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"Mad Men" is all about secrets. It seems like every character has one. Some are big, some are little. Waiting for how and when those secrets are discovered is one of the reasons we like to watch "Mad Men". At least, it is one of my reasons.
But I come from a family that has always held its secrets very close. "Don't talk about it" is practically our family's motto. I know how devastating it can be for some secrets to be found out, especially when those involved are no longer around to explain the who, what, when, where and why.
My mother, before she passed, told a secret to my sister. My sister, out of shock, revealed it to her siblings. Now we know something we wish we didn't know. I find it especially hard dealing with this secret because it involves someone I have loved and respected my entire life. Now I know something deeply personal about this individual, and they are no longer around to explain their actions, if I could bring myself to ask. The love is still there, but the respect, not so much.
If the secret is true. Because my mother had her own reasons for perhaps not being very charitable towards those involved, it is possible to doubt the whole truth of the secret. So now my siblings are town between believing their perfect mother would not lie and believing someone much loved would not have done this thing she alleges.
Putting aside our shock, if this secret is true, it did solve a mystery for one member of our extended family and allowed them some peace of mind before their own death.
So, I ask you, fellow Maddicts. Is it better or worse for secrets to be revealed?