next on mad men 706 the strategy 'Mad Men' coming attractions poetry: Episode 706 'The Strategy' teaser in verse“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner is famously spoiler-averse, so much so that the show’s “next on” scenes have become all but inscrutable — a string of quick-cut non-sequiturs that say next to nothing about the next week’s episode, except that often someone is telling someone else to shut the door or sit down.

The seemingly random bits of dialogue strung together brings to mind the refrigerator-magnet poetry that half your friends had in the ’90s. With that in mind, Zap2it will offer up a poetic interpretation of each week’s coming attractions. (Previous selections are here and here.)

This week’s selection is “The Strategy,” after the title of episode 706, airing May 18.

The Strategy

That looks heavy —
what woke you up?
By the way, only two episodes left.

Joan swings,
Hell, Pete.
It’s nice to see
family togetherness again

Except for Ted.
He’s all alone in his office.
Poor Ted

Meredith plays hall monitor;
You can’t just walk in here.
It is completely
your decision.

Oh, flowers!
Are you lookin’ for a job?
says Roger in the shower.

Is there a problem?
Peggy needs a cigarette,
and Don doesn’t know
where he is.

Take a look at “The Strategy” teaser:

Posted by:Rick Porter