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The Milk and Honey Route 

Don is stuck in Oklahoma after his car breaks down. Betty discovers that she is not in good health. Pete gets an unexpected job offer that could enable him to get his life with Trudy and his daughter back.

Director:

Matthew Weiner

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Carly Wray | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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

After leaving Racine, Don decides not to return to New York, but rather drive around the country and Sally is one of the few people he has let know. He ends up getting stranded in Ava, Oklahoma with car troubles. As he waits for his car to get fixed, he gets to know Del and Sharon, the owners of the motel where he is staying, and Andy, the motel's young housekeeper. All three and Del's closest group of friends affect Don's life in different ways. Don, in turn, ends up affecting Andy's life in more ways than one. With Don AWOL, Jim Hobart has called in Duck Phillips to find a replacement. Running into Pete at the McCann offices, Duck thinks he has a mutually beneficial arrangement for Pete. Pete ends up humoring Duck partly out of a sense of owing him a favor, not wanting Jim even to know that he and Duck talked. But as Pete goes through the process, Trudy gets peripherally involved, which makes Pete think not only about what he is doing with Duck, but what he wants in his personal ... 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:

10 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

On "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Jon Hamm's character lists Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain as one of his favorite books. In this episode, Don Draper has the same book among the paperbacks in his motel room for reading material. See more »

Goofs

When Don pushes the young male hotel worker on the bed, there is one quick shot that includes the paper bag that held a bottle under his hand. It is missing in every other shot while Don reprimands and advises him; the reason is it fell onto the floor next to the bed, in a spot hidden from the camera. See more »

Quotes

Betty Francis: [narrated via her letter to Sally] Sally, I always worried about you because you always marched to the beat of your own drum. But now I know that's good. I know your life will be an adventure. I love you. Mom.
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Harbor Lights
(uncredited)
Music by Will Grosz
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Performed by The Platters
The song is playing in the background as Don fixes Sharon's typewriter
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Oklahoma

Don broke down in Alva Oklahoma not Ava. The door on the tow truck said Alva. It is a town in NW Oklahoma.


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