Mad Men: Season 6, Episode 11

Favors (9 Jun. 2013)

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Don is preoccupied with keeping Sylvia's son from being drafted, Peggy has a rat in her apartment, Don and Ted bury the hatchet, Pete has a problem with his mother's new nurse, and Sally makes an accidental discovery about her father.

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Professional relationships and personal business intersect at Sterling Cooper & Partners. Peggy, hating her apartment even more because of an unwanted visitor, doesn't quite get the help she wants from a colleague in alleviating the matter. Ted, Pete and Peggy bond over a few drinks, which opens Pete's eyes to what's going on with his two colleagues, and which highlights what Ted's wife Nan is feeling at home. Pete appreciates the help that Bob provided to him regarding getting a personal nurse for his mother, until Mrs. Campbell divulges some information about the situation, which in turn ends up revealing one of Bob's motivations in providing that help. Don tries to help the Rosens with a major problem, namely the fact that their son, Mitchell, who sent his draft notice back in protest, has now been reclassified as 1A. Don uses a professional connection to try and solve that problem. That action by Don causes a further rift with Ted, who is already irked that Don was proceeding with... Written by Huggo

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Favors A Favorite ****
10 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don really shows his human side in this episode, both figuratively and literally.

When the Rosen's son is classified 1-A, he pulls out all the stops from getting the lad to be drafted and sent to Vietnam.

Don is against the war. He is doing this not because the boy, Mitchell, is Mrs. Rosen's son, but rather he is doing it for a conviction, something we haven't seen in this show in a while.

Of course, there are resulting problems when Don's daughter catches him in the act with Mrs. Rosen. Who knows what will be? This episode's prime line is one of morality.

Peggy does the best she can in trying to rid herself from a mouse in her run-down apartment. Does this show the best and worst in urban living?


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