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‘Mad Men’ Season Five’s Most Depressing Moments

We run down the season’s lowest – but no less intriguing – points

'Mad Men,' Season Five: The Most Depressing Moments

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Mad Men hasn't really been known for making its audiences feel warm and fuzzy inside, but this season has been especially dark – its peppy, "Zou Bisou Bisou"-soundtracked opening episode notwithstanding – with suicide, weight gain, tawdry business transactions, electro-shock therapy and the threat of physical violence punctuating the story lines. As the SCDP crew plunges deeper into despair at work and at home, here's a look at some of the more soul-crushing moments of Season Five.

By Sarene Leeds

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