Last night's episode of "Mad Men" ended on a tragic note.
Lane Pryce, the often even-keeled Brit in the "Mad Men" melee, committed suicide in a shocking twist in the penultimate episode of the fifth season. The show opened with the revelation that Pryce had embezzled money from the firm to handle his personal money troubles. When Don learns the truth, he forces Pryce to resign, although no one else is privy to the conversation.
Meanwhile, Pryce's wife buys her newly unemployed hubby a shiny new Jaguar, and his subtle attempt to seduce Joan goes nowhere. Finally, we see that Pryce has hanged himself on his office door. Refusing to wait until the coroner arrives, a crestfallen Draper, assisted by Roger and Pete, remove the corpse and lay it on the couch.
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