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Lady Lazarus 

TV-14 | | Drama | Episode aired 6 May 2012
Megan convinces Don that she should give up her job at the firm so that she can pursue a career on Broadway, while Peter has a fling with an acquaintance's wife.

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... Don Draper
... Peggy Olson
... Pete Campbell
... Betty Francis (credit only)
... Joan Harris
... Lane Pryce (credit only)
... Ken Cosgrove
... Harry Crane
... Sally Draper (credit only)
... Megan Draper
... Henry Francis (credit only)
... Stan Rizzo
... Bertram Cooper (credit only)
... Roger Sterling
... Beth Dawes
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Storyline

Megan has been lying to her colleagues, including Don, about her whereabouts at certain times of the day. She is caught in the lie by both Don and Peggy. She is able to make up a credible enough excuse to Don, but Peggy confronts her on it. Based on that discussion, Megan decides to come clean to Don about what she's been doing. Don's reaction surprises her, which leads to a major change at SCDP. But Don's true reaction may actually be closer to what she had anticipated based on an encounter Don has with Peggy. Meanwhile, Pete is still feeling more fulfilled at work as clients, without even having met him, are giving him gifts. But he is feeling more and more restless at home, especially after he learns that his train commuting colleague Howard Dawes has embarked on an affair in the city. Taking a cue from Howard and given the opportunity, Pete embarks on a wannabe affair of his own, the "wannabe" part based on the insecurities of the other party. Written by Huggo

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Trivia

It cost the producers of "Mad Men" $250,000 for the use in this episode of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows." See more »

Goofs

Pete asks Beth to meet him at the Hotel Pennsylvania. The Hotel Pennsylvania (the hotel's original name) operated as The Statler Hilton during this time. It was not until 1992, after several change-of-hands, that the hotel was renamed to its original name, Hotel Pennsylvania. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: [On the phone] Hello.
Don Draper: It's me. Is Megan there?
Peggy Olson: Isn't she with you?
Don Draper: Yes, we're playing a hilarious joke on you.
Peggy Olson: She left a while ago to meet you at the restaurant.
Don Draper: When?
Peggy Olson: I don't know, after you called.
Don Draper: I didn't call.
Peggy Olson: Oh. Well, she must be at home.
Don Draper: I'm at home.
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Connections

References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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A Beautiful Mine
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Written by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
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