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Man with a Plan 

Things quickly become awkward after the two firms merge, Don asserts his dominance over Sylvia, Pete has to deal with his ailing mother, and Bob Benson helps out a sick Joan.

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Betty Francis (credit only)
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Ken Cosgrove (credit only)
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Harry Crane
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Sally Draper (credit only)
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Megan Draper
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Henry Francis (credit only)
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Bertram Cooper
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It's the first official day of the merger between SCDP and CGC, with CGC staff moving into the SCDP offices. Beyond the logistical issues of who will be housed where, the mood is generally cordial on the surface, with the exception of Pete, who feels like his usefulness to the company is and will be diluted with a whole new set of partners. His time is also preoccupied by his mother, who, with a case of dementia, is staying at his apartment as she was basically kicked out of of his brother Bud's house because of an altercation with Bud's wife. Some staff will definitely be gone and Joan knows that Bob helping her with a personal issue which she would rather the other staff not know about is primarily a means to keep his job. Bubbling below the surface is a competitive situation between Don and Ted as the heads of creative. Peggy feels somewhat caught in the middle of that struggle between Don and Ted. But much like Pete, Don's mind is not fully at the office, as he gets a call from ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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12 May 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The final scenes take place on June 5, 1968, in the hours after the shooting of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy. See more »

Goofs

When Don shares drinks with Ted in Ted's office, Ted is alternately wearing/not wearing a gold watch on his left hand. See more »

Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Reach Out of the Darkness
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Music and lyrics by Jim and Cathy Post
Performed by Friend and Lover
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