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
Don's flashback to Korea is dated 1950 and appears to be summer, indicating the beginning of the war, yet Lt. Draper references the Chinese as the enemy. China entered the war in November 1950, at the onset of the Korean winter. See more
References Highway Patrol
Written by Vaughn Horton
Performed by Frankie Laine
Played during office party See more