Mad Men (2007–2015)
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The Forecast 

Don decides to sell his apartment, Joan stumbles into a relationship while on a trip to Los Angeles, Glen tells Betty and Sally that he is going to Vietnam, and a copywriter gets in trouble for his rude behavior to a client.

Director:

Jennifer Getzinger

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Jonathan Igla | 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
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
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
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo (credit only)
Mason Vale Cotton ... Bobby Draper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Bruce Greenwood ... Richard Burghoff
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Storyline

Don has several opportunities to reflect on the state of his life and his future. First, he's in the process of selling his apartment. Melanie, his real estate agent, tells him what the state of his apartment displays to the outside world. Second, he's asked by Roger to prepare some materials for a McCann retreat that Roger is attending in the Bahamas, those materials which is to include a look into Sterling Cooper's future. That reflection is influenced by unofficial discussions he has on the issue with among others Peggy and Ted. Third, he has dinner with Sally and a group of her friends, before they are heading off on a summer educational tour. Sally opens up to Don about her feelings toward their family based in part on that dinner. And fourth, he gets caught up in some internal strife on those working on the Peter Pan cookie account, those people being Peggy, Pete, Mathis and Ed. Meanwhile, Betty learns that Sally has maintained a friendship over all these years with Glen Bishop,... 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:

19 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Richard communicates to Joan that the fact that she has a young child doesn't fit into his retirement plans, and then later in the episode Joan tells him, "I thought about it and I'm sending my son away." Richard's reaction is an incredulous "what?!," and Joan continues, "no, I thought about what you said and I like you, too. And if I have to choose between you and my son, I choose you." Richard's response is to backtrack by saying, "that's not what I said," and Joan scolds him by saying, "that's exactly what you said." Richard's conciliatory reaction is, "well, I thought about it and I want to be a part of your life and your little boy, too." Some viewers were confused by this exchange and assumed that Joan was being serious when she offered to send her (four-year-old) son away. However, on the DVD commentary track for this episode, showrunner Matthew Weiner clarifies that Joan is absolutely being sarcastic when she says this, and furthermore, when he first heard that some posters on the internet couldn't discern that, he was very surprised. Weiner says that given Joan's tone and the context of the conversation, he had a hard time believing that anyone could watch that scene and not understand that Joan was being sarcastic. See more »

Goofs

Glen Bishop said he attended "Purchase" as a freshman. SUNY Purchase had continuing education classes beginning in 1968, but did not have matriculating students until it accepted transfer juniors in 1971. Purchase did not accept matriculating freshmen until 1972, so Glen could not have been a freshman. See more »

Quotes

Sally Draper: You know what I'm going to write down for my dream? I'm going to get on a bus and get away from you and mom and hopefully become a different person than you two.
Don Draper: Hey! I'm your father. And you may not want to listen to this, but you are like your mother and me. You're going to find that out. You're a very beautiful girl. It's up to you to be more than that.
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Connections

Features Harlow (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(uncredited)
Written by Ewan MacColl
Performed by Roberta Flack
Played over the end credits
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i was afraid..
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.

The Forecast

The reunion of old characters whose tracks have always been unexplored and kept under shades comes back and offers an adequate response to all the left questions while back in the office, it seemed like a monday.


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