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For Immediate Release 

TV-14 | | Drama | Episode aired 5 May 2013
As the firm prepares to go public, Don and Pete's actions cause them to lose two huge clients. However, Roger uses a new connection to put them in position to gain their biggest client ever.

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Bert, Pete and Joan work with an underwriter to prepare SCDP's public offering, which is unknown to the other partners. If they get what they want, this public offering would make each of the partners a millionaire. Over at CGC, Ted deals with the news that fellow partner Frank Gleason is suffering from pancreatic cancer, which makes Ted think about the viability of their company. Otherwise, the thoughts in both offices are on cars. Herb Rennet at Jaguar has requested a business dinner with Don and Roger, which Don is dreading if only for his disdain for Herb and by association the Jaguar account. And CGC has lost the Alfa Romeo account. However, CGC is one of three short listed companies up for the account all advertising firms would do anything for: General Motors, to promote Chevy's yet unnamed new vehicle. Through a personal contact, Roger, unilaterally, maneuvers an unofficial meeting with Mikey O'Brien of Chevrolet. This news does not sit well with Ted, until... Meanwhile, ... Written by Huggo

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This episode takes place on and around May 12, 1968, Mother's Day. See more »

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Don Draper: [about deliberately losing Jaguar] Joan, don't worry. I will win this.
Joan Harris: Just once I would like to hear you use the word 'we'. Because we're all rooting for you from the sidelines, hoping that you'll decide whatever you think is right for our lives.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Baby Jane (Mo Mo Jane)
Written by Bob Crewe and Mitch Ryder (as William Levise)
Performed by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Courtesy of Sundazed Music, Inc.
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This Episode Rates ***
6 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As shown in this episode, sometimes it's just a matter of luck rather than skill to be successful. No one bothered to inform Don of the company going public. Would he have acted that way towards Jaguar? Who knows?

In the meantime, Don has landed the prestigious Chevrolet account. Notice how he is always talking about the latter car company.

How ironic that one of the guys meets his father-in-law at a brothel. Wait a minute, before condemning the latter, the former also must have his morals come into question as well.

LBJ has bowed out of the presidential race, and one guy anticipates a Eugene McCarthy presidency, or certainly Robert Kennedy. Are these liberals so self-centered that they conveniently forgot that the Republicans would have Richard Nixon in the race?


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