Mad Men (2007–2015)
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Joan finds Don the perfect secretary, and Don finds himself in the middle of issues between TV comedian Jimmy and his wife, Bobbie.


Jennifer Getzinger


Matthew Weiner (created by), Robin Veith

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Holloway
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Joel Murray ... Fred Rumsen
Maggie Siff ... Rachel Katz
Melinda McGraw ... Bobbie Barrett
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Patrick Fischler ... Jimmy Barrett


Pete and Trudy visit a doctor to discuss their problems conceiving a child. Pete deals insensitively with the resulting news. Bobbie continues her personal pursuit of Don. After a drunken evening with Bobbie (in which they run into a now married Rachel Menken), Don, driving Bobbie home, gets into a traffic accident. He fails the breathalyser test and calls the only person he can think of who can bail him out of this predicament and will protect this secret for him. Through flashbacks, we learn why Don chose this person as his confidante. Although Don walks into the office the following day with his arm in a sling, he is paid little attention due to the arrival of Don's attractive new secretary, Jane Siegel, and an engagement ring on Joan's finger. Despite falling under the radar of doing anything wrong with Bobbie, Don dreads an urgent meeting called by Jimmy Barrett. And Peggy receives some career advice from an unexpected source. Written by Huggo

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24 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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While the title may ostensibly refer to Don's new secretary, Jane Siegel, it also refers to the creation of Peggy as a more confident woman. Flashbacks reveal the immediate aftermath of the surprise birth of her baby and show the marked difference between the timid young secretary and the more assertive copywriter we see in this episode. See more »


When Don is introduced to Jane, his new secretary, by Joan we see him cross left-to-right saying "Morning" and handing her his hat as he passes. She takes it with her right hand on the right side of her body then we cut to a reverse 2-shot of her and Joan and Jane is holding the hat at chest level with both hands. See more »


Joan Holloway: Aren't you darling? You're going to be gangbusters.
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References Spartacus (1960) See more »


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you're going to be gangbusters..
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 New Girl

The sequences are more detailed, elaborated and bigger than usual that helps keep the audience tangled into its weaved gripping track of conflicts between morality where Hamm too gets to know a bit about Moss' unfortunate incident.

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