Megan Tells Sylvia She Had a Miscarriage
Episode Three, "The Collaborators"
It didn't seem out of the ordinary to Megan, but for the viewers (who knew that her friend and neighbor, Sylvia Rosen, was having an affair with Don), watching Mrs. Draper confide in her husband's mistress that she had a miscarriage was painfully awkward. The disclosure was made all the more stunning when Megan stuck it in between updating Sylvia on her soap opera plot lines – even the audience thought she was talking about her character at first! The scene made it even harder to develop any sort of sympathy for Sylvia's predicament when she allowed her staunch Catholic upbringing to cloud her ability to offer Megan comfort. Megan was relieved when she lost the baby – she'd even contemplated abortion, neither of which Sylvia could support.
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