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The Arrangements 

Don has reservations about a misguided potential client who wants to sell jai alai as the "new national pastime." Meanwhile, Sal produces the "Patio" television commercial, Peggy searches for a roommate, and Betty's father passes away.

Director:

Michael Uppendahl

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Andrew Colville | 2 more credits »
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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
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Ryan Cutrona ... Gene Hofstadt
Eric Ladin ... William Hofstadt
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Storyline

At the Draper house, Gene is indulging his grandchildren against Don and Betty's wishes. Gene wants to discuss his death arrangements with Betty, which distresses her. And Gene's presence in general is making Don think about his own parents. But these issues with Gene and the Drapers take a major turn. Meanwhile, Peggy decides to move from Brooklyn to Manhattan, being able to do so only if she finds a roommate. She dreads telling her mother about this decision. Her roommate ad in the paper is the brunt of jokes within the office. Joan is an unexpected source of support for Peggy. With work, Pete brings in a new account, that from his college chum, Horace Cook, Jr. - HoHo to his friends. He wants to promote the sport of jai alai, and is willing to pay a large sum for its promotion. Don knows that Horace Cook, Sr. is a close friend of Bertram's and wants to make sure that Cook Sr. is aware of what his son is doing with the family money. With the Patio Cola account, Sal is a last minute ... 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:

6 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Action takes place on June 11th, 1963, the day a Buddhist monk (Thích Quang Ducset) set himself on fire in Saigon in a ritual suicide to protest government anti-Buddhist policies, and over the two days prior. See more »

Goofs

The ad for "free kittens" on the bulletin board when Peggy posts her roommate notice shows the phone number to call about the kittens is (212) KL5-0138. However, there is no need to show the area code since New York City only had 212 until 1984. Unless there are callers from out of state (or from Upstate New York), the area code wouldn't be needed as 212 would be the implied default. See more »

Quotes

Ken Cosgrove: Don, George Caan dropped out of Patio to direct a picture in L.A.
Don Draper: I look forward to his average work. Replace him.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: The Code (2018) See more »

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and you are laughing..
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 Arrangements

The makers advances the sub-plot further in a slick, wise and effective way that depicts key moments as it helps give an appropriate push for the turn to its characters which helps the viewers not only remember but notify them.


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