It's a Mad Mad Mad Men World

So, When I Left, Where Was I?
I talk to some people who are like, “Oh, Pete sounds so dark this season!” And I’m like, “Have you been watching? The guy’s never been very thrilled with his life.” But I think what happened now is that he always had something in front of him. He was always like, “Maybe once I’m married that will bring me happiness.” Then he got married and wasn’t happy with that. The first and second season he thought, “Maybe if I get a promotion, I’ll be happy.” Then he got that in season four and now he’s like, he got the job, he got the success, he’s got a family — and I think the darkness that comes with that is different because there’s not something to look forward to. What is going to cure this sadness inside of him? What can pin his hopes on now? And he’s having to make a transition that’s very difficult, and it’s a very dark time for him. —Vincent Kartheiser

I talk to some people who are like, “Oh, Pete sounds so dark this season!” And I’m like, “Have you been watching? The guy’s never been very thrilled with his life.” But I think what happened now is that he always had something in front of him. He was always like, “Maybe once I’m married that will bring me happiness.” Then he got married and wasn’t happy with that. The first and second season he thought, “Maybe if I get a promotion, I’ll be happy.” Then he got that in season four and now he’s like, he got the job, he got the success, he’s got a family — and I think the darkness that comes with that is different because there’s not something to look forward to. What is going to cure this sadness inside of him? What can pin his hopes on now? And he’s having to make a transition that’s very difficult, and it’s a very dark time for him. —Vincent Kartheiser