Mad Men (2007–2015)
5 user 7 critic

Out of Town 

Don accidentally learns a secret about Salvatore during a business trip to Baltimore. Back at the office, the firings continue, but the new management appoints Peter and Ken as new co-heads of accounts.


Phil Abraham


Matthew Weiner (created by), Matthew Weiner | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Ryan Cartwright ... John Hooker


Don and Betty are back together in martial bliss as they await the birth of their next child. Don is daydreaming about an ominous view of his own birth, which may be a sign about Betty's pregnancy. At Sterling Cooper, financial officer Layne Price from the parent British office and his personal secretary John Hooker have been brought in to do some housecleaning. The British way of doing business is foreign to most of those at Sterling Cooper. One-third of the staff is being let go, including Head of Accounts, Burt Peterson. In Burt's old position, Layne installs Pete, much to his relief and excitement. But his excitement is short lived when he learns he will be sharing the job with Ken. They are told in coded language that one of the two will emerge as the sole person in the position based on performance. Also because of Burt's dismissal, Don and Sal are sent to Baltimore in his place to meet with their London Fog account contacts. While in Baltimore, they, masquerading as "Bill" and ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

16 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of Town See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


IMDBs average user rating for this season is 8.5 See more »


When Roger brings cigars and Stoli to Don's office, and is joined consecutively by Pete and Bert, the last asks for brandy, while the others are having Stoli. Pete pours the brandy, but in the close-up Bert is holding a Stoli and Pete has the brandy. See more »


Lane Pryce: London Fog. How ludicrous.
Don Draper: Really. I have one.
Bertram Cooper: So do I.
Lane Pryce: No, of course. It's just the name. There is no fog in London. There is no London fog.
Bertram Cooper: Are you sure about that?
Lane Pryce: Quite. Never was. It was the coal dust from the industrial era. Charles Dickens and whatnot.
See more »


Betty Home and Sally's Story
Written by David Carbonara
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Incredible Season Premier!
16 August 2009 | by hoarnbSee all my reviews

Once again Mathew Weiner and company have hit one out of the park! The series continues to operate in its minimalistic but eloquent dialogue while speaking loudly in subtleties of body language, innuendo and facial expressions. Once again the sets, costuming, lighting, and props are spectacular. The acting continues to be superb across the board and the character development is being ramped up to ever greater heights of angst, sexual tension, cut throat dog eat dog business machinations and deliciously layered office politics with the British element of the new partners in Sterling Cooper adding a dazzling new element and culturally detached chemistry that both confuses, and adds gigantic, mesmerizing plot twisting possibilities to the show going forward! I have left out specific details so as not to create a spoiler in the plot, needless to say fans of season one and two will have already viewed this season premier. Newbies do yourself a favor and make a commitment to this series, you will NOT be disappointed!

15 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed