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The Rejected 

Peter finds out that he will become a father, and has to break some bad business news to his father-in-law. Meanwhile an office focus group study for a client has some unintended personal consequences for Don.

Director:

John Slattery

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Keith Huff | 3 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Joel Murray ... Fred Rumsen
Alexa Alemanni ... Allison
Joe O'Connor ... Tom Vogel
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Storyline

With the firm now handling the Ponds cold cream account, Pete is given the news that they have to let go of Clearasil - an account only half the size - despite Pete's connection to the account through his father-in-law, Tom. Pete is directed to tell Tom the news by the start of the next working day. However, Pete's news to Tom is overshadowed by news Tom has for Pete, which makes Pete forget about his task, at least for the time being. Once the news of what Tom told Pete makes the rounds at the office, everyone seems happy for Pete, with perhaps the exception of Peggy, who finds the news somewhat bittersweet. With Ponds, Fay - oops, Faye - holds a focus group with the younger secretaries of the firm. Don, Freddy and Peggy, viewing the focus group behind a two-way mirror, find the focus group illuminating, but for Don having to do with an issue not associated with the product. This revelation during the focus group leads to a frank discussion between Allison and Don. Meanwhile, Pete ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

While filming this episode, Jon Hamm asked Matthew Weiner if Don Draper could sink any lower. (His decline and depression forms an arc in the first half of the season.) Weiner convinced him that Don would get his mojo back soon. See more »

Goofs

When Pete goes home to see Trudy after learning of her pregnancy, Pete's lips do not move and the voice is obviously not his when he calls her name. See more »

Quotes

Elderly Man, Apartment Neighbor: Did you get pears?
Elderly Woman, Apartment Neighbor: We'll discuss it inside.
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A Beautiful Mine
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Written and performed by RJD2
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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