Mad Men (2007–2015)
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Mystery Date 

Don runs into someone from his past. Joan makes a decision, and Roger gives Peggy extra work.

Director:

Matt Shakman

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Victor Levin | 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 (credit only)
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane (credit only)
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper (credit only)
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Teyonah Parris ... Dawn Chambers
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Storyline

Three news items affect the SCDP staff and their families. The first news item is the rape and murder of nurses in Chicago. Although Henry's mother Pauline, who is babysitting Sally while Henry and Betty are on a business trip, doesn't believe such news stories should be heard or read by someone of Sally's age, it ultimately becomes a meeting point for the two in what is otherwise an antagonistic relationship. The second news items is the general race riots taking place across the country. This news item initiates a meeting point between Peggy and Dawn, the two seeming outsiders at SCDP. And the third news item is an airlines mechanics strike which has a different affect on Mohawk than it does on its larger competitors. As Mohawk is still operating through the strike, they continue on with their other business such as their advertising. This news catches Roger off guard, he who has to think fast or get someone else to think fast to get a pitch ready from scratch over the weekend. ... 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:

8 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Greg arrives home and sees Kevin for the first time, he asks Gail to get the "Brownie". The Brownie is a camera made by Eastman Kodak, first released in 1900. Considered one of the most important cameras invented, the last official Brownie model was made in the 1980's. Greg and Joan's camera was most likely a Brownie 127, as millions were sold from 1952 to 1967. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: Hold on a second. You want me to work up an entire corporate image campaign for ten dollars?
Roger Sterling: I can make you do it for nothing. I'm the boss.
Peggy Olson: You're right. The work is ten dollars. The lie is extra.
Roger Sterling: Incredible. What do you make a week, sweetheart?
Peggy Olson: Hmm, you don't know, huh? That's helpful.
Roger Sterling: You know, I could fire you.
Peggy Olson: Great. There's some portfolios in Joan's office. Maybe you could find somebody tonight?
Roger Sterling: [tormented] Why are you doing this to me?
Peggy Olson: Because you're being very demanding for somebody who ...
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Soundtracks

A Beautiful Mine
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Written by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
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Actually Brilliant
21 December 2017 | by marqpdxSee all my reviews

This is actually a brilliant episode. Everyone's true self gets a moment, Don and the lady on the bedroom floor, Ginsberg and the tribe, Peggy and Dawn, Sally and Henry's mom!!

Amazing writing, and a glimpse into so many lives...


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