Here are some of the best and worst moments from the 2014 run of 'Mad Men'
High: The late Bert Cooper sings "The Best Things In Life Are Free"
Why it was a high: Robert Morse was an excellent piece of casting as Bert Cooper not only because he's a fine actor, but because in the period in which the show is set, a young Morse was a pop culture sensation as the star of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," both on Broadway and in the movies. The role of mysterious, Ayn Rand-reading, shoe-averse Bert Cooper only occasionally allowed Morse to demonstrate the kind of playfulness that made him famous, and certainly never offered opportunities to sing. But when Cooper died watching the moon landing, it opened the door for this fantasy musical number — the most elaborate, but far from the first, time that Don has been visited with a vision of a loved one who recently died — where he convinced the newly-wealthy Don that there are more important things than money. Even at 83, Morse still can move gracefully, and Jon Hamm's reactions to the performance — first happy, then lonely and devastated — made it into something much more than simply an elaborate curtain call for a departing performer.
- Alan Sepinwall