A Dictionary of Mad Men’s Signs and Symbols

Betty’s psychiatrist: Classic sexism

Bloody Marys: Morning

Bob Dylan: The avant-garde, social change

Bobbie Barrett: Don’s female equal

Carl Winter: Peggy’s worst-case-scenario future

Carla: Pre-Civil Rights quiet racial oppression

Children: The metaphor for all that’s missing in Pete and Trudy’s relationship

Cigarettes: Anxiety

Conrad Hilton: A challenge; a male who out-alphas Don