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Shut the Door. Have a Seat 

With another sale on the horizon, Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them as they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Draper
Salvatore Romano (credit only)
Paul Kinsey
Ken Cosgrove
Harry Crane
Sally Draper
Henry Francis


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 Huggo

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8 November 2009 (USA)  »

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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. See more »


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 »


Roger Sterling: Little shit.
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Great finish is a new beginning.
9 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

A business deal that makes your heart race is something, only the creators of Mad Men are capable of. Hilton deal future? Don's marriage? Will Betty tell Don about Henry? Will Peggy defect? Will Pete defect? What does the future of the ever so charming Joan hold? Tension between Roger and Don? Duck Phillips, an outsider at Sterling Cooper? And the biggest question is will the company be sold again or will they buy it back? If you are waiting for answers, then you are in for a treat. Its not just the answers you will love, but the how each answer is a start for something new!! You see almost every side of Don here. Angry at Hilton, loving and caring towards his children, Drunk, Some childhood scenes (as Dick), Sad sometimes, and best of all is his professional look. You will be left stunned by the turn of events in this episode and you will be left wanting for more.

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