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Indian Summer 

Peggy is given the opportunity to write copy for a new weight loss device that everyone knows is useless. She finds an interesting use for it, however. Afraid of losing the Lucky Strike ... See full summary »

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Peggy is given the opportunity to write copy for a new weight loss device that everyone knows is useless. She finds an interesting use for it, however. Afraid of losing the Lucky Strike cigarette account, Bert Cooper gets Roger Sterling to come in for a one-hour meeting but he has another attack. Don Draper becomes a partner and takes over for his friend Roger, but some of the ad men are sharpening their resumes nonetheless. Pete Campbell wants a promotion but Draper doesn't seem too interested. Pete sneaks into Don's office and takes home a parcel sent by Adam addressed to Don that the mail room boy comes to deliver. Written by garykmcd

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The Relaxiciser featured in the episode was a real product and as the company had gone under many years ago, the real article was used. Billed as a weight loss product, it found more fans as a sexual aid for women. See more »

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"Agua de Beber" ("Water to Drink") by Astrud Gilberto plays on the soundtrack during Betty's fantasy sequence, at the end of which it sounds like it's actually playing on the radio. This episode was set in October 1960; "Agua de Beber" wasn't released until 1965, on The Astrud Gilberto Album. See more »

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Peggy Olson: Those people - in Manhattan - they are better than us. Because they want things they haven't seen.
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Features Wagon Train (1957) See more »

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Água de Beber
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Lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Astrud Gilberto with Antonio Carlos Jobim
Played during Betty's fantasy with the air conditioning salesman
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Strong outing
14 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Indian Summer was yet another strong episode in the first season. This is one of the few episodes where I remember pretty much the whole main cast given the same amount of screen time, and it holds the ensemble cast even higher.

To everyone's dismay, Roger has another heart attack, which Don is then asked to be taken over for Lucky Strike. We also have Betty Draper in a different sense, and being sexually frustrated, which all in all, is completely realistic given her circumstances. We have Pete snooping around the office for a higher position, but also something that will impact his opinion of Don. Peggy is also dealing with her weight gain in an unusual manner. All of the performers shine here, and this is an excellent episode of a lighter Mad Men.


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