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 title of this episode ("The Benefactor") is also the title of the controversial episode of The Defenders which Harry tries (unsuccessfully) to get the Belle Jolie cosmetics company to sponsor. The episode of The Defenders, which discussed the issue of abortion, aired on CBS on April 28, 1962. It was so controversial at the time that none of the regular sponsors for the series would advertise during its broadcast. See more »

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Upon returning to the table after his intimate encounter with Mrs. Barrett outside the restaurant bathroom, Don mistakenly wipes off the wrong hand with his napkin. 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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