The writing, by Weiner, direction by Scott Hornbacher and performances are, of course, top-notch.
An interesting, if not cheeky way to kick off the very last season of a show whose M.O. is the waiting game for the other shoe to drop.
The "other woman" from last season has faded out of Don's life, ostensibly -- but in many other ways, "Time Zones" ... reminded me a lot of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," the first episode of the series.
AMC's much-acclaimed Mad Men feels like it's coming out of a pit stop, rechecking gears and reacclimating to the track.
A distinct feeling of change, both exciting and foreboding, permeates the premiere of the ad agency drama's seventh and final season, when the plot -- much like the sideburns -- is bound to thicken.
As told in "Time Zones," the equivalence of Don and Freddy is actually far more pronounced than previously imagined.
The dinosaurs are sinking into the tar pits. And it's going to be fascinating to watch them slide away.
Time Zones is very consciously a "beginning of the end" type of story. It brings our two main characters and a handful of others -- even Roger -- to a place where they're confronting the darkest sides of themselves.
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