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Blowing Smoke 

Don makes a bold, desperate move to save Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but the other partners are furious with his actions. Meanwhile, Sally's psychiatrist suggests that she is improving, but Betty is skeptical.

Director:

John Slattery

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), André Jacquemetton (as Andre Jacquemetton) | 1 more credit »
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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 Francis
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Midge Daniels
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Cara Buono ... Faye Miller
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Storyline

Sally is continuing on with her therapy sessions with Dr. Edna, who believes Sally is progressing so much that the frequency of her sessions can be reduced. However, Sally is also having unofficial therapy sessions with Glen Bishop, about which Betty is unaware. Betty feels the need to speak to someone herself about life, but doesn't want it under the guise of therapy sessions. She will really need to speak to someone after she makes a discovery, which in turn may set Sally's therapy back. Meanwhile, life at SCDP is not getting any better following Lucky Strike's departure. Although Don has an off the record meeting with Heinz arranged by Faye, they have the same opinion as all other potential clients: business is a possibility in six months if SCDP is still in operation. Beyond Lane's need to deal with the operational aspects of the the business such as payroll, none of the partners has a concrete proposal to get them out of their predicament. And an idea from Peggy to Don is ... 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:

10 October 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

One of the messages that Megan tells Don he got after his anti-tobacco ad is from an "Emerson Foote." Foote was chairman of the powerful advertising firm McCann-Erickson in the mid-1960s when he resigned and publicly spoke out against the tobacco industry, which was a large part of McCann's business. He later became an anti-smoking activist and the chairman of the National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health. See more »

Goofs

After Don gives Midge money she sits on the corner of the bed with her right leg bent up on the bed. In the next shot, her left leg is bent up on the bed with her knee off the edge. See more »

Quotes

Bertram Cooper: Keep joking. You're cynical and craven. Tobacco put a roof over your head, and it fed your children.
Don Draper: And then it killed my business.
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Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Trust in Me
(uncredited)
Written by Milton Ager, Ned Wever and Jean Schwartz
Performed by Etta James
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31 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 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.

Blowing Smoke

An unexpected turn on the fate of the office, even though it had been building up, it sure did took a lot of guts to pull off such a poignant act and addition to that Shipka's character is growing out to be more and more powerful.


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