Election night arrives and the staff of Sterling Cooper has a party while watching the returns. The election is close and it's obviously going to be a long night. Now a senior partner in the firm, Don Draper must hire a new head of account services, a post that Pete Campbell yearns for. Aware of Draper's secret past, he tries to strong-arm him into giving him the job. With his secret out, Don panics and he asks Rachel Menken to run away with him. Regaining his composure, Don calls Pete's bluff leading to a confrontation with Bert Cooper. Written by
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The title refers to election night as well as the battle between Don and Pete. Don is Nixon: an older self-made man, who Don even compares himself to earlier in the season. Pete is Kennedy: a younger man with a silver spoon upbringing. See more
When Don and Pete meet in Bert's office to discuss Pete's revelation of who Don really is, after Pete is dismissed, Bert suggests to Don to "Fire him if you want". This comment by Bert is contrary to what was stated in New Amsterdam (#1.4) where Bert gives Don and Roger the complete picture of why they cannot fire Pete, as his family name is a "marquee issue" for the firm. It is possible that Bert may feel that a personal attack on a senior member could justify the firing, in this case. See more
Written by Vaughn Horton
(as George Vaughn)
Performed by Frankie Laine
played during office party See more