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Far Away Places 

A peaceful hotel getaway ends in disaster for Don and Megan, an LSD trip could have a disastrous effect on Roger's marriage, and Peggy loses her cool after an unsuccessful pitch meeting.

Director:

Scott Hornbacher

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Semi Chellas | 1 more credit »
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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 (credit only)
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 (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Peyton List ... Jane Sterling
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Storyline

The same day is seen through the eyes of three people: Peggy, Roger and Don. The start for the day is the same for all three: Roger invites Don on a boys only romp to visit the business of a client - the Howard Johnson's in Plattsburg - so that Roger can avoid an evening out with Jane later that evening. Don instead invites Megan to go along, which means that both Don and Megan will be abandoning the Heinz team at their pitch meeting that day, leaving that responsibility to Peggy, and that Roger is left out in the cold with regard to the Howard Johnson's outing. An incident at the Heinz pitch meeting leaves Peggy contemplating both her professional life at SCDP and her personal life with Abe. A second incident at Don and Megan's outing leaves Megan wondering if she can have both a professional and personal life with Don, or if she even wants anything to do with Don, while Don tries to regain some lost control over the situation and a situation brought to his attention the following ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie that Abe talks about to Peggy is called "Naked Prey". See more »

Goofs

When Roger and Jane drop acid at Jane's psychiatrist's apartment, Roger uncaps a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka. Stolichnaya, distilled in then Soviet Russia, was unavailable in the west until a 1972 deal with Pepsi to distribute the vodka in the U.S. and the soda in Russia. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: Why didn't you tell me you had a family? Your father is nice.
Michael Ginsberg: He's not my real father. People don't understand.
Peggy Olson: Are you adopted?
Michael Ginsberg: Actually, I'm from Mars. It's fine if you don't believe me, but that's where I'm from. I'm a full-blooded Martian. Don't worry, there's no plot to take over Earth. I'm just displaced.
Peggy Olson: [laughing] Okay.
Michael Ginsberg: I can tell you don't believe me. That's okay. We're a big secret. They even tried to hide it from me. That man, my "father", told me a story I was born in a concentration...
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I Should Not Be Seeing You
(uncredited)
Performed by Connie Conway
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2 August 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 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.

Far Away Places

Despite of having a common theme, it fails to keep the audience bedazzled in its self-created tone and the primary reason would be its various separated tales that should have been depicted with better editing.


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