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The Inheritance 

Don and Betty try to keep up appearances as they go to Betty's parents after her dad has a stroke. Peter has a long-dreaded meeting with his mother before he and Kinsey leave for a convention in Los Angeles.

Director:

Andrew Bernstein

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Lisa Albert | 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 Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Holloway
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Darby Stanchfield ... Helen Bishop
Eric Ladin ... William Hofstadt
Rich Hutchman ... Bud Campbell
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Storyline

The talk around the office is the business trip that Pete and Paul are going on to Los Angeles to a aeronautics convention in the hopes of gaining contracts from the emerging aerospace industry. For Paul, this trip is a good excuse not to accompany Sheila to Mississippi where she hoped he would assist her in a civil rights campaign. Family fronts are not going as well. Pete and Trudy are still arguing about their lack of progeny, Trudy wants to adopt. With the other generation, Pete is finding it difficult to relate to his mother, who still is not aware of her new poor financial situation. With the Drapers, Betty's father, Gene, has suffered a mild stroke which brings Don and Betty temporarily back together as Betty needs Don's support in visiting with her family. Although the Hofstadt family outwardly does not want to discuss the seriousness of the situation, it looks like Gene is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Back home, away from Gene and Gloria's, Betty still does not allow ... 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:

5 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the characters are on the plane at the end, the song playing is the 1962 space-age instrumental called Telstar (named after the AT&T communications satellite) by the music group The Tornados. See more »

Goofs

In a scene set in 1962, Glen carries a blue Pan Am flight bag bearing a Pan Am logo that was only introduced in the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Pete Campbell: I don't know if I could love a child that's not even related to me.
Trudy Campbell: We're not related by blood, and you love me.
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Connections

References Rope (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Telstar
(uncredited)
by The Tornados
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Casting?
15 July 2019 | by arclinecreativeSee all my reviews

Gosh, Betty Draper's brother looks just like her....not! Great show, but casting? Wow.


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