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Shut the Door. Have a Seat 

With another sale on the horizon, Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them as they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don.

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Matthew Weiner

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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
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
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Storyline

Don's life is falling apart around him. He learns from Connie about the sale of Sterling Cooper and, because of it, the loss of the Hilton account. As Don passes the news to Roger and Bertram, the three decide to plot strategy for what each wants in their professional future. Among their options are to go to the new company (which for Bertram will probably mean the end of his professional life), or the preferred option which is to buy back Sterling Cooper from Putnam, Powell and Lowe. What is not an option is to quit since they are all under contract, which would prevent them from working in advertising altogether. With the assistance of an unexpected person however, they come up with another option. The success of this option depends on the assistance of many, who may or may not decide to help, and some quick action before the rest of the world figures out what's going on. Because this maneuver feels like starting over, Don reminisces about a big change in his life when he was a ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

Certificate:

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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. See more »

Goofs

When the group is leaving the office of Sterling Cooper after their weekend meeting, Joan walks by the front desk of the office through three camera angles. In the first angle, she wearing a scarf on her head which hangs loose over the back of her neck, then from the next angle, the scarf is tucked in under the collar of her jacket, and then from the last angle, the scarf is once again untucked. See more »

Quotes

Bertram Cooper: [to Roger] You sold your birthright so you could marry that trollop!
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A Beautiful Mine
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Performed by RJD2
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JFK is buried, and the story can CONTINUE
23 October 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

This is one of the best episodes. Especially a comeback from the last boo hooing about JFK's death. This is all business but in the way the show Dallas used to do it. Strategy and twists and turns. Good stuff. No messing around.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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