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The Gypsy and the Hobo 

An old flame and potential client reenters Roger Sterling's life, Joan's husband searches for a new job, and Don finally comes clean to Betty about his true identity.

Director:

Jennifer Getzinger

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Marti Noxon | 3 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 (credit only)
January Jones ... Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano (credit only)
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey (credit only)
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove (credit only)
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane (credit only)
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Sam Page ... Greg Harris
Eric Ladin ... William Hofstadt
Abigail Spencer ... Suzanne Farrell
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Storyline

Two women from Roger's past reenter his life. The first is Annabelle Mathis, a former lover from twenty years earlier. Her business, Caldicott Farms, specializes in horse meat for dog food. She is looking to advertising firms to help save her business, the industry which has received bad publicity because of the movie The Misfits (1961). Annabelle may not be able to separate her professional and personal relationship with Roger. The second is Joan, who calls him to help her look for a well paying job in light of Greg's professional situation. Joan knows that she can't get her old job back, but wants something more lucrative than being just a secretary or a sales clerk. At home, Joan is feeling frustrated with Greg's lack of focus on what he will do with his professional life. Ultimately, Greg makes an extreme decision. At the Draper household, the kids are looking forward to Halloween, while their parents have more pressing matters. Betty takes the children back to Philadelphia so ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Bert: The Misfits, the movie, Clark Gable, it was about horses being turned into dog food. The Misfits was a movie that came out in 1961 which was the last movie for both of the leading stars, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. It tells the story of an aging ex-cowboy prone to gambling and surviving on mustang rustling. He sells the horses to slaughterhouses for the manufacture of dog food. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Betty is in Don's study as she slumps into his chair you can see some of the book titles on the shelf behind her. One of the books is a book club edition collection of the first three books in "The Corps" series by W.E.B. Griffin. The first book in the series wasn't published until 1986, 23 years after this episode takes place. See more »

Quotes

Researcher: [Annabelle Mathis and the Sterling Cooper creatives are watching a focus group of three dog owners and a researcher through the two-way mirror] How would you describe your dog's temperament?
Griffon Woman: [through mirror] She's picky and, ah, she's nervous sometimes, but she's very smart.
Researcher: [through mirror] And yours?
Mutt Man: [through mirror] He's independent, you know? He knows what he likes. He's pretty hard to fool.
Smitty: My God, they're describing themselves.
Don Draper: This your first group?
Researcher: [through mirror] What if I told you your ...
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Is Love?
(From "Oliver!")
Written by Lionel Bart (uncredited)
Performed by Alberta Hunter
[Closing credits]
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25 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

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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 03

The third act of the series has a common theme of confrontation whether then it be of truth, sins, issues that helps each character swallow its own existence and accept it along with some smart business tactics and intense dramatic morale conflicts that offers a poignant yet cathartic experience.

The Gypsy And The Hobo

It is impossible to not be moved by Hamm's performance in the final act especially the meltdown sequence which is shot beautifully and elevates the momentum of the trump card by justifying the magnitude of the content.


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