Just like last season’s LSD trip show Far Away Places, The Crash was ‘Mad’ on amephetimines. Indeed, [l]ast year we saw Roger have a psychedelic breakthrough, now we watch as a turbo-powered Don hits a brick wall at full speed. But unlike the much praised Far Away, a lot of [the episode] played like parody: This is “Mad Men.” Now this is “Mad Men” on drugs. Any questions?
WTF?: If you’re confused about what it means, Matt Weiner explains it all for you.
Plus: Use of amphetamines in the ’60s was widespread and considered harmless.