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Love Among the Ruins 

Don is brought in to save the day for a P.R. campaign involving the building of the new Madison Square Garden, only to have the rug pulled out from under him. At home, Betty argues with her brother over how to care for their sick father.

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Cathryn Humphris | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 Harris
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Talia Balsam ... Mona Sterling
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Ryan Cutrona ... Gene Hofstadt
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Storyline

There's trouble in both the Sterling and Hofstadt families. With the Sterlings, Roger's daughter Margaret informs him that she doesn't want his wife, Jane, at her wedding, Margaret being ashamed that her step-mother is the same age as her. With the Hofstadts, Gene's Alzheimer's is getting worse, and his wife Gloria has left him. As such, Betty and her brother William have to make some decisions about what to do with their father. William gets some unsolicited and unwanted advice in this matter. At the office, two accounts are on the minds of the executives. One is for Patio Cola, Pepsi's diet soda. Pepsi wants to go with an Ann-Margret Bye Bye Birdie (1963) feel. Peggy does not agree with this approach. Despite that, Peggy is feeling in an Ann-Margret spirit in her personal life. The other has Don trying to win the business of the town's new planned multi-purpose facility, Madison Square Gardens. Don gets some bad and unexpected news on this front. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Peggy is (secretly) an admirer of Ann-Margaret's performance in Bye Bye Birdie (1963). Ann-Margaret's birth name, Ann-Margret Olsson, is quite close to Peggy's given name, Margaret Olson. See more »

Goofs

After seeing Ann-Margret sing Bye Bye Birdie on film, Sal Romano remarks that he'd seen Susan Watson do "it" (presumably meaning same number) on Broadway but opines that she couldn't begin to measure up to Ann-Margret; in reality, the title tune was written especially for movie and was never performed by Watson on stage. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: I understand why you like this, but it's not for you. I'm the one who'd be buying Patio.
Harry Crane: You're not fat any more.
Peggy Olson: [pause] Thank you.
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Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Oyster Girls
(uncredited)
Music by Brian Gulland and Robert White
[Plays during the Maypole dance scene.]
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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