Jessica Pare joined the fourth season of “Mad Men” as Don Draper’s (Jon Hamm) secretary Megan (once Mrs. Blankenship keeled over at her desk, bless her heart). However, until the season finale Pare had largely been in the background.
Sure, she had a tryst with Don on his couch late one night at the office — but so have countless other women, so we all chalked it up to another one of Don’s bed-post notches.
Until the season finale. When Jessica Pare’s Megan went on a vacation with Don and his children Sally, Bobby and Gene. And Don decided that Megan, who is lacking both Betty’s anger and Faye’s disinterest in children, was the new woman for him. So he proposed to her with Anna’s engagement ring.
So welcome to the party, Jessica Pare. We previously had seen 27-year-old Pare on “Jack & Bobby” and “Hot Tub Time Machine.” We now expect we’ll be seeing a lot of you in Season 5.
Oh, and the french? Pare is from Quebec and is fluent in French. In fact, her mother Louise is a translator.
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