Mad Men: Season 3, Episode 2

Love Among the Ruins (23 Aug. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 616 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 4 critic

Don is brought in to save the day for a P.R. campaign involving the building of the new Madison Square Garden, only to have the rug pulled out from under him. At home, Betty argues with her brother over how to care for their sick father.

Writers:

(created by), , 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 13 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 
a list of 3713 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 3381 titles
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 87 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love Among the Ruins (23 Aug 2009)

Love Among the Ruins (23 Aug 2009) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mad Men.
« Previous Episode | 28 of 92 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

There's trouble in both the Sterling and Hofstadt families. With the Sterlings, Roger's daughter Margaret informs him that she doesn't want his wife, Jane, at her wedding, Margaret being ashamed that her step-mother is the same age as her. With the Hofstadts, Gene's Alzheimer's is getting worse, and his wife Gloria has left him. As such, Betty and her brother William have to make some decisions about what to do with their father. William gets some unsolicited and unwanted advice in this matter. At the office, two accounts are on the minds of the executives. One is for Patio Cola, Pepsi's diet soda. Pepsi wants to go with an Ann-Margret Bye Bye Birdie (1963) feel. Peggy does not agree with this approach. Despite that, Peggy is feeling in an Ann-Margret spirit in her personal life. The other has Don trying to win the business of the town's new planned multi-purpose facility, Madison Square Gardens. Don gets some bad and unexpected news on this front. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peggy is (secretly) an admirer of Ann-Margaret's performance in Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Ann-Margaret's birth name, Ann-Margret Olsson, is quite close to Peggy's given name, Margaret Olson. See more »

Goofs

After seeing Ann-Margret sing Bye Bye Birdie on film, Sal Romano remarks that he'd seen Susan Watson do "it" (presumably meaning same number) on Broadway but opines that she couldn't begin to measure up to Ann-Margret; in reality, the title tune was written especially for movie and was never performed by Watson on stage. See more »

Quotes

Don Draper: In the interest of time, you want to demolish Penn Station and New York hates it.
Edgar Raffit: Not all of New York - A vocal minority.
Don Draper: Can they stop it?
Edgar Raffit: Well, I think all the hubbub is making it unpleasant for...
Don Draper: [interrupts] But they can't stop it, can they?
Edgar Raffit: Why do you people insist on making us sound like villains?
Don Draper: Your concern over public opinion shows a guilty conscience. What good is that serving you if what is to be done is already under way?
Edgar Raffit: So let's say I don't have a guilty conscience.
Don Draper: Good. And ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Features Bye Bye Birdie (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
That Date...
24 August 2009 | by (Austin, TX USA) – See all my reviews

Margaret Sterling (Elizabeth Rice) is in for a shock. As Roger Sterling (John Slattery) examines his daughter's wedding invitation, he exclaims "November Twenty-third." We get a split-second closeup of of the silvery parchment. The invitation bears the date of November 23., 1963. That places her wedding on the Saturday that John F. Kennedy will be assassinated.

I cannot help but wonder if the series will try to do a treatment of the assassination over an episode or two. It seems so outside the scope of the rest of the show. It seems to prefer interpersonal and stylistic themes over the historical. The series did, however, spend an episode on the night of the Kennedy versus Nixon election.


10 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Surprised and disgusted by Joan IheartCali5882
What is your favorite season ending? robby-light
so retarded elvivilep
Rank the seasons leuou
Don and Betty reunite in the end? hiachoag-1
January Jones, what say you? IheartCali5882
Discuss Love Among the Ruins (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page