With the title “Time Zones” and a fourth wall breaking opening monologue from Fred Rumsen pitching the wristwatch ad tagline, “Accutron. It’s not a time piece. It’s a conversation piece,” it’s no great stretch to see the use of time as a motif in MAD MAN’s first episode of Season 7.
The idea of time is injected into many of the important conversations that take place throughout “Time Zones.”
For instance, Don and Megan meet over dinner with Megan’s agent, Alan Silver. There they find out that Megan is a strong contender for an acting role on an NBC pilot. Quite visible during the scene is Silver’s ostentatious gold watch (that would seem to match his equally ostentatious personality).
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