To say good-bye to people all the time. It’s so upsetting to me.
Betty: I wanted a fresh start, OK? I’m entitled to that.
Henry: There is no fresh start! Lives carry on!
—Mad Men (S4, E13)
Joan may be the only character on “Mad Men” who has a big heart but who is also a pragmatist. For Joan to be practical (ditching the married guy and marrying a doctor) and loyal to a fault (staying with Greg even though he raped her) and for that to be her downfall? It’s pretty heart-wrenching.