Mad Men: Season 2, Episode 3

The Benefactor (10 Aug. 2008)

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Harry tries to gather support around a controversial sponsorship in order to bolster his career. When Don ditches work for a day, trouble brews on the set of a commercial. Later, Betty ... See full summary »

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Harry tries to gather support around a controversial sponsorship in order to bolster his career. When Don ditches work for a day, trouble brews on the set of a commercial. Later, Betty joins her husband when he attempts to placate his clients with an amicable dinner. Written by Anonymous

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The episode is named after the episode of The Defenders (1961) (The Defenders: The Benefactor (1962)) that is discussed during the episode. See more »

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While the series is set in New York state, a palm tree is briefly visible behind Betty Draper during the initial scene at the riding stables. The series is filmed in California. See more »

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Don Draper: The window for this apology is closing. It needs to happen before the appetizers or they will leave.
Bobbie Barrett: Really? Because I was thinking about that. So I took a look at Jimmy's contract, well me and a lawyer, and I realized Jimmy doesn't have to apologize at all. In fact, they're going to have to pay him even if they fire him. Especially because "her feelings" isn't a very good reason.
Don Draper: So what is this all about?
Bobbie Barrett: I think an apology, and a public one like this one, has to be worth $25,000. And I want ...
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