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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When Betty talks to Jimmy Barrett at the dinner conversation about her horse riding, she mentions that she doesn't do dressage but rather jumping. At some previous scene at the tables where we can see her in the saddle, the saddle type and the stirrup length both are clearly for dressage, not for jumping. 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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