Thursday, March 22, 2012

Get Ready for Sunday's Season Premiere with This "Mad Men" Crib Sheet

Did you just realize, like I did, that on the eve of  Mad Men's much-anticipated season 5 premiere (after a 17-month long hiatus) you kind of forgot to study?

The Daily Beast's Lace Jacob Jace Lacob offers you a shot at redemption. Like the nerd who crams for the big test and gives the answers to his slacker friends the next day at school, Lacob has helpfully compiled this cheat sheet with all the pertinent details like how exactly we came to know the inimitable Mrs. Blankenship:
On the night of the office Christmas party, Don drunkenly slept with his secretary, Allison (Alexa Alemanni), and then refused to acknowledge their illicit affair. Allison then broke down during a market-research session and threw a brass cigarette dispenser at Don, quitting. She was replaced by Ida Blankenship (Randee Heller), a gruff and inept career assistant who had previously worked for Bert Cooper.