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The Mountain King 

Don drops off the Sterling Cooper radar and visits the wife of the man whose identity he stole. Back at the office, Bert and Roger consider the merger offer, Peggy makes a play for a real office, and Peter loses his father-in-law's account.

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No one at Sterling Cooper knows where Don is. Since he abandoned Pete in Los Angeles, he has been missing. In fact, he is still in California visiting with his old friend, Anna Draper, the widow of the real Don Draper. The two came to an understanding years earlier where Don has been her financier and confidante. Don is contemplating remaining in California for good, resuming a life now known as Dick Whitman. Back in New York, the partners, including Bertram's sister Alice and without Don, are reviewing the merger with Putnam, Powell & Lowe and make their decision in Don's absence. Things are not going well personally or by association professionally for Pete. He and Trudy are still arguing over the possibility of adopting. Because of the magnitude of their argument, Trudy tells her father Tom of the issue, he who gives Pete an ultimatum: make Trudy happy by giving her what she wants, or he'll pull the Clearasil account from Sterling Cooper. Pete is decisive in his decision. Peggy's ... Written by Huggo

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19 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

At one point, a clip from Robert Wise's classic The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) is playing on TV. In 2008, Jon Hamm starred in the Scott Derrickson remake. See more »

Goofs

Joan places the bouquet of roses on her desk pointing towards Don's office and then enters it. When she exists the office, the roses are pointing away from Don's office. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: When I was little, my mom would take a twin pop and break it in half and give one to me and one to my sister. We were completely equal in her eyes. Beloved. Everyone does this with Popsicles, but they may not realize what it means. It has nothing to do with an ice cream truck on a hot summer day. Or the flavor. Or the color. It's a ritual. You take it, break it, share it, and love it.
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Features The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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In the Hall of the Mountain King
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Music by Edvard Grieg
from his incidental music to the first production of "Peer Gynt"
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