For some reason I stopped watching the show after the 5th episode. Since the show has been renewed for a second season, and that second season premiered last Sunday, I felt obligated to watch the entire run. Well actually, I had planned on doing so. There are a couple of shows like that I haven’t yet had the time to watch, like the last season of the 4400, second season of Big Love.
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This episode starts slowly, but towards the end, the shit truly hits the fan. Roger has health problems and it pushes Don into Rachel’s arms once again. Midge is no longer in the picture, and he can’t find solace in the arms of his wife.
Cooper has to act fast so that they don’t lose any clients. He calls Joan to the office in the middle of the night.
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Grandpa and Aunt Gloria are visiting. Betty doesn’t like Gloria, she’s her mother’s replacement. Betty excuses Don so that she can bitch about her. They are going to the beach for a long weekend. Don has got to go to the office.
They compare Kennedy and Nixon’s adverts. Nixon’s looks bad. Kennedy has got a nice jingle. Roger says that Kennedy is a womanizer. Roger wants a critical ad so that they can get at the people still on the fence.
Roger wants to take Joan out. His wife and daughter are gone for the weekend. Joan says that she will call him later. She kind of brushes his advances off.
Don presents his ideas for the Menken account. They plan to make a tea room. It will take away 30% of the ground floor. It will take 3 months of construction. Menken decides to go ahead with the plans. Rachel says that her father doesn’t like him. He better not screw this up. When he leaves, Menken Sr says that this place reminds him of a Tsarist ministry. No matter what the decision, you don’t feel it was yours. Menken Sr likes Don. He finds him a little dashing for his tastes. It makes her smirk a little.
Carol comes by to see Joan. Carol lost her job while she was covering for her boss.
Pete tells Don that they lost the Dr. Scholls account. Actually Pete lost the account. Don doesn’t say anything to Pete, but he throws his desk paraphernalia all over the place. Pete enjoyed telling him that it was a creative problem. Don knows that he didn’t lose the account.
Message received… And forgotten.
The day you sign a client is the day you lose the client.
A saying that Roger and Dan repeat like a mantra
When God closes a door, he opens a dress.
Roger to Dan
Pete tries to talk with Peggy, but she doesn’t give a shit about him. She is being curt and professional. She doesn’t know if he’s going to be nice or cruel.
The boys are chatting up the girls who are going for a casting call. They quickly leave when Roger and Don arrive. Ken was making weird come-on lines. He just looks like an ass. They are all twins. Roger invites a pair up to his office to drink.
Don wants to leave, but Roger won’t let him. One of the twins dances with Don.
Carol and Joan are getting ready to go out. Carol is infatuated with Joan. She tells Joan that she loves her. Carol followed Joan since college.
Roger is riding one of the twins on her back. He falls over. Eleanor tries to kiss Don, but he doesn’t really care for her. He leaves. Eleanor follows him. She wants him to wait for Mirabel.
Roger talks to Mirabel about his daughter.
I want to suck your blood like Dracula.
Roger to Mirabel
Joan and Carol come back with two ugly blokes to their apartment. They fool around.
Eleanor knows that Don is married. She wants him to tell her what to do. Don isn’t interested. They hear Mirabel calling them. Roger had a heart attack. Don makes the girls leave and has them call an ambulance. Don has to slap Roger hard to stop calling out Mirabel’s name. He tells him that his wife’s name is Mona.
Roger isn’t doing well in the hospital. The doctors don’t have a great prognosis for him. His face is ashen. Mona and Margaret arrive.
During the night, Joan arrives at the office with her friend. She got a message from Cooper. Roger had a heart-attack. He survived. Cooper has her send telegrams to all of their clients.
Don tells Betty that Roger had a heart-attack. Betty starts to bitch about Gloria. Don and Pete see a commercial from the Kennedy campaign saying that Nixon has no experience. They use cut footage from Eisenhower to prove their point.
Don goes to see Rachel. Don tries kiss Rachel. He tells her a story about death. He asks her to sit next to him. He kisses her again. Rachel wants him to go to his wife instead. They continue to fool around. Don makes sure that Rachel wants this before continuing.
Cooper tells Joan not to waste her youth on age.
Don tells Rachel that his mother was a prostitute. When she died, they brought him to be with his father and his wife. He died when he was 10, kicked in the face by a horse. She took another man and was raised by them.
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