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
Did You Know?
The title of this episode ("The Benefactor") is also the title of the controversial episode of The Defenders which Harry tries 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
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
You don't cover for me, you manage expectations.
References A Place in the Sun
A Beautiful Mine
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Performed by RJD2
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