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The Grown-Ups 

On the weekend of the John F. Kennedy assassination, Pete finds out that he lost the promotion to Cosgrove, Roger Sterling's daughter's wedding goes off as planned, and Betty musters up the courage to respond to Don's confessions.

Director:

Barbet Schroeder

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Brett Johnson | 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 (credit only)
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Mark Moses ... Duck Phillips
Talia Balsam ... Mona Sterling
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
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Storyline

It's November 21, 1963, and no one seems to be particularly happy. The heating/cooling system at Sterling Cooper isn't working properly, so people are either freezing to death or sweltering in the heat. That is nothing compared to the news Pete receives: Ken has been made sole Vice-President of Accounts. This news makes Pete contemplate his future. Don is upset that no one has been hired to replace Sal, and it doesn't look like Lane is in any hurry to do so. Margaret Sterling's wedding is in two days and she is still upset that her step-mother, Jane, is planning on attending. Jane, on the other hand, is angry that Roger dotes on his daughter more than he pays attention to her. The unlikely allies in the Sterling family feud are Roger and Mona. But none of these unfortunate goings-on compare to the news the world hears the following day: that President John F. Kennedy has been assassinated. This news places a pall over the world, and makes people reconsider attending the Sterling ... 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:

1 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the reception scene, a guest commented to Margaret "You are so beautiful, like Natalie Wood or something". Elizabeth Rice who plays Margaret Sterling played a teenage Natalie Wood in the mini series The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004) See more »

Goofs

After Duck and Peggy have sex in the hotel room, Duck plugs in the TV and turns it on, whereupon the picture shows up instantly. Television sets in 1963 used vacuum tube technology and required several seconds to warm up before the picture would appear. The TV used in the show was likely a modern set made to look like a vintage set. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: What are you doing here?
Don Draper: The bars are closed.
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Connections

Features As the World Turns: Episode #1.1995 (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The End Of The World
Performed by Skeeter Davis
[Closing credits]
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25 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 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 Grown Ups

The writers uses the surrounding and the energy of the environment and the historical events wisely by setting up the plot accordingly that will help them create a greater impact and unpredictable twists on the plot line.


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