The Cuban Missile Crisis is preoccupying the minds of Americans. Nuclear war is a very real possibility and as such, many are thinking about where and with whom they would want to die. Trudy wants to be with her parents, whereas Pete wants to stay in Manhattan. Father John uses the crisis as a basis for one of his sermons and also ties in with it a private conversation with Peggy about her life. Betty learns that she's pregnant and because of the state of the world and her family, she's not sure she wants to keep the baby. Coinciding with this news is Don's return back to New York, he who wants to resume his life as it was, both personally and professionally. Don's return does not alter Betty's feelings, but a night alone on the town while Don has the children gives Betty the opportunity to figure out what she wants and needs to do. At Sterling Cooper, Don is surprised by the news of the merger, whereas the accounts and creatives executives are wondering about what's going on, most ... Written by
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Action takes place from October 22, 1962, the day John F. Kennedy
gave a televised address on the Cuba Missile Crisis, and the 2 days after. See more
When Betty takes a drink, we see from her profile that she's holding a cigarette in her right hand, but when the camera cuts to a frontal shot, her hand is empty and the cigarette is resting in the ashtray. See more
Herman 'Duck' Phillips
[upon receiving presidency
I find myself a little unprepared here, but I know this: I'd like to bring this company into financial maturity. The last two years, we've been held back. Good Creative is important but it can't be running the show. Our business is about buying time and space, and right now that means television. The bigger we are, the cheaper we can get it.
I don't think I heard the word "client" once.
References The Lucy Show
Stranger On The Shore
Written by Acker Bilk
Performed by Acker Bilk See more