A lot of people left “Crash,” the most recent episode of Mad Men, scratching their heads, wondering what the hell that episode was all about. But like many of Mad Men’s best episodes — and in retrospect, this was one of the series’ best — it takes a while to unpack and process, and nothing is better to help elucidate the subtext than to read other people’s thoughts.
Some weeks, understanding Mad Men takes a lot of effort, but it can be fun meshing others’ ideas with your own, to help get you from “WTF Weiner?” to “Oh, I see what you did there! Niiiiiiiiice.” I do read too much into Mad Men, but unlike last week’s Room 503 piece, most of the theories below come from other sources, and they’re not nearly as oblique. However, I’ll save you the trouble of scouring through the Internet, and collect the best theories from around the web on this week’s episode.