Mad Men (2007–2015)
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While Don continues his affair with Sylvia, Pete's latest infidelity threatens his marriage. Meanwhile, Peggy's icy relationship with her new staff continues, but she also gets an unlikely tip on a potential new client.


Jon Hamm


Matthew Weiner (created by), Jonathan Igla | 2 more credits »




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
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Kevin Rahm ... Ted Chaough
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Ben Feldman ... Michael Ginsberg (credit only)
Mason Vale Cotton ... Bobby Draper (credit only)
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper (credit only)


At CGC, Peggy is feeling unliked by her underlings, as it is implied to her that she is too tough on them. Over at SCDP, two clients are causing minor problems. Herb Rennet at Jaguar wants Don and Pete to recommend a specific strategy to head office. Don doesn't agree with the strategy, but Pete believes they have to give him what he wants or risk losing them as clients. Can Don and Pete provide a united front at the Jaguar meeting? And Raymond Geiger at Heinz, head of their beans division, tells Don and Ken in confidence that he doesn't want them providing any business to their ketchup division, as he feels ketchup will steal all the glory away from beans that was built up at SCDP. This conundrum may cause more problems for SCDP than just figuring out if they should kowtow to Raymond, who gave them business when no one else was, or go after the more lucrative ketchup account. Meanwhile, the Drapers and the Rosens are becoming closer as two couples, as Don and Sylvia continue with ... Written by Huggo

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In the meeting with Don, Raymond, and Timmy, Ken is wearing an orange and blue tie - Florida Gators colors. Aaron Staton, who plays Ken, grew up in Jacksonville, home of the annual Florida-Georgia college football game. See more »


In the bedroom, Sylvia drops her cigarette into a glass of water. A moment later, it is back in her hand. See more »


Trudy Campbell: There's no way for me to escape, to not be an object of pity while you get to do whatever you feel like. I have never said "no" to you.
Pete Campbell: That is not true! What are we doing out here?
Trudy Campbell: We're done, Peter. This is over.
Pete Campbell: You want a divorce?
Trudy Campbell: I refuse to be a failure. I don't care what you want anymore. This is how it's going to work: You will be here only when I tell you to be here. I'm drawing a fifty mile radius around this house, and if you so much as open your fly to urinate, I will destroy you. ...
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


I've Got Five Dollars
Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Lee Morse and her Bluegrass Boys
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an object of pity..
4 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 06

The sixth act is somewhat of a pre-climatic setup as it not only teases the audience for the upcoming journey but also builds up the characters and the plot accordingly to attain a steady narrative closure for the makers.


The habitual narrative is one of the strength of the series and despite of its constant irritating creation, the characters never appear shallow and instead grows more powerful and mature as they age on screen.

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