Mad Men starts back up tonight after a WAY too long hiatus. Everyone is excited. No doubt there will be ironic Mad Men parties across the nation tonight and non-ironic whiskey hangovers tomorrow. Our own Chris Menning at Modern Primate did an extensive video recap of everything he thinks you need to know about seasons 1-4.
But I am not here to talk about what's about to happen. I'm here to remember Salvatore "Sal" Romano, the closeted former Art Director at Sterling Cooper.
Sal's career was cut short by a homophobic culture and the ruthlessness of big business. Sadly, though, that meant our OWN time with Sal was cut short on the show, after he was unceremoniously fired at the behest of the detestable Lee Garner, Jr. And that was a damn shame, because he was one of the most complex and fascinating characters on the show.
So when you raise a glass for Mad Med tonight, remember poor Salvatore. His time at Sterling Cooper was far too short.