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The partners try to keep their cool after they discover that Roger has lost their biggest account, Peter's wife goes into labor, and Don tries to convince Faye to compromise her ethics to drum up new business.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Campbell
Betty Francis (credit only)
Lane Pryce (credit only)
Sally Draper (credit only)
Roger Sterling
Ed Baxter


Despite Peggy's less than friendly last encounter with Abe, the two begin a relationship following a chance social outing with Joyce. Stan can smell Peggy's resulting sexual energy. Unaware of Abe, Stan tries to exploit what he sees as Peggy's want for sex. And Trudy has gone into labor. But as Peggy states, when something good happens, something bad always happens. The bad is the rumor of Lucky Strike abandoning SCDP, which comes into the firm through the back door i.e. not from Roger, the one and only person in the firm dealing with that account. But once the rumor spreads amongst the partners, Roger does confirm the rumor but does whatever he can to hide the fact that he's known about Lucky Strike leaving for some time. The loss of this account potentially could mean the end of SCDP, especially if this news makes current and potential clients feel uncertain about SCPD's future. The partners try to put on a brave face to the staff, who are asked to be more diligent than ever with ... Written by Huggo

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3 October 2010 (USA)  »

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When Faye compliments Don's "punim" in this episode, he is not sure what she is talking about. "Punim is a Yiddish word meaning "face"; this was taken by a number of TV writers (for example, Diane Winston at the Huffington Post; Rachel Shukert at Slate; Sarah Seltzer and Anne Cohen at Forward) as one of several pieces of evidence that Faye Miller is a Jewish character. This was confirmed by Cara Buono, the actress who plays Faye, in an L A Times interview. When asked to list ways she is different form Faye, she answered, "I have naturally dark, almost black hair and she's blond. She's also Jewish. The line she says in the phone booth when she's telling her boyfriend off. "Go ... in the ocean." That's an English translation of a Yiddish expression. And her father, though he's a gangster, he's not of Italian descent." See more »


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