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California, Here I…I Mean, "You" Come

In Care Of - Don finally lets people see a piece of his true self, with fairly disastrous results.

06.23.2013 A-

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6-12
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…Is Sometimes Strained

The Quality Of Mercy - A few people, with varying degrees of reluctance, show mercy on those whose fate is in their hands, but when Don does it, he get called a monster for his trouble. Peggy, you're not helping.

06.16.2013
06.21.2013
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6-11
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No Good Deed Goes Unsexed

Favors - Don actually does something out of the goodness of his heart. However, his dick still sees fit to reap the rewards.

06.09.2013
06.13.2013
A-

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6-10
Recap

Don's Ghosts, Coast To Coast

A Tale Of Two Cities - Apparently, Don's got as much of a death wish in LA as he does in New York.

06.02.2013
06.07.2013
B-

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6-9
Recap

Toeing The Line

The Better Half - A lot of romantic relationships are tested. For very little changing, it's pretty interesting.

05.26.2013
05.31.2013
B+

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6-8
Recap

Through the Looking Glass

The Crash - Seriously, Mad Men, WTF?

05.19.2013
05.24.2013
C-

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6-7
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Mergers And Yak-Quisitions

Man With A Plan - The two companies physically merge, and Don and Sylvia make us want to vomit.

05.12.2013
05.17.2013
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6-6
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Strange Bedfellows

For Immediate Release - Get ready to add a few more initials to "SCDP."

05.05.2013
05.09.2013
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6-5
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White People Problems

The Flood - A historical event throws things into perspective -- at least for some people.

04.28.2013
05.02.2013
B

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6-4
Recap

The Grass Is Always Greener

To Have and To Hold - No one appreciates how good they have it. Also, Stan and Don get stoned.

04.21.2013
04.25.2013
B+

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6-3
Recap

We're Not Gonna Take It

The Collaborators - Some people in this episode decide they've had enough. Others don't, but they're not as fun.

04.14.2013
04.18.2013
B

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6-1-2
Recap

Beyond The Veil

The Doorway - Death seems to be the prevalent topic on Don's mind. You'd think he'd be in a lighter mood after a free trip to Hawaii.

04.07.2013
04.10.2013
B-

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5-13
Recap

Giving Up The Ghost

The Phantom - The scales fall from certain people's eyes this episode and they see their lives as they truly are. It's not horrible for all of them at least.

06.10.2012
06.14.2012
B+

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5-12
Recap

Birth and Death In The Same Episode

Commissions And Fees - Birth, in the form of Sally's newly-flowing womanhood. Death, in the form of… death.

06.03.2012
06.08.2012
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5-11
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Company Woman

The Other Woman - Joan takes one for the team and Jaguar is signed.

05.27.2012
06.01.2012
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5-10
Recap

You Got Served!

Christmas Waltz - Greg serving Joan with divorce papers leads to Don and Joan going out for drinks. I guess we can't say Greg never did anything for us.

05.20.2012
05.24.2012
B+

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5-9
Recap

The Devil You Know

Dark Shadows - No one does anything completely out of character, but this episode's portrayal of human nature will make you wonder how the devil hasn't taken us all.

05.13.2012
05.18.2012
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5-8
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I Am Become Death

Lady Lazarus - Maybe that's overdramatic, but there's an awful lot of death imagery and Megan turns Don's life on its head.

05.06.2012
05.09.2012
B+

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5-7
Recap

Oh, Canada

At The Codfish Ball - Roger does his part to further international relations.

04.29.2012
05.02.2012
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5-6
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Yesterdayland

Far Away Places - We're already at the point where Don and Megan are longing for the halcyon days of yore.

04.22.2012
04.25.2012
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5-5
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"I Demand Satisfaction!"

Signal 30 - …and if you're someone who's ever wished for Pete Campbell to get punched in the face, you'll get it.

04.15.2012
04.19.2012
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5-4
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Mystery Date

Mystery Date - It look a lot longer than we thought, but Joan finally tells Greg where to go.

04.08.2012
04.11.2012
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5-3
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Growing Concerns

Tea Leaves - We discover why we hadn't seen any shots of Betty in the previouslies.

04.01.2012
04.04.2012
B+

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5-2
Recap

Equal Opportunity Idiot

A Little Kiss, Part II - Roger's prank forces SCDP to be progressive whether they like it or not. Or whether he does, for that matter.

03.25.2012
03.30.2012
B+

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5-1
Recap

Surprise?

A Little Kiss, Part I - Megan kind of pulls off a surprise party for Don's kind-of-fortieth birthday. It kind of doesn't go so well.

03.25.2012
03.29.2012
B+

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4-13
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"Do You Take These Teeth…"

Tomorrowland - Someone's getting married, y'all.

10.17.2010
10.21.2010
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4-12
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Smoke Does Not Get In Your Eyes…

Blowing Smoke - …if you tell the entire cigarette industry to go to hell.

10.10.2010
10.14.2010
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4-11
Recap

Hitting The Fan

Chinese Wall - The news about Lucky Strike is out, and everyone's in a mad scramble because of it. Also, Trudy has a girl, and… so does Don.

10.03.2010
10.08.2010
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4-10
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Say Goodbye To Accounts…

Hands And Knees - …because after this episode there aren't many of them left.

09.26.2010
09.30.2010
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4-9
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All the Real Girls

The Beautiful Girls - This week it's all about the women and the things men put them through.

09.19.2010
09.23.2010
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4-8
Recap

Half the Battle

The Summer Man - Don finally admits to himself that he has a problem with alcohol, and although he doesn't stop drinking he sees himself and others in a bit of a new light because of it.

09.12.2010
09.17.2010
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4-7
Recap

Float Like a Butterfly…

The Suitcase - …stink like a guy who vomits all over himself. Don ruins Peggy's birthday, tells her she has no ideas, and then yaks in front of her. Is it any surprise they're now closer than ever?

09.05.2010
09.09.2010
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4-6
Recap

…And The Clio Goes To…

Waldorf Stories - …a whole lot of people, apparently. Don does win one, but that's about the only good thing that happens to him this episode. Also, Peggy gets naked, and it's better than sex.

08.29.2010
09.03.2010
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4-5
Recap

There's That Past, Informing the Present Again

The Chrysanthemum And The Sword - People's issues are coming to the surface all over the place. It's a good thing they're actually finding other people to talk to.

08.22.2010
08.27.2010
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4-4
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The Man-Boy Becomes A Man

The Rejected - Pete's going to be a dad, and to celebrate, he hits his father-in-law up for more business. Also, Don's a bad, bad man.

08.15.2010
08.20.2010
B

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4-3
Recap

The Short Goodbye

The Good News - Greg's leaving Joan, Pryce is newly single and Don finds out possibly the most important person in his life isn't long for this world. Happy New Year!

08.08.2010
08.11.2010
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4-2
Recap

A Turkey Lurkey Christmas To You, Jerky

Christmas Comes But Once a Year - Everyone tries to hide what a miserable Christmas this is, but unfortunately, they're unable to keep any secrets from the viewers. Also, Lee Garner Jr. makes everyone dance to his tune at the SCDP party.

08.01.2010
08.05.2010
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4-1
Recap

The Winner of the Ham Battle is You

Public Relations - Yes, in the great ham battle that is summertime TV, the winner really IS you now that Mad Men is back. Check out the new digs at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce! Try the Chicken Kiev! Can we interest you in a hooker to slap you around?

07.25.2010
07.30.2010
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Mondo Extra

A Sane Q&A with Mad Men's Jared Harris

The Jared Harris Interview - Mad Men's Lane Pryce tries to open up about the new season without incurring the wrath of spoiler-phobe Matt Weiner. Also: bonus Scrabble!

07.25.2014
06.22.2010
N/A

Mindy Monez

3-13
Recap

Draper's Eight

Shut The Door. Have A Seat - Don finds out that SC is going to McCann Erickson, so a plan is hatched, and by the end, there's a new agency formed solely of Bertram, Roger, Don, Pryce, Peggy, Pete, Harry, and…wait for it…Joan. It's awesome.

11.08.2009
11.11.2009
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3-12
Recap

A Change Is Gonna Come

The Grown Ups - JFK's dead, y'all.

11.01.2009
11.05.2009
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3-11
Recap

The Cat is Out of the Bag…

The Gypsy And The Hobo - …if by "cat," you mean "the truth about Don Draper."

10.25.2009
10.28.2009
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3-10
Recap

Betty…Whitman?

The Color Blue - Betty learns some truths about her husband, and unless she's really interested in changing her surname I'd imagine it's not going to end well. Also, SC is up for sale. Again.

10.18.2009
10.21.2009
B+

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3-9
Recap

To The Moon, Connie!

Wee Small Hours - Don would like to launch Connie into orbit when he gets mad at Don for not putting him on the moon, in a different manner of speaking. Also, when Sal won't let a Lucky Strike guy get lucky, he gets fired.

10.11.2009
10.14.2009
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3-8
Recap

Roman Holiday

Souvenir - Betty and Don rekindle the romance in their relationship on a trip to Rome, but it's not clear whether that makes things better or worse.

10.04.2009
10.07.2009
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3-7
Recap

Bertram is Evil. Evil!

Seven Twenty Three - Or so it seems when he basically blackmails Don into signing a three-year contract to stay at SC. Also, Peggy sleeps with Duck. You heard me.

09.27.2009
10.01.2009
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3-6
Recap

My Left Foot…

Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency - …is still attached, unlike some people's.

09.20.2009
09.24.2009
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3-5
Recap

It's a Gi…Boy!

The Fog - Betty has a son, but not after having some drug-fueled dreams about her parents and CGI caterpillars. Also, Duck Phillips resurfaces to offer Pete and Peggy a job, and if not for their mutual distaste they might both have been gone by episode's end.

09.13.2009
09.18.2009
B-

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3-4
Recap

Do You Know How "Taps" Sounds on a Ukulele?

The Arrangements - If not, you may find out soon.

09.06.2009
09.11.2009
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3-3
Recap

I Went To A Garden Party…

My Old Kentucky Home - …and told off my boss for marrying a woman half his age. Whoops!

08.30.2009
09.04.2009
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3-2
Recap

That's Some Great Business Sense!

Love Among The Ruins - I mean, what kind of moron do you have to be to pass up the chance to get in on the ground floor of Madison Square Garden, no pun intended. The number of season tickets you're going to miss out on alone!

08.23.2009
08.28.2009
B

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3-1
Recap

Something Interruptus

Out Of Town - Sal brings a second meaning to the expression "caught in flagrante," but Don lets him off the hook, not that he's so innocent either. In other news, Pete and Ken are set against each other while Brits watch, and Peggy is completely over her secretary. Oh, and it's 1963.

08.16.2009
08.21.2009
B+

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2-13
Recap

Are You Gonna Drop The Bomb Or Not?

Meditations In An Emergency - The Cuban Missile Crisis is afoot, prompting Peggy and Pete to come clean to each other, and Don to confess his sins to Betty, who takes him back just in time to tell him she's pregnant. After how great this season was, all I can say is please let us see the kid in the flesh.

10.26.2008
10.30.2008
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2-12
Recap

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em!

The Mountain King - Well, that's the philosophy shared by both Peggy and Sally, at least. But one is getting her own office, while the other may never see her dad again. You can figure out which one is which for yourself.

10.19.2008
10.23.2008
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2-11
Recap

European Gay-cation

The Jet Set - Roger proposes to his young piece of ass, Don absconds with a bohemian heiress while Pete's left taking meetings by the pool, Duck takes a gamble, and Peggy discovers the sartorial perks of fraternizing with known homos.

10.12.2008
10.15.2008
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2-10
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California, Here I Come…

The Inheritance - …with Pete Campbell at my side instead of my wife.

10.05.2008
10.07.2008
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Goodbye, Norma Jean

Six Month Leave - Marilyn Monroe's dead, and it looks like marriage might be too, if this episode is any indication.

09.28.2008
09.29.2008
B+

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2-8
Recap

Women On The Verge Of Kicking Some Ass

A Night To Remember - Joan's pissed off, Peggy's ready to blow, and Betty boots Don for the extra point.

09.14.2008
09.18.2008
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2-7
Recap

"I Love You, Ken… I Mean, 'Kitty'!"

The Gold Violin - Don buys a Cadillac but gets called out as a cheater, Sal's got a new crush, and Joan may have a new archrival.

09.07.2008
09.12.2008
B+

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2-6
Recap

Much Nothing About Ado

Maidenform - Well, I didn't know how else to convey that while it seems like nothing happened, a lot actually did. But mostly, women are objectified, and Don realizes that he may not want to play that game.

08.31.2008
09.05.2008
A+

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2-5
Recap

You May Not Like Pete...

The New Girl - ...but if his delivery of "Absolutely!" doesn't crack you up, you're not human. Don gets in a car accident, Peggy bails him out, and more about their relationship is revealed.

08.24.2008
08.29.2008
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Recap

Did You Hear?

Three Sundays - Peggy's pregnant! Well, okay, you probably knew that, but Peggy's new priest didn't. Until now.

08.17.2008
08.22.2008
B+

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2-3
Recap

My Dinner With Awkward

The Benefactor - Harry's movin' on up, Betty turns down a ride, and Don's a hair-puller. A really virile, scary hair-puller.

08.10.2008
08.15.2008
B

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2-2
Recap

Indian Giver

Flight 1 - Hey, Paul started it with all the Mohawk jokes last week! Also, if you're offended by that, you'll positively swoon when you hear Joan open her mouth.

08.03.2008
08.07.2008
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2-1
Recap

It's 1962. What Else Is New?

For Those Who Think Young - Not... really that much.

07.27.2008
08.01.2008
B+

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Mondo Extra

Conversation With a Mad Woman

The Elisabeth Moss Interview - Our chat with the spunky little secretary who is lighting up the screen on Mad Men.

07.25.2014
07.07.2008
N/A

Angel Cohn

1-14
Extra

"He Wants To Be A Guy, But Also Wants To Be A Man"

The Rich Sommer Interview - That's one way Mad Men's Rich Sommer described his character, Harry. Find out what else he had to say inside.

11.14.2007
11.15.2007
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1-13
Recap

Parting Really, Really Is Sweet Sorrow...

The Wheel - ...as in the season finale, a bunch of beautiful scenes add up to making you want to kill yourself. That's not exactly a departure, but it's a virtuoso performance nonetheless.

10.17.2007
10.24.2007
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"Mr. Campbell. Who Cares?"

Nixon vs. Kennedy - That's the response Bertram awesomely gives to Pete when Pete tells him about Don's past. We learn how said past actually went down, and also who won the Presidential election. This show may be hazardous to your health, but it's also educational.

10.10.2007
10.15.2007
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1-11
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Coming To A Boil

Indian Summer - Things are heating up: Don has a real connection with Rachel, which may force an unpleasant decision on him soon; Roger has another cardiac event, prompting Bertram to promote Don to partner; and Don's brother Adam kills himself, which sneaky Pete finds out about and will no doubt use against Don.

10.03.2007
10.09.2007
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Laika Was An Astronaut

Long Weekend - Roger's mid-perv heart attack throws everybody into a commotion, but nobody's around to see it because everybody's family is at the beach for Labor Day. Oh, and there's some girl-on-girl action, but it's not hot so much as...really sad and awkward.

09.26.2007
10.03.2007
A

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1-9
Recap

If You Love Someone, Shoot Them With A BB

Shoot - Betty liberates some pigeons by shooting at them. We'll explain later. Don turns down a fat offer to stay at Sterling Cooper, and Joan's not mean -- just direct. Very, very direct.

09.12.2007
09.17.2007
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1-8
Recap

The Dark Side Of The Closet

The Hobo Code - Salvatore gets some real depth this week, as a male traveling salesman offers to do the horizontal mambo with him, but he fearfully declines. Peggy's Bel Jolie campaign makes her a big hit around the office with everyone but Pete, the person she sadly cares most about. And we get some very interesting insights into Don's past, and might well be saying goodbye to Midge forever.

09.05.2007
09.10.2007
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1-7
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Tit For Splat

Red In The Face - Roger gets hammered and makes a pass at Betty, so Don gets his revenge by setting him up to hurl right at some clients' feet, literally. Also, Betty clocks Helen in Aisle Five, and Pete shows just how together he us by making love to a shotgun.

08.29.2007
09.03.2007
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Where Have You Gone, Dick Whitman?

Babylon - That's Don's original name, which makes us wonder why he changed it. Is he Jewish, as the theme of the episode might suggest? Whether he is or not, Jewish themes are the central focus of the episode. In other news, Peggy's movin' on up, and Joan and Roger know each other in the Biblical sense.

08.22.2007
08.28.2007
B

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1-5
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Good Night and Good Luck

5G - That's basically what Don wishes his long-lost brother.

08.16.2007
08.18.2007
B+

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Recap

Here's a Question For You

New Amsterdam - If a seven-year-old boy asked you for some of your hair, would you give it to him? If you said no, you're not Betty.

08.09.2007
08.11.2007
B

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Love And Marriage

Marriage Of Figaro - ...go together like oil and water, if this episode is to be believed.

08.01.2007
08.04.2007
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1-2
Recap

It's A Man's World

Ladies Room - And Peggy has to decide whether to live in it. Also, Betty goes to see a shrink, while Don goes to see Midge. Again.

07.25.2007
07.28.2007
B+

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1-1
Recap

A Lucky Strike

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - In the pilot, Don flails about trying to come up with a new ad campaign for Lucky Strike, but finds inspiration at the very last moment.

07.18.2007
07.21.2007
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