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Chinese Wall 

The partners try to keep their cool after they discover that Roger has lost their biggest account, Peter's wife goes into labor, and Don tries to convince Faye to compromise her ethics to drum up new business.

Director:

Phil Abraham

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Erin Levy | 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 (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce (credit only)
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Joel Murray ... Fred Rumsen
Ray Wise ... Ed Baxter
Cara Buono ... Faye Miller
Jessica Paré ... Megan Calvet
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Storyline

Despite Peggy's less than friendly last encounter with Abe, the two begin a relationship following a chance social outing with Joyce. Stan can smell Peggy's resulting sexual energy. Unaware of Abe, Stan tries to exploit what he sees as Peggy's want for sex. And Trudy has gone into labor. But as Peggy states, when something good happens, something bad always happens. The bad is the rumor of Lucky Strike abandoning SCDP, which comes into the firm through the back door i.e. not from Roger, the one and only person in the firm dealing with that account. But once the rumor spreads amongst the partners, Roger does confirm the rumor but does whatever he can to hide the fact that he's known about Lucky Strike leaving for some time. The loss of this account potentially could mean the end of SCDP, especially if this news makes current and potential clients feel uncertain about SCPD's future. The partners try to put on a brave face to the staff, who are asked to be more diligent than ever with ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Chinese wall is a business term describing an information barrier within an organization that was erected to prevent exchanges or communication that could lead to conflicts of interest. This episode was about the walls that separate aspects Mad Men characters' lives getting destroyed. See more »

Goofs

At approx 44 1/2 minutes when Don is talking to Fay at his apartment, her pearl necklace first appears half in her dress neckline and half out. In the next cut back to Fay, the entire necklace appears on the outside of the dress neckline. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: That went well.
Harry Crane: You have lipstick all over your teeth.
Peggy Olson: What?
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Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 1
(uncredited)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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