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The Arrangements 

Don has reservations about a misguided potential client who wants to sell jai alai as the "new national pastime." Meanwhile, Sal produces the "Patio" television commercial, Peggy searches for a roommate, and Betty's father passes away.

Director:

Michael Uppendahl

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Andrew Colville | 2 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 Harris
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Ryan Cutrona ... Gene Hofstadt
Eric Ladin ... William Hofstadt
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Storyline

At the Draper house, Gene is indulging his grandchildren against Don and Betty's wishes. Gene wants to discuss his death arrangements with Betty, which distresses her. And Gene's presence in general is making Don think about his own parents. But these issues with Gene and the Drapers take a major turn. Meanwhile, Peggy decides to move from Brooklyn to Manhattan, being able to do so only if she finds a roommate. She dreads telling her mother about this decision. Her roommate ad in the paper is the brunt of jokes within the office. Joan is an unexpected source of support for Peggy. With work, Pete brings in a new account, that from his college chum, Horace Cook, Jr. - HoHo to his friends. He wants to promote the sport of jai alai, and is willing to pay a large sum for its promotion. Don knows that Horace Cook, Sr. is a close friend of Bertram's and wants to make sure that Cook Sr. is aware of what his son is doing with the family money. With the Patio Cola account, Sal is a last minute ... 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:

6 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Horace Cook Jr.'s loose-leaf folder contains four Jai Alai-related items, all authentic. These include a January 1st, 1954 program from the Miami Jai Alai Fronton at N.W. 36th St. and 37th Avenue in Miami, originally sold for 15 cents, and a 1942 photo of the Jai Alai Fronton in Manila, Philippines, shot by the famous photographer and photojournalist Carl Mydans for Life Magazine. There are also two photos of Patxi, also known as Francisco Churruca, a Basque Jai Alai player who retired in 1983.

Designed by American architect Welton Becket, the Manila facility opened in 1940 and was demolished in 2000. Miami Jai Alai, built in 1926 and the world's largest Jai Alai Fronton, was still in operation as of 2014. See more »

Goofs

Grandpa Gene is rummaging through his WWI memorabilia and tells Bobby how he shot a German soldier in the head and kept his helmet as a souvenir. However, the helmet is the old style Prussian helmet (Pickelhaube) with the spike on top. These helmets were quickly found to be ineffective and by the time the US entered the war, these helmets had been replaced with steel helmets, so it's not something the German soldier would have been wearing. See more »

Quotes

Karen Ericson: Everyone on the first floor loved your humourous ad. You seem like someone I could really be friends with, not like the last girl.
Peggy Olson: [awkwardly] Well, I'm fun! And I love to have... fun.
Karen Ericson: She was always keeping her door shut, and I think you should only close your door for one reason.
Peggy Olson: What's that?
[Karen smiles and raises her eyebrows]
Peggy Olson: Oh!
Karen Ericson: I just don't get along with women like I do men, but she left to get married, so I must be some kind of good-luck charm. Do you have a steady?
Peggy Olson: No, I- I'm still ...
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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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 03

The third act of the series has a common theme of confrontation whether then it be of truth, sins, issues that helps each character swallow its own existence and accept it along with some smart business tactics and intense dramatic morale conflicts that offers a poignant yet cathartic experience.

The Arrangements

The makers advances the sub-plot further in a slick, wise and effective way that depicts key moments as it helps give an appropriate push for the turn to its characters which helps the viewers not only remember but notify them.


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