Tonight’s Mad Men was out of this world in more ways than one as the Apollo 11 mission framed the mid-season 7 finale titled “Waterloo.”

The mission to put the first man on the moon left the country on edge – would they make it back to Earth? They needed to, or else Burger Chef would be put on halt for a year due to the tragedy. Even for the people of SC&P, the stakes for this space journey were high.

An attempt to get rid of Don

At the start of the episode Don gets a letter from the agency’s attorneys noting he breached his contract by meeting with Commander Cigarettes. His secretary is more outwardly upset than he is, and her emotions appear to get the better of her: She plants one on his lips. Don warns they can’t be romantic, and she agrees. “Not right now,” anyway.

He goes straight to Cutler, who calls him a “bully and a drunk. A football player in a suit.”

A bully who will get his way. Don summons the partners because the letter had all of their names on it, but it turns out it was only Cutler who knew about it. He acted on his own because of the breach of contract. A vote strikes down the motion, and Don stays – but not without some scars from this attack.

Is this damn relationship really over?

Throughout these first seven episodes, Don and Megan’s relationship has been on the rocks. This episode was no different: Don places a call to Megan and speaks about the situation at SC&P. He thinks the partners want him to move on, and Megan encourages him to do so. He sees this as an opportunity to move to Los Angeles, but her hesitation to agree is not a good sign about their future. What appears to occur is a non-verbal break up, and the two end the phone call with tears in their eyes.

Two successful missions

burt-mad-men-season-7-finale We watch all of the characters tune in for the live moon landing (fun fact: over 125 million people watched it live when it actually happened), but the fun stops when Roger gets a call and learns that his friend and business partner Bert Cooper has died. He, Cutler, and Joan meet at the office briefly to discuss steps forward, and Cutler uses the opportunity to remind them that Don needs to go, too.

Troubled by Cutler’s consistent attempts to get Don out, Roger calls his friend to warn him of what’s going on. With his business life on the line, Don tells Peggy that she has to give the Burger Chef presentation because he appears to be halfway out the door.

The presentation arrives and Peggy pulls it off flawlessly.

Back in New York, Roger presents to Don the offer from McCann to buy the agency. SC&P would be a subsidiary and Roger would be president of Sterling Cooper. McCann is interested in this proposal because they don’t want to compete with SC&P for a car. Don resists this idea because he doesn’t want to work with McCann, and worries that Roger won’t be able to get the partners to agree to sell the company anyway. There’s one more issue, which is that Don doesn’t want to do the business side of things anymore.

Roger presents the idea to the partners, sans Harry, who is officially not a partner, and after some persuading, everyone votes in favor of the idea. Don had to work convincing Ted a little bit, because he had wanted out of the ad world.

As Don returns to his office (and hears from Peggy that they got Burger Chef), Bert comes to him in a vision and begins to sing “The Best Things In Life Are Free,” with several dancers secretaries performing with him. With lyrics like “the moon belongs to everyone” and “love can come to everyone,” there were several subtle references to the episode and the series on a whole. It was a bizarre, funny, light-hearted moment that will be remembered long after the show ends.

The episode closes with Bert’s performance, and leaves us wishing we don’t have to wait until next year for the final seven episodes.

Other notes

– At the beginning of the episode Sally has the hots for Sean, the pretty son of one of Betty’s friends. But it’s his brother, Neil, who gets a kiss from Sally when they’re out watching the moon from a telescope. She really came into her own this episode, assuming the posture of her mother and the unpredictability of her father.

– Peggy’s got her eye on someone too: Nick the repairman. At least it seemed that way in the beginning, but nothing came of it. Maybe next year? Also, her friendship with the young neighbor Julio was on display during “Waterloo.” Viewers and Peggy learned that he’s going to be moving away with his mom, and it left Peggy visibly sad.

What did you think of the ‘Mad Men’ mid-season 7 finale?

Official pictures from the Gilmore Girls revival hint that Stars Hollow’s pride and joy went on to become a teacher. Tanc Sade’s Instagram suggests otherwise.

Rory Gilmore — high school English teacher or staff writer on The Stars Hollow Gazette? When the first official photos of the Gilmore Girls revival were released by TV Line, Rory Gilmore was shown standing at the front of a classroom with some chalkboard notes that seemed to indicate she was teaching high school English. And she wasn’t just any high school teacher, but a Chilton high school teacher.

Source: TV Line

However, while promoting an upcoming charity fundraiser, Tanc Sade, everyone’s favorite Life and Death Brigade member, Finn, gave away that Rory Gilmore is an above the fold writer of the Stars Hollow Gazette. Sure it’s a long cry from covering the parking lot pavement of Chilton, but it does not strike us as the type of hard-hitting journalism that would satisfy a girl who hit the road to cover the Obama campaign at the close of the series. This issue, dated July 19, 2016, will appear sometime in the “Summer” installment of the four-part series.

Whose to say that Rory Gilmore can’t juggle two careers at once? She was, after all, the Editor in Chief of The Yale Daily News and a star student who graduated on time after taking a semester off to have a breakdown. Maybe her staff writing position is just a hobby.

This is not the first inside look into the Gilmore Girls reunion that Sade has provided. One quick browse through his Instagram and you will be treated to tons of behind the scenes goodies! Here are some of our favorites.

A Gilmore and her LDB boys


They’ve come a long way from moving Rory out

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life arrives on Netflix soon.

Twitter announces slew of changes to give you more room to tweet, get noticed

You'll also be allowed to retweet yourself. Umm...

11:15 am EDT, May 24, 2016

Twitter has confirmed that they’ll be making a few changes to let you fit more in a single tweet. Changes to retweeting and chatting with a user are also in the pipeline.

Earlier this month we told you Twitter would stop counting photos and links as part of the 140 character limit, but it looks like the social network is taking things a step further. Not only will URLs and photos no longer be a part of the character count, but they will also stop counting usernames.

Here’s Twitter’s full breakdown of the upcoming changes:

– Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward, no more penny-pinching your words to ensure they reach the whole group.

– Media attachments: When you add attachments like photos, GIFs, videos, polls, or Quote Tweets, that media will no longer count as characters within your Tweet. More room for words!

– Retweet and Quote Tweet yourself: We’ll be enabling the Retweet button on your own Tweets, so you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed.

– Goodbye, .@: These changes will help simplify the rules around Tweets that start with a username. New Tweets that begin with a username will reach all your followers. (That means you’ll no longer have to use the ”.@” convention, which people currently use to broadcast Tweets broadly.) If you want a reply to be seen by all your followers, you will be able to Retweet it to signal that you intend for it to be viewed more broadly.

One or two of these additions may be controversial. For example, giving people the option to retweet themselves if “a really good one went unnoticed” sounds like a cheap solution to fix the issue of tweets not getting noticed. Why should it be upon the user to do something to get the tweet noticed? It’ll look obnoxious if we’re retweeting ourselves — it’s the equivalent of asking aloud, “Hey, did anyone just hear my excellent thought?” even when everyone heard it but purposely ignored it.

Twitter isn’t ready to launch these changes today because they want to give developers time to prepare. This way, third party apps like Tweetbot (It’s great — there are no ads in it!) will be ready to support Twitter’s new rules right at the start of the official launch. Expect to see these features in a few months.

Sadly, we’re still waiting for Twitter to launch an “edit” button. It sucks to be unable to fx a mistake.

James Corden invited the now world famous Chewbacca Mom onto The Late Late Show for some sh**s and giggles.

Ah, Chewbacca Mom. A literal ray of sunshine whose viral video is sure to put a smile on your face. Proof that even the simplest materialistic things can bring us joy if we have the right outlook on life.

A small, simple video… and now a national sensation to the point you can’t escape that Chewie mask anywhere. Talk about oversaturation!

For those not yet burdened by the cynicism of age and the Internet, her overnight fame means that there are plenty of new ways to laugh with Chewbacca Mom — the best of which were provided by James Corden Monday night on the Late Late Show.

Corden, in a video reminiscent of his Carpool Karaokes, invited Chewbacca Mom (real name Candace Payne) and her daughter to drive around with him, with humorous results:

Chewbacca Mom does a flawless impersonation of herself as she participates in the spoof, and then suddenly, J.J. Abrams appears to add his support of the mask’s authenticity.

It ends with them all wearing masks and laughing hysterically. (Are there… fumes in these masks?)

Anyway, if you want even more Chewbacca Mom, check out another video of her on Corden’s show:

Did you find it as hilarious as James Corden does?

Kohl’s, which is selling Chewbacca masks like hot cakes since this went viral, has a lot to thank Chewbacca Mom for. And they’ve been showing their appreciation with extra Star Wars-related merch for her and her family. Now we’re just waiting for the inevitable reality series.