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Love Among the Ruins 

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.

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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

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Margaret's wedding invitation has the date of November 23, 1963 which is one day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated See more »

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When Don and Betty are speaking in the bedroom, as Betty says the line "How can he talk that way to me in the condition I'm in", Betty's left hand is raised holding a cigarette. In the next shot her hand is resting on the bed. See more »

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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 ...
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Strangely Under-Rated
8 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

According to the lovely users of IMDb, this is the sixth-worst episode of the show. Well, I'll agree it isn't one of the best, but just up to this point, it's not in the ten worst, and that rank can only get more favorable.

I'll grant people that this episode isn't particularly fast-paced, nor is it particularly exciting. But it's early season Mad Men. If every episode was a crisis, it would feel like the Season Endgames were nothing different. Openings, like in chess, need to take their sweet time to show the viewer how good things are while whispering "just you wait."

The high point of this episode is the writing, done by Cathryn Humpus and Matthew Weiner. The low point is the directing.


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