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The Other Woman 

Peter asks Joan to make an unspeakable sacrifice to help secure the Jaguar account, Peggy prepares to make a drastic move in response to Don's treatment, and Megan's acting career begins to create tension with her and Don.

Director:

Phil Abraham

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Semi Chellas | 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
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Joel Murray ... Fred Rumsen
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Storyline

Tension is rising at the firm as the date for making their pitch to Jaguar approaches. Don and most of the creative team are huddling in the conference room trying to get it right. Another complication arises when one member of the three man panel who will select the winning agency makes it clear that if they want any chance of winning, it will be necessary for Joan to spend the night with him. Joan scoffs at the idea but in the end demands a high price for her cooperation. Peggy Olson meanwhile decides the time may be right to get a job elsewhere. Freddy Rumsen encourages her and helps her get the word out. Megan meanwhile is excited at getting a call-back for a stage play but Don is only now realizing what that implies. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Megan Draper auditions for the Jules Feiffer play "Little Murders," which opened on Broadway in 1967 and only ran for seven performances. It was more successfully revived in 1969 Off-Broadway, with cast that included Linda Lavin, Fred Willard, and Vincent Gardenia. See more »

Goofs

While Harry, Peggy, and Ken are on the phone with Chevalier Blanc Cologne, you can see a close up of the speaker phone that they are using. The speaker has a logo of the Bell System that was not introduced until 1969. This episode takes place in January of 1967. See more »

Quotes

Pete Campbell: I feel like I shouldn't even bring this up. In fact, I don't know how to bring this up, but we're going to lose Jaguar unless an arrangement is made; and it involves you and, well... Herb.
Joan Harris: How did that come up?
Pete Campbell: He said he was crazy about you, and then he just asked. And then I thought we were past it, but, right before we put him in a cab, he said it again. And it was quite conditional: a night with you or no vote.
Joan Harris: Well, I'm sorry to hear that.
Pete Campbell: Anyway, if you can think of some way to break the ...
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Connections

References A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

You Really Got Me
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
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2 August 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee 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.

The Other Woman

The repercussions are fatal and stultifyingly derivative for it punch the viewers as expected, but still it's not-your-usual-structure is something that shakes up the audience and demands attention through it.


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