she now views him as a kind of abomination. While not quite the unholy spawn of Satan and Mia Farrow, Don now seems...