I hated to see Don rip out his journal entries because I wondered if that meant the end of his "soul searching." I guess we'll see. To me, Don's letter was a stroke of genius, albeit a desparate one. What did he have to lose?
In spite of several slip-ups, Don is a man who is making progress in his life.
He helped his long-lost friend without slipping into the sex or drugs that were offered. He found a way to try to help the company out of trouble. And without much ado and without being asked, he paid Pete's share of the partner's money. Loved that!
I can't imagine how the season finale will wrap, but my Mad Men withdrawl pains are already beginning.....