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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Duck wants to land the Kodak account. Don is busy trying to come up with ideas. Kodak came up with a wheel that holds slides for a projector. It’s quite novel. Don makes an incredible presentation to the Kodak guys. He said that the wheel is a time machine, to go to the moments that we love. He filled the slides with photos from his family. His wife, his children and precious moments are featured.
It’s really moving, so moving that one of his own guys has to run away because he’s got tears in his eyes. The Kodak guys are astounded by this presentation. Don calls the wheel a carousel.
Peggy gets her own office and a raise. She’s promoted to junior copywriter and gets her first account, the Clearasil account that Pete just brought in.
Rachel has left for a cruise.
Pete steals the box that Adam sent his half-brother Don from Don’s office.
Don really loves his family, but like most high-powered business types, he seeks solace in the arms of other women, even though his wife is incredibly horny. Betty admitted as much earlier in the series. She thinks about sex a lot.
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Pete is at home with his in-laws. His father-in-law Tom tells him to take his focus off his work.
Don doesn’t want to go to Thanksgiving at Betty’s family. He says that he’s got a lot of accounts due next week. Betty thinks that he just doesn’t want to go.
Harry tells his wife Jennifer that he’s sleeping at a mate’s place. She won’t let him come home. He must have told her he slept with Hilde. He tells her that he will quite if she will let him come home. Harry is actually at the office.
Menken phoned Cooper. He told him that Rachel has gone on a cruise. She’s unavailable. Cooper wants him to stop screwing around. Don’t mix pleasure with business.
Francine comes to see Betty. She’s in a state. Her phonebill was 18$. She called one. A woman answered. She pretended that she called from her husband’s office. He’s having an affair. Francine discovered that he spends 2 nights a week at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Francine thought that Betty would know what to do. Betty has no clue. Francine is embarrassed. Betty’s kids arrive.
Francine gives Betty an idea. She takes the phone bill.
Duck starts the job. There is a change in the air.
Some girls are auditioning for Peggy’s product. Peggy gets to decide who she wants to do the radio spot.
Pete is in bed with Trudi. She gets up to put on a contraceptive or to leave. Pete says that he can’t provide for a child on what he makes. Trudi says that he can’t worry about that. They continue to fool around.
Betty is waiting for Don when he comes home. She’s discovered something about him. She asks him to sit with her. She tells him that Francine discovered that her husband is having an affair. She doesn’t tell him about anything else.
Duck tells Don about the Kodak account. They came up with a wheel to hold slides.
Peggy isn’t happy with Annie’s initial performance. Ken helps her with some direction. Peggy isn’t happy. She fires her. She sends Kenny to console her. Aftewards, she wants him to call Rita, who was his choice for the spot.
Don is looking at his family photos. He tries to give a call to his brother. He learns that his brother is dead. He committed suicide. He left the building a bunch of money, it went to the city. It was in the NY Post.
That night, Betty opens the phone bill. Don isn’t there. She phones a number. A man picks up. She learns that Don has been speaking to Dr. Wayne. She hangs up.
Don’s sleeping at the office. He finds Harry there as well. Don wants to know the benefit of the Kodak slide projector. Harry says that he took pictures of it. Harry is a photographer. He took a whole series of handprints on glass. He’s in his undies. He tells Don that he always was fascinated by the cave paintings at Lascaux. He enjoyed the handprints. He always thought that the hands were reaching through the glass.
Betty sees Glen waiting in a car at the bank. Betty tells him that she can’t talk to anyone. It’s so horrible. She’s so sad.
Pete tells Don that he brought in the Clearasil account. He got the bonus that Duck promised. Cooper gave Pete a book by Ayn Rand.
Betty goes to see her therapist. She talks about Thanksgiving and Gloria. She also talks about how her husband is unfaithful. She says that her brother spanks his unruly children. She knows that he stays in hotel rooms, she can smell perfume on him. She says that Don doesn’t know what family is. It makes her feel sorry for him. She should be angry. She gets up and starts to smoke.
Don heads up the meeting with the Kodak people. He talks about nostalgia and bonds that people have with products. He shows them slides from his family. He says that the device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backward and forwards. It takes you to a place where you ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called a carousel. It lets you travel the way that a child travels. It lets you travel around and around to a place that you love.
It’s an incredible presentation. Harry has to excuse himself. He’s crying.
Duck tells Don that the Kodak called from the lobby and canceled their other meeting. They landed the Kodak account.
Don has got an idea on how to sell Clearasil. He wants to put Peggy on writing team. Pete isn’t happy about this. Don makes Peggy a junior copywriter. Her first account is to make the Clearasil account.
Peggy is shown to her new office. She’s sharing the office. Peggy doesn’t feel well. She goes to the hospital. She’s got a tummy ache. She learns that she’s pregnant. She has spasms in her abdomen. She needs a wheelchair.
Pete comes home and finds his in-laws waiting for him. He has to lie down.
Peggy gave birth. She doesn’t want the child. It’s a boy.
Don comes home. He tells Betty that he is coming with her to her parents. She’s happy. It was just a dream. Don comes home and finds his house empty. His family has left to for Thanksgiving.
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