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A Little Kiss, Part 1 

Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party, the war between Pete Campbell and Roger Sterling intensifies, and new mother Joan begins to wonder if she still has a job when she's ready to come back.

Director:

Jennifer Getzinger

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Matthew Weiner
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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 Francis (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
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Storyline

The finances at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce are stable, although not overly flush. There are some staff changes, including Megan, now Mrs. Draper, moving into a junior creative position. But most of those staff changes are the result of Joan being on a temporary leave having just given birth. With Greg still in military service, Joan has some assistance from her visiting mother, who often doesn't provide Joan with the support she wants or needs. One change that Pete, as account manager, would like to see is Roger having less control and say in the day to day operations, especially in front line dealings with customers. Pete is especially bothered when Roger shows up unannounced and uninvited to client meetings. Meanwhile, Don's fortieth birthday is approaching. Going through his Rolodex for potential invitees, Megan, at the last minute, plans a surprise birthday party for him, despite advice from Peggy that Don doesn't like such surprises. At the party, Megan's gift to Don causes a ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

IMDBs average user rating for this season is 8.6 See more »

Goofs

While Peggy is talking to Megan, the pencil Peggy puts behind her ear changes from red to blue and red again. See more »

Quotes

Stan Rizzo: Big weekend plans?
Don Draper: It's Tuesday. I don't know.
Stan Rizzo: I was talking about me. My cousin's coming in.
Don Draper: Stan, assume that you're working.
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Connections

References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Ebb Tide
Music by Robert Maxwell
Lyrics by Carl Sigman
Performed by Ken Griffin
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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big weekend plans..
2 August 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee 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 05

The fifth act wisely doesn't rely upon any out-of-topic one's usual project or case and instead is tangled enough in its office politics and personal morale conflicts to depict any of the outer world dilemmas which makes it probably the smoothest act of all if not smarter.

A Little Kiss, Part 1

Despite of not focusing on any specific case or project, the content is smart, adaptive, gripping with tight screenplay that shows the maturity of the show that has allowed for it to hold the audience with mere office routine.


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