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The Grown Ups
Ken is promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of Account Services. John F. Kennedy's assassination rocks the Sterling Cooper offices and makes Betty question everything. Betty meets with Henry again.
Don has to fly to Italy for Conrad Hilton and Betty opts to join him. Pete's night of passion with the neighbor's nanny does not go unnoticed. Henry gives Betty a kiss, but that's as far as their illicit relationship progresses for now. After their splendid time in Rome, Betty hates her life more than ever.
Don and Betty visit Sally's school for a conference about their daughter's recent bad behavior. Pete, reviewing his client Admiral's generally flat sales figures with Paul, concludes that the television set manufacturer is popular with African Americans. Pete takes a call from "Uncle Herman," who turns out to be Duck Phillips. Duck invites Pete to lunch. That evening, Sally's teacher calls the Draper home and apologizes to Don for the morning's conference. Don ends the call when Betty announces she's going into labor. In the waiting room, Don meets Dennis, a Sing Sing prison guard and first-time father. The two men talk about fatherhood and prison life. Betty has a dream about a summer day and another dream about her father mopping blood. Betty wakes up holding her baby boy named Eugene. Pete arrives for lunch with Duck to find that Peggy is also invited. Duck offers both of them jobs, but Pete gets up to leave. The next day, Pete stuns two Admiral television representatives by proposing commercials featuring white and black actors. Peggy tells Don she wants a raise in pay equal to the men. Roger and Cooper chew out Pete for upsetting Admiral, but Lane observes that as a newcomer to the United States, he senses changing attitudes regarding race and perhaps Sterling Cooper should capitalize on this.
Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency
Lane announces that two executives from London will arrive the following day, coincidentally Joan's last at Sterling Cooper. Everyone will have to work on July 3rd, originally a holiday. Cooper's speculation that Don will be offered a position in London turns out to be wildly false, as it is revealed that Lane will be the one moving - to India. Sally has problems with new baby Gene. Greg tells Joan that he did not get the surgery position so she will need to keep working. Guy unveils a chart detailing the agency's "slight" reorganization. He will head a triumvirate that also includes Don and Cooper. Don meets with Conrad Hilton. At Joan's party, a tipsy Smitty takes Ken's John Deere mower for a spin but Lois runs over Guy's foot.
Love Among the Ruins
A prospective account, Patio Cola wants a campaign with a similar look to "Bye Bye Birdie", but Peggy questions whether this is the best way to target female consumers. Pete brings representatives of Madison Square Garden into Sterling Cooper but the results are not ideal, leaving Don to mop things up later. Betty is preoccupied with her father and wants him to visit for a few days. Roger's daughter tells him that she does not want Jane at her wedding. Betty's father, Gene, arrives at the Draper home with her brother, William, and his family. William proposes putting Gene into a nursing home, and Betty accuses William of going after their dad's house. At her apartment, Peggy brushes her hair into a flip and mimics Ann-Margret's rendition of "Bye Bye Birdie" in front of a mirror. When Don arrives home, he pulls William aside and delivers an ultimatum. William will support his father financially, and Gene will live with Don and Betty. Gene's house will remain untouched. William acquiesces. At a bar, Peggy meets a Brooklyn College engineering student and they go to his apartment together. Betty and Don discover Betty's father pouring out booze in the middle of the night. At her school, Sally takes part in a Maypole dance celebrating springtime and renewal.
Seven Twenty Three
Peggy makes a strong move and sleeps with Duck. A little nighttime fun with a couple drifters leaves Don adrift. Roger, Cooper and Lane pressure Don to sign a contract to secure the Hilton account. Betty and Henry continue their flirtation.
The Gypsy and the Hobo
Betty looks for advice on how to deal with Don's secret past. Sterling Cooper attempts to rebrand horse meat while Roger deals with an old flame. Don comes clean to Betty about the Korean War and his real identity.
Wee Small Hours
Connie Hilton calls Don in the middle of the night and Don is more focused than ever on earning Hilton's business. As Don drives to work, he sees Sally's teacher, Suzanne Farrell, on her early morning jog and gives her a lift. Henry visits Betty and she covers up his appearance by agreeing to host an event for Rockefeller, but Henry does not attend the event. Betty confronts Henry at his office and breaks off the potential affair. Lee Garner Jr. of the Lucky Strike account comes onto Sal in the editing room, but Sal rebuffs his advances and loses his job as a result. Don visits Miss Farrell and they give into temptation.
Gene lets Sally drive while he operates the pedals. At her sister Anita's house, where her mother now lives, Peggy confides to Anita her plan to move to Manhattan. At Sterling Cooper, a college friend of Pete's named Horace touts jai alai as the sport of the future and proposes some extravagant promotions. Lane sets the agency's initial price tag at a million dollars. Gene reviews his will and funeral arrangements with Betty. The director of the Patio commercial drops out at the last minute. Don suggests that Sal replace him. At Sal's apartment, Kitty propositions her husband wearing a sheer negligee but he resists her pass at him. Don and Lane meet with Cooper and Horace Cook about his son's jai alai scheme. Bertram offers to decline the account, but Horace Senior says that his son will just turn to another agency if they do. Paul, Harry, and Ken enlist Lois to prank-call Peggy in response to the roommate ad. Over lunch with Don and Pete, Horace Junior says that he wants to become the father of jai alai in America. Don suggests he reevaluate his obsession, but Horace laughs off Don's advice as a sales technique to entice him. Sal's Patio Cola ad fails to click with the client. He agrees the spot is exactly what was ordered, but it's nevertheless a failure. A policeman arrives at the Draper home and tells them that Gene has died. Peggy delights her mother with a new television, but Mrs. Olson tells her to return it after Peggy drops the news she's moving to Manhattan.
Out of Town
While warming some milk late at night, Don slips into a remembrance of a woman delivering a stillborn baby but receiving the child of a prostitute. At Sterling Cooper, Lane Pryce, the financial officer installed by Sterling Cooper's British parent fired Burt Peterson. Later, Lane offers Pete and Ken the head of accounts position. Don and Sal fly to Baltimore. Masquerading as "Bill" and "Sam," they receive a dinner invitation from Shelly, their flirtatious stewardess. Sal calls for help with his room's air conditioner. A bellhop fixes it, and then kisses him. Seconds later, the hotel's fire alarm goes off. Don, rushing down the fire escape, passes Sal's window and sees the bellhop in his undershirt. Back at Sterling Cooper, Joan gives Hooker Burt Peterson's office.
Shut the Door
Ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe and Sterling Cooper along with it. Connie terminates his agreement with Don. Don rallies Roger and Cooper to start their own agency. Don learns of Betty's relationship with Henry. Betty leaves for Reno with Henry and baby Gene.
The Color Blue
Don starts spending the night at Miss Farrell's apartment and tries to help with her epileptic brother. Paul and Peggy compete to think of concepts for the Western Union account, but Paul's breakthrough is lost. Betty finds a key to Don's desk and discovers a box full of memento's of her husband's previous life. The new revelations are on her mind as she attends a dinner celebrating the anniversary of Sterling Cooper.
My Old Kentucky Home
Ken and Pete notify Peggy, Smitty, and Paul that new concepts are needed for the Bacardi rum account. They'll have to work all weekend to generate them while the two account heads and Harry attend a country club party Roger and Jane are throwing. Jane, dressed to the nines, runs into Joan at the office. That night at the Draper home, Sally reads to Gene. The Saturday Bacardi session goes slowly: Peggy, Paul, and Smitty sip rum for inspiration. Sally steals five dollars from Gene but Betty assumes her father is just being forgetful. Joan and Greg prepare their apartment for a Saturday night dinner party. Jeffrey arrives at Sterling Cooper to sell Paul and Smitty some joints. Olive, who has come to work to support Peggy, smells the pot and warns Peggy not to participate. At the country club, Don wanders off to an untended bar where he swaps stories with an older man. At Joan's party, Ronald's wife offers tips about marriage to a young doctor. At dinner time, Gene continues to look for his missing money and Sally finally gives it back to him. Olive frets about Peggy's marijuana smoking and its repercussions, but Peggy says she's capable of accomplishing everything. At Joan's, the conversation turns to a mishap that occurred while Greg was performing surgery. Joan plays accordion to entertain the guests. Don and Roger discuss Roger's new happiness. Sally reads to Gene again. Don and Betty embrace in the moonlight outside the club.
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