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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Don gets courted by another ad agency. They go to extreme lengths in order to secure an offer with him. They hire his wife as a model. Don didn’t like that approach, and as soon as he sees the pictures, he knows that they were just pulling Betty’s leg. He accepts an offer from Sterling-Cooper.
This didn’t really help Betty. She was feeling better when she was working, but now she goes back to being a housewife. Don reveals that he never really had a mother. He wish his mother would have been as good as a mother as Betty.
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Don meets Jim Hobart from a prestigious ad firm at a Broadway play. Jim just happens to meet Don. He’s out with his wife. He’s courting Don. He asks Betty to pose for an ad. They are all at a show. Jim wants Don to come work for him.
Don dismisses Jim’s proposal for Betty posing for a Coca-Cola ad. Betty tells Francine that she used to model in Manhattan. She shows her the dresses.
Don gets a package from McKaan-Ericksson. Jim makes him an offer, a three year contract.
Betty is in therapy. She tells the story of how she met Don. He was just a copy writer at a fur shop. She was modeling a fur coat, and had to give it back to him. He noticed how much she didn’t want to do that. He asked her out. She refused. Three weeks later, the fur coat arrived at her place. A few weeks later they were engaged. She got pregnant and moved out to the suburbs.
Her mother always told her off for eating too much. She never ate much. Then she became a model. Her mother hated that. The therapist says that she hated her mother. Betty doesn’t like hearing this.
The Nixon campaign is in trouble. Kennedy just did a commercial with Jackie O speaking in Spanish to drum up the vote. Don is worried. He thinks that
Don comes home. Betty tells him that she wants to model again. Betty’s made up her mind and Don can’t stop her from doing what she wants to do.
Peggy tears her skirt. Joan helps her out.
Roger comes to see Don. Roger thinks that he’s about to lose Don. Roger knows about the offer from Jim. He comes into the office with a set of golf clubs. They are for Don from Jim. Don tells Roger that Jim offered PanAm. Don says that he hasn’t made up his mind. Roger says that it isn’t personal.
The boys are talking about Don’s offer from Jim. Peggy walks by and they say that her figure has gone down the drain.
Betty is auditioning for the ad. She meets Ronnie, the Coca-Cola guy. Jim tells Betty that it’s just a try-out. Not a confirmed thing.
Pete comes up with a plan to buy up airtime in other states through on of their other accounts to dupe the Kennedy campaign.
Betty gets the part. They have sex in the living room. The next day, Betty is posing for the Coca-Cola chute. Her kids are transfixed by the carrier pigeons of their neighbor. Their dog kills one of the pigeons. The neighbor says that if he sees the dog in his yard again, he will shoot it.
The kids didn’t say anything about the pigeon and the dog Polly. That night, the girl has nightmares.
The next day, Cooper comes barging in. He’s extremely happy. He congratulates Pete for coming up with the idea. By buying up the remaining airtime for the laxative account, Kennedy has to go to the radio in those states. Nixon has airtime in those states. It was a great idea.
Pete is making a pass at his secretary Hilde. She doesn’t appreciate it. Don gets photos of Betty’s photo chute. This made Don decide to stay with Sterling-Cooper. Don tells Roger that he is going to stay on for 45K$ a year without a contract. Don says that if he ever leaves this place, it won’t be for advertising.
Don gives Jim a call. Don knows that Jim only arranged the Coca-Cola deal to get Don into his firm.
Joan and Peggy have a discussion about her future. Peggy realizes that Joan is trying to help her, but she doesn’t really need it. She knows that she is being considered for another account.
Betty is told that she isn’t going to move on with the campaign to London. She is told that it had nothing to do with her.
Pete punches out Ken for constantly making disparaging comments about Peggy. As they fight, Roger and Don leave, they pretend that nothing is going on. It’s a perfect scene. The fight goes on in the background.
Betty tells Don that she doesn’t want to work anymore. Don tells her that she’s got a job as being the mother of their children, and she’s the best in the world at it. More than anything, he would have given the world to have a mother like her.
During the last few scenes, Betty is back being the homemaker. She hears the pigeons outside again. She goes to see them and shoots at them with her son’s BB gun. The neighbor is going mad.
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