Don Draper and the Power of Forgiveness

Did Don Draper invent Coca-Cola?

I think there’s a good argument to be made that Don Draper will never be happy with the life of a rich and good-looking ad exec. Time and time again over the course of the show’s seven seasons, we’ve watched as Don has become unsatisfied with some part of life, left those around him hanging, and set off on the open road. In the past, he’s always come back, because, well, there’s always been something to bring him back. His job. His family. This time, however, Don seems like a man without a purpose. He’s divorced. Again. Betty’s taking care of the boys. His daughter is growing up and can take care of herself. And McCann-Erickson has crushed SC&P beneath its boot heel. If Don goes back, what is he going back to? Continue reading