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Should Mad Men's Don and Peggy Get Together?

Mad Men Poll: Should Don and Peggy Date?

The following post is from braddybradshaw, who posted it in the It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Men World group in the Buzz Community.

Don and Peggy took their relationship to a new level on this week's Mad Men after confiding their personal fears to one another, followed by a supportive handhold. It was a nice "I'm here for you" moment, and you really got the feeling that despite their bickering, they have each other's backs. While the writers are probably just deepening the characters' friendship, it did make me wonder if it could foreshadow something more romantic. They're both single now, and they really let their walls down (I just about died when he started crying in front of her!). It could be the start of an actual meaningful relationship for Don, one where he gets to be more himself. He did tell Peggy that she's "cute as hell," after all.

If that is the direction this is going in, I'm mixed. I want to see these two find love, but I'm also just liking this more honest (platonic) connection that they've created. What do you think?

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lofish72 lofish72 4 years
I think if these characters want to be happy they should be together. The suitcase episode where Don and Peggy spend a lot of time together on the Samsonite campaign Don let his guard down completely. He is not trying to please someone, he's not trying so hard as with other women. Then on the episode were Megan first sleeps with him, he was asking for Peggy but she had already left, so Megan took advantage of that and tried to fill her shoes... but she clearly can't. Don needs someone who can stimulate him intellectually also. This is something that I don't think he has ever experienced with a woman in his profession which is why he admires Peggy so much.... I don't know. Who knows what the writers will decide to do with them but I see them together and being a creative powerhouse. Don already told Peggy he couldn't do it without her.
lofish72 lofish72 4 years
I think if these characters want to be happy they should be together. The suitcase episode where Don and Peggy spend a lot of time together on the Samsonite campaign Don let his guard down completely. He is not trying to please someone, he's not trying so hard as with other women. Then on the episode were Megan first sleeps with him, he was asking for Peggy but she had already left, so Megan took advantage of that and tried to fill her shoes... but she clearly can't. Don needs someone who can stimulate him intellectually also. This is something that I don't think he has ever experienced with a woman in his profession which is why he admires Peggy so much.... I don't know. Who knows what the writers will decide to do with them but I see them together and being a creative powerhouse. Don already told Peggy he couldn't do it without her.
MissTrudyLove MissTrudyLove 5 years
Don and Peggy seem to be a bit of a touchy subject , people either love or hate the idea of them together . I have to confess that I would love Don and peggy to get together , they have a great chemistry with each other . I think there the only two character's that have a genuine connection with each other. I actually think it would be more shocking if these two did'nt end up falling madly in love with each other & end up together . I love Peggy as a character infact she's my favourite , she's likeable , modern audiences can relate to her , if Mad Men did'nt have Peggy I think it would be more than fair to say that it would not be as appealing . More over if Don actually fell in love with her it would no doubt add depth to the sterotype his character has seem to become of late . When ever I see these two involved with other romantic intrest's I alway's find it unbelievable & unmoving . When Mad Men eventually comes to an end where do you see Peggy and Don ? Where would you like them to be ? I'm so fed up with t.v dramas ending on low depressing notes , I really don't think it adds the integrity writers like to imagine .
MissTrudyLove MissTrudyLove 5 years
Don and Peggy seem to be a bit of a touchy subject , people either love or hate the idea of them together . I have to confess that I would love Don and peggy to get together , they have a great chemistry with each other . I think there the only two character's that have a genuine connection with each other. I actually think it would be more shocking if these two did'nt end up falling madly in love with each other & end up together . I love Peggy as a character infact she's my favourite , she's likeable , modern audiences can relate to her , if Mad Men did'nt have Peggy I think it would be more than fair to say that it would not be as appealing . More over if Don actually fell in love with her it would no doubt add depth to the sterotype his character has seem to become of late . When ever I see these two involved with other romantic intrest's I alway's find it unbelievable & unmoving . When Mad Men eventually comes to an end where do you see Peggy and Don ? Where would you like them to be ? I'm so fed up with t.v dramas ending on low depressing notes , I really don't think it adds the integrity writers like to imagine .
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 5 years
NO. peggy is the only woman in don's life who can keep him in check. it needs to stay like that.
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
I don't think either of them are thinking of sleeping together? Everyone I know is like, "DON GRABBED PEGGY'S HAND OMG IT'S A SIGN!1111" I think he grabbed her hand to thank her. I think he grabbed her hand to see if she would grab back. I think he wanted proof that she cared, not that she found him attractive. I think the possibility of them having sex is non-existent. If they wanted to sleep together, they would have done it when they were alone together. They didn't. Furthermore, he doesn't need another groupie like Betty or his mistresses. You know, the women who just want the status of being married to a successful guy. He needs someone who's going to say, "You're fucked up. No, seriously. Put down the cocktail and go pay attention to your kids. " I think Peggy's definitely going to step into that role.
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
I don't think either of them are thinking of sleeping together? Everyone I know is like, "DON GRABBED PEGGY'S HAND OMG IT'S A SIGN!1111" I think he grabbed her hand to thank her. I think he grabbed her hand to see if she would grab back. I think he wanted proof that she cared, not that she found him attractive. I think the possibility of them having sex is non-existent. If they wanted to sleep together, they would have done it when they were alone together. They didn't.Furthermore, he doesn't need another groupie like Betty or his mistresses. You know, the women who just want the status of being married to a successful guy. He needs someone who's going to say, "You're fucked up. No, seriously. Put down the cocktail and go pay attention to your kids. " I think Peggy's definitely going to step into that role.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
Yeah I think that's a better explanation for it....he sleeps with women that won't ever know him for who he really is.
bransugar79 bransugar79 5 years
I think Peggy is a guide post for Don and she keeps him from going completely off the rails. I think bluesarahlou is right he doesn't sleep with every woman he connects with. In fact I'd say he only sleeps with women he knows he can't really connect with in a sense. He wants to be seen as Don Draper. I think Peggy and Anna may be the only women who get to see shades of Dick.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
I agree with Kim. Although it may seem that way, Don doesn't sleep with every woman he connects with.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
No, they shouldn't date and I don't think that's where the writers have the characters headed, either. I saw this week's episode more as a transition from Anna to Peggy as the woman in Don's life who could kind of play a mother role.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
No, they shouldn't date and I don't think that's where the writers have the characters headed, either.I saw this week's episode more as a transition from Anna to Peggy as the woman in Don's life who could kind of play a mother role.
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