Bob Benson's True Identity Has Been Revealed
Mad Men's mysterious new man, played by James Wolk, has a very surprising (or familiar?) life story. WARNING! SPOILERS!
All season, Mad Men fans have been asking "Who's Bob Benson?" The chipper, ambitious new accounts man at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce always seemed to be in the right spot at the right time, carrying extra coffee for his superiors and coming through in everything from client courting to health emergencies, catering funerals and even hooking Pete up with an amorous Spanish caretaker for his mother.
Half ambulance, half lover?
So why's that a bad thing?
So, who is he?!
Turns out that Bob isn't a Beloit College grad, and he didn't go to the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School of Business, either. He's no blue blood or prodigy.
Instead, Bob is from West Virginia ("his parents are brother and sister or something," as Duck sneers). He was an assistant to a senior VP at the firm, running his errands. His one reference remembered Benson for "just disappearing one day, with an electric pencil sharpener and Christmas card list."