Don's life is falling apart around him. He learns from Connie about the sale of Sterling Cooper and, because of it, the loss of the Hilton account. As Don passes the news to Roger and Bertram, the three decide to plot strategy for what each wants in their professional future. Among their options are to go to the new company (which for Bertram will probably mean the end of his professional life), or the preferred option which is to buy back Sterling Cooper from Putnam, Powell and Lowe. What is not an option is to quit since they are all under contract, which would prevent them from working in advertising altogether. With the assistance of an unexpected person however, they come up with another option. The success of this option depends on the assistance of many, who may or may not decide to help, and some quick action before the rest of the world figures out what's going on. Because this maneuver feels like starting over, Don reminisces about a big change in his life when he was a ... Written by
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When the group is leaving the office of Sterling Cooper after their weekend meeting, Joan walks by the front desk of the office through three camera angles. In the first angle, she wearing a scarf on her head which hangs loose over the back of her neck, then from the next angle, the scarf is tucked in under the collar of her jacket, and then from the last angle, the scarf is once again untucked. See more
Do we vote or something?
[Roger, Bert, and Don successively raise their hands
Well, gentlemen, I suppose you're fired.
Well, it's official. Friday, December 13th, 1963. Four guys shot their own legs off.