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TV-14 | | Drama | Episode aired 5 May 2013
As the firm prepares to go public, Don and Pete's actions cause them to lose two huge clients. However, Roger uses a new connection to put them in position to gain their biggest client ever.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Don Draper
... Peggy Olson
... Pete Campbell
... Betty Francis (credit only)
... Joan Harris
... Ken Cosgrove
... Harry Crane (credit only)
... Sally Draper (credit only)
... Megan Draper
... Ted Chaough
... Henry Francis (credit only)
... Stan Rizzo
... Michael Ginsberg
... Bobby Draper (credit only)
... Bertram Cooper
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Bert, Pete and Joan work with an underwriter to prepare SCDP's public offering, which is unknown to the other partners. If they get what they want, this public offering would make each of the partners a millionaire. Over at CGC, Ted deals with the news that fellow partner Frank Gleason is suffering from pancreatic cancer, which makes Ted think about the viability of their company. Otherwise, the thoughts in both offices are on cars. Herb Rennet at Jaguar has requested a business dinner with Don and Roger, which Don is dreading if only for his disdain for Herb and by association the Jaguar account. And CGC has lost the Alfa Romeo account. However, CGC is one of three short listed companies up for the account all advertising firms would do anything for: General Motors, to promote Chevy's yet unnamed new vehicle. Through a personal contact, Roger, unilaterally, maneuvers an unofficial meeting with Mikey O'Brien of Chevrolet. This news does not sit well with Ted, until... Meanwhile, ... Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Detroit, Don asks Ted Chaough "Hey, Lieutenant, want to get into some trouble?" This is the same question Private Dinkins asked Don in Hawaii in the season's first episode. Each happens with a sleepless Don in a bar, each is an invite to help shepherd a risky marriage of one sort or another, and each time a war - of one sort or another - is the catalyst. See more »

Quotes

Don Draper: [about deliberately losing Jaguar] Joan, don't worry. I will win this.
Joan Harris: Just once I would like to hear you use the word 'we'. Because we're all rooting for you from the sidelines, hoping that you'll decide whatever you think is right for our lives.
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Jane (Mo Mo Jane)
Written by Bob Crewe and Mitch Ryder (as William Levise)
Performed by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Courtesy of Sundazed Music, Inc.
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