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Christmas Waltz 

Lane searches for a way to get rid of a sizable debt, the firm prepares to pull out all the stops when it gets a second chance to land Jaguar as a client, and Don tries to comfort Joan when she reaches her breaking point.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Don Draper
... Peggy Olson
... Pete Campbell
... Betty Francis (credit only)
... Joan Harris
... Lane Pryce
... Ken Cosgrove
... Harry Crane
... Sally Draper (credit only)
... Megan Draper
... Henry Francis (credit only)
... Stan Rizzo
... Bertram Cooper
... Roger Sterling
... Paul Kinsey
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Lane faces a personal cash flow problem when he is informed that he owes the British government £2,900 for back taxes, payable in two days time. He comes up with a scheme using supposed SCDP funds, which don't actually exist, in the form of Christmas bonuses to all staff, including to the partners. But one problem after another with Lane's scheme have the potential of bringing his entire world crashing down around him. It promises to be a busy Christmas season since SCDP is once again in the running for the Jaguar account, the pitch from agencies to be done in mid-January, giving them about six weeks to come up with a presentation. Meanwhile, Harry gets a telephone call from old colleague Paul Kinsey to meet, which Harry reluctantly does. Harry ends up meeting a much transformed Paul. Although Harry does not agree with the transformation itself, he does get caught up in it. As Harry guessed, Paul does ask him for a professional favor. When Harry doesn't believe he can accommodate ... Written by Huggo

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20 May 2012 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Don and Megan are in attendance of the national premiere of "America Hurrah" at the Pocket Theatre on December 7, 1966. See more »

Goofs

While Don and Joan are having drinks at the bar, Joan takes a puff from a cigarette that is not lit, and then lets its tip rest in the ashtray as if there were ashes to drop. We can clearly see the cigarette is intact and no smoke is emerging whatsoever. See more »

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Don Draper: Each year at this time, whether you know it or not, I look at the faces in this room who have given their all to this tenuous recovery, and I say prepare to take a great leap forward. Prepare to swim the English Channel and then drown in champagne. There are six weekends between now and the pitch. We are going to spend them all here. We will see Christmas here. We will ring in the new year together. And in the end, we will represent Jaguar and it will be worth it. Every agency on Madison Avenue...
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References My Three Sons (1960) See more »

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Christmas Waltz
(uncredited)
Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Nellie McKay
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