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Time & Life 

The partners discover that the firm is losing its independence and there's nothing they can do about it. Peggy is not sure if she wants to come along. Meanwhile, Pete and Trudy have trouble getting their daughter into private school.

Director:

Jared Harris

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Erin Levy | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Francis (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper (credit only)
Kevin Rahm ... Ted Chaough
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Mason Vale Cotton ... Bobby Draper (credit only)
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
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Storyline

While working on an account with Stan that involves children, Peggy muses about how terrible a mother she would be. Trudy is facing a difficult time getting Tammy into the pre-school she wants - a school at which a Campbell has attended for as long as Pete can remember - and as such, Pete decides to help Trudy smooth the waters with the school's administration to get Tammy a placement there. These and other personal issues take a back seat when a crisis occurs at Sterling Cooper from what looked to be a simple but devastating clerical oversight. It was not an oversight, but rather a calculated move. The Sterling Cooper partners want the crisis placed under wraps from the staff until they decide how best to handle it. Through the worries of the partners, Don believes he has stumbled onto a solution, which may take some maneuvering to achieve. One of those more difficult manoeuvrings entails getting Ken on side, he who still has hard feelings about being let go by Roger. As they deal ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jared Harris, who played the role of Lane Pryce, makes his directorial debut on this episode See more »

Goofs

When Don and Roger are in the bar, Roger tosses a folded bill onto the counter top to pay the check. Roger and Don keep talking and between different camera angles, the bill changes orientation from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: I don't hate kids.
Stan Rizzo: Look, you got to a certain point in your life and it didn't happen. I understand you're angry about it, but you've got a lot of other things.
Peggy Olson: Don't do that.
Stan Rizzo: I mean it. You couldn't have done all you've done otherwise.
Peggy Olson: I guess that's the secret to your spectacular career? The fact that you don't have kids?
Stan Rizzo: Not that I know of!
Peggy Olson: That's funny to you. Because it wouldn't matter if you did. You can walk away.
Stan Rizzo: I would never do that.
Peggy Olson: But you may not even know. That's what you said. ...
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Connections

References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Burns A Hole In My Pocket
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Performed by Dean Martin
[Played over the closing credits]
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4 August 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Mad Men

Mad Men; one of the most acclaimed series by critics, loved by the fans and buzzed at the award shows, is a character driven series created by Matthew Weiner depicting the inner world of an ad agencies set in '60s in New York. The writing is sharp, elaborative, adaptive and exquisite that keeps the audience tangled in its not-so-likable and faulty world on the edge of their seat.

It is rich on technical aspects like projecting the chemistry among the characters, stunning cinematography, beautiful camera work, references mentioned in the conversations and the classic tone of the series that makes it supremely watchable.

The primary reason why the series stands alone is not only its nature to work in a metaphorical way but to weave out a poem from the sequence, is the genuine soul behind it that attains a certain closure in each episode. The performance objective is score majestically by the cast especially by the protagonist Jon Hamm who is supported convincingly by the cast like Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones and John Slattery.

The practical conversations, the whistle-blowing dialogues, three-dimensional characters, excellent execution, finely detailed set-pieces, alluring costume design are the high points of the series that helps it enter the major league.

Season 07

The final act is powerful, poignant and offers a cathartic release to the viewers where the only game-changing and ground-breaking highlight is Hamm at the heart of it, who is achingly good and the makers too have wisely offered him enough range and space for him to flaunt his talent on screen.

Time & Life

Leaving the firm in a vulnerable state, the employees writhes in fear and the partners are struggling to survive giving their all in as a team which was utterly pleasing to encounter and to top it off, Hamm's performance is stellar.


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