Don runs into someone from his past. Joan makes a decision, and Roger gives Peggy extra work.

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Three news items affect the SCDP staff and their families. The first news item is the rape and murder of nurses in Chicago. Although Henry's mother Pauline, who is babysitting Sally while Henry and Betty are on a business trip, doesn't believe such news stories should be heard or read by someone of Sally's age, it ultimately becomes a meeting point for the two in what is otherwise an antagonistic relationship. The second news items is the general race riots taking place across the country. This news item initiates a meeting point between Peggy and Dawn, the two seeming outsiders at SCDP. And the third news item is an airlines mechanics strike which has a different affect on Mohawk than it does on its larger competitors. As Mohawk is still operating through the strike, they continue on with their other business such as their advertising. This news catches Roger off guard, he who has to think fast or get someone else to think fast to get a pitch ready from scratch over the weekend. ... Written by Huggo

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Although credited, Jared Harris (Lane Pryce), Rich Sommer (Harry Crane) and Robert Morse (Bertram Cooper) do not appear in this episode. See more »

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Joan Harris: [Regarding Greg's military service] I've been thinking about it and... I want you to go.
Gail Holloway: I'll put this away.
Greg Harris: I'm glad you came around. It's only a year.
Joan Harris: No, I want you to go and never come back.
Greg Harris: Damn it, Joanie, they need me.
Joan Harris: Well, then it works out because we don't.
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The health scares continue....
9 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe the tagline for the fifth season of "Mad Men" should be "We aren't so young anymore."

Sure, in the past we have had a fair share of health scares on the hit AMC drama. From Roger's heart-attack to Peggy's surprise pregnancy and Don's panic-attacks, health has been a factor on this show in the past, but the health of our central and vital characters has been the biggest theme through the first three weeks and four episodes.

A week ago, Betty had a scare with cancer when a tumor was found on her throat during a checkup she was having (a checkup to receive diet pills for her now large frame). Though the tumor was benign, Betty and Don worried throughout the episode of the problems that could occur if she was to be sick and, possibly, pass away. Luckily, the tumor was not life-threatening.

One week later (in runtime not time of the show), Don is coughing away violently as he takes the elevator with his wife up to Sterling/Cooper/Draper/Pryce. Joined by a journalist and old romantic partner of Don's on the elevator ride, Megan is worried, both by Don continuously running into old flings and for his general health. Don needs to get through a meeting before he can go home, however, so he tries to rest before business.

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