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The Benefactor 

Trouble rises on the set of a commercial while Don plays hooky from the office.

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Matthew Weiner (created by), Matthew Weiner | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell (credit only)
January Jones ... Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Holloway
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey (credit only)
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Mark Moses ... Duck Phillips
Joel Murray ... Fred Rumsen
Melinda McGraw ... Bobbie Barrett
Gabriel Mann ... Arthur Case
Crista Flanagan ... Lois Sadler
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Storyline

Harry tries to gather support around a controversial sponsorship in order to bolster his career. When Don ditches work for a day, trouble brews on the set of a commercial. Later, Betty joins her husband when he attempts to placate his clients with an amicable dinner. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

January Jones came up with the line about her people being Nordic. See more »

Goofs

Upon returning to the table after his intimate encounter with Mrs. Barrett outside the restaurant bathroom, Don mistakenly wipes off the wrong hand with his napkin. See more »

Quotes

Don Draper: The window for this apology is closing. It needs to happen before the appetizers or they will leave.
Bobbie Barrett: Really? Because I was thinking about that. So I took a look at Jimmy's contract, well me and a lawyer, and I realized Jimmy doesn't have to apologize at all. In fact, they're going to have to pay him even if they fire him. Especially because "her feelings" isn't a very good reason.
Don Draper: So what is this all about?
Bobbie Barrett: I think an apology, and a public one like this one, has to be worth $25,000. And I want ...
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Connections

References Gentleman's Agreement (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

A Beautiful Mine
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Written by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
[Opening credits]
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that kind of phone call..
21 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Mad Men

Mad Men; one of the most acclaimed series by critics, loved by the fans and buzzed at the award shows, is a character driven series created by Matthew Weiner depicting the inner world of an ad agencies set in '60s in New York. The writing is sharp, elaborative, adaptive and exquisite that keeps the audience tangled in its not-so-likable and faulty world on the edge of their seat.

It is rich on technical aspects like projecting the chemistry among the characters, stunning cinematography, beautiful camera work, references mentioned in the conversations and the classic tone of the series that makes it supremely watchable.

The primary reason why the series stands alone is not only its nature to work in a metaphorical way but to weave out a poem from the sequence, is the genuine soul behind it that attains a certain closure in each episode. The performance objective is score majestically by the cast especially by the protagonist Jon Hamm who is supported convincingly by the cast like Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and John Slattery.

The practical conversations, the whistle-blowing dialogues, three-dimensional characters, excellent execution, finely detailed set-pieces, alluring costume design are the high points of the series that helps it enter the major league.

Season 02

The second act is deliberately slow and is aptly executed as the story demands for it to be, which is one of the main reason why it stands alone than any other series, as the concept is given the priority rather than focusing on the characters or actors, which also helps the makers to go fluently and visit unknown places.

The Benefactor

The makers uses the conflicts of the characters and chooses the crossovers that creates nail-biting sequences and morale conflicts that results onto close calls and addition to that the theme of the episode too resembled with Moss' conflict.


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