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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.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Don Draper
... Peggy Olson
... Pete Campbell
... Betty Draper
... Joan Harris
... Salvatore Romano (credit only)
... Paul Kinsey
... Ken Cosgrove
... Harry Crane
... Bertram Cooper
... Roger Sterling
... Lane Pryce
... Duck Phillips
... Mona Sterling
... Sally Draper
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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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Trivia

Although credited, Bryan Batt (Salvatore Romano), does not appear in this episode. 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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The End Of The World
Performed by Skeeter Davis
[Closing credits]
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