Mad Men (2007–2015)
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Don and Duck try to bury the hatchet, and Peggy attempts to join in on the execs' after-hours meetings. Also, Duck receives a family visit at the office.



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Duck is facing pressures both at home and at work. On a Memorial Day holiday visit from his children, he learns that his ex-wife is planning on remarrying. At the office, he is still smarting from the loss of the American Airlines account, from which much tension still exists between himself and Don. Roger orders a truce between the two, who comply. More work stress is added on Duck's plate when one of Sterling Cooper's largest clients, Playtex, who has been happy with their advertising thus far, have of late aspired to the edgier advertising of their competitor, Maidenform. Ultimately, the stress for Duck becomes too much, Duck's dog Chauncy taking the initial hit. With the Playtex account, Peggy has been shut out by "the boys" in providing any meaningful input and even asks for advice from Joan on how to infiltrate the boys' network. But working on the account for Clearasil, the client of who is Pete's father-in-law, Peggy does develop a new concept that plays well at least ... Written by Huggo

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31 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Action takes place on Memorial Day 1962 and the three days after. See more »


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Duck Phillips is a Jerk
21 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the episode that really turned me against Duck Phillips because he took out his failings at work and family by ditching his dog on the streets of New York City.

The Draper-Phillips war heats up over an ad campaign that Don feels Duck invented to gloss over his handling of the airline accounts. This is the episode that helps set up the final confrontation between Draper and Phillips over who is more important to the company.

Don continues his affair with the comedian's wife that results in a car wreck that puts Draper in a fix with a local police department over not having enough money to pay the DUI fine and a cop that does not approve of Draper's companion (woman he is not married to) or his attempt to treat the incident too lightly.

Though it is somewhat unclear, it might the beginning of Betty starting to suspect Don has a secret life.

However, Mark Moses has turned his acting career around using the Duck Phillips negative traits in his new role on Homeland. As I stated earlier, what Duck did to his dog was disgraceful.

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