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Don and Betty renew their love affair while on a business trip to Rome, while Peter has a bout of infidelity with an au pair in his building while his wife is away.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson (credit only)
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
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling (credit only)
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Chelcie Ross ... Connie
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
Anne Dudek ... Francine Hanson


It's the summer vacation season, and many New Yorkers are out of town, including Trudy. Pete, alone at home, is feeling a little restless. His restlessness is cured when he meets Gudrun, an au pair who is working for his neighbors. Pete decides to assist a teary eyed Gudrun with a problem she is having. In doing so, Pete runs into an old colleague, which is slightly embarrassing for both. In doing this favor for Gudrun, Pete expects more than just a little gratitude in return, which causes some problems. Upon Trudy's return, Pete makes an unexpected request from her. At the Drapers, Betty is buoyed by the help that Henry Francis has provided in at least delaying the reservoir project. Henry admits that he helped for one specific reason. Don, who is also taking time off from work, is unexpectedly called by Connie to make a two day site visit to one of his hotels in Rome. Although a work trip, Betty, on Don's invitation, accompanies him on this trip. The two end up having more than just... Written by Huggo

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English | Italian

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4 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Don Draper: What else?
Smitty Smith: There are sixteen graphically perfect reduced photographs of Hilton hotels all on a grid, simple headline.
Kurt Smith: Go, we'll meet you anywhere.
Don Draper: Now that I can finally understand you, I am less impressed with what you have to say.
Smitty Smith: [laughs]
Don Draper: That's your work too. Who's "we"?
Kurt Smith: "We" are Hilton.
Don Draper: And how do I know that? Take out a magnifying glass and look at one of those tiny hotels?
Kurt Smith: I write Hilton very big under this Greek.
Don Draper: There is no deadline. I want to see work as you think of it. Give me more ...
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Betty has forgotten nothing
18 May 2015 | by kbryan17See all my reviews

I know a lot of viewers thought "Souvenir" was an exercise in time- marking, but keep an eye on January Jones' Betty (who loves to make heads turn wherever she goes, trattorias in Rome emphatically included). She also revels in all that faux-flirting with Don. And, boy, that hairdo! But we're aware that she and Don are still under the terms of a truce, and that Henry is now in the picture; again, Betty caught the eye of an attractive man, and it makes her feel good when nothing else can. By the way: according to a "Music of Mad Men" list I found, the version of Rodgers and Hart's "There's a Small Hotel" used at the end of this episode comes from a 1954 revival-cast recording of the show "On Your Toes"; the singers are Bobby Van and Kay Coulter.

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