Glen, We Hardly Knew Ye
Well, that’s about it, I’m betting. Mad Men delivered its season finale last Sunday and I’m willing to guess it was the swan song for our favorite li’l psychopath Glen Bishop.
Last time on GlenWatch, I regaled you with the tale of Glen and Sally’s secret meetings. When Betty discovered the two, she decided it was finally time for the family to move. I thought this might be the cue for Glen to go full-on bonkers, but it turns out he’s handling it pretty well. He showed up to the house when Betty was out and said goodbye to Sally who promised to send him postcards. Betty came back just in time to be furious that he was there, and for Glen to wisely point out “Just because you’re sad, doesn’t mean everybody has to be.” Then he walked out the door and out of the series.
He could be back, I suppose. I’d certainly love it. But if I know this show, he won’t be. I see now that Glen existed to show us how crazy-go-nuts Betty is (she fired Carla the kindly housekeeper for letting Glen in) and now he’s off to return to his home planet. It was a good run of creepiness, kids, but we’re going to have to do without Glen for now.
Feel free to post your favorite Glen moments in the comments. And let’s cross our fingers that Don’s secretary-turned-wife will fill the awkwardness gap next season.