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Hands and Knees 

Don becomes frightened that his lie will be exposed when government agents question Betty about him, Lane has shocking news for his father when he comes to bring him home, and Joan is forced to have an abortion.

Director:

Lynn Shelton

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Jonathan Abrahams | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson (credit only)
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Francis
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove (credit only)
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
Cara Buono ... Faye Miller
Jessica Paré ... Megan Calvet
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Storyline

SCDP's fortune's are on the upswing and Don is buoyed by that fact. Harry is getting him tickets to a Beatles concert, to which he is taking an excited Sally. And SCDP are in final negotiations with North American Aviation, whose marketing budget has been substantially increased. However, the contract with North America Aviation has some unforeseen consequences, the results which unnerve Betty, concern Pete who does whatever he can to handle the situation within his means albeit with some reservations, but most importantly threaten Don's entire future. As Don prepares for his family's security if he is taken down, the reality of the situation begins truly to sink in. With others in the office, Lane receives an unexpected visit from his father. The purpose of the visit is to bring Lane home to deal with his marital issues. But Lane has a particular reason for wanting to stay permanently in New York, which he has to decide whether to tell his father. And Roger and Joan's sexual ... 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:

26 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

JD Cullum, who plays George Casey in this episode, is the son of John Cullum, who has played Lucky Strike owner Lee Garner Sr. on the series. See more »

Goofs

The Beatles tickets are not adjacent seats. They were marked 3 and 5. See more »

Quotes

Pete Campbell: [Pete and Don are in the elevator discussing the fact that two FBI men have initiated a background check on Don] If you're asking me if he knows how to keep a secret - he works for the Department of Defense.
Don Draper: But he talks to you.
Pete Campbell: It's going to be OK. I was thinking about this. And I know it'll be uncomfortable, but if we have to, we can ride it out.
Don Draper: Are you crazy?
Pete Campbell: This many years later? It must be past the statute of limitations.
Don Draper: It's desertion. There's no statute of limitations.
Pete Campbell: I thought nobody...
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Connections

References Meet the Press (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Want To Know A Secret
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Santo & Johnny
[Closing credits]
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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 04

As much as aware they are of their each character's perspective, the fourth act seems to have unexpected and bold decisions that leads to both disappointing and an exhilarating experience especially the track that depicts the repercussions that Hamm's divorce breeds on his family.

Hands And Knees

The close-call theme, even though is old school and extracted from a typical textbook, works in order to boost up the plot track accordingly and allows the character advance further with mistakes to look back and regret.


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