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Dark Shadows 

A depressed Betty tries to make things uncomfortable for Don and Megan, Roger tries to take out some secret weapons for a meeting with a prospective Jewish client, and Don makes a snap judgment that angers the creative department.

Director:

Scott Hornbacher

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Erin Levy
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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
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce (credit only)
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Peyton List ... Jane Sterling
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Storyline

Betty is going to Weight Watchers to deal with her weight issue. Whether she wants to admit it or not, she is aware that her envy of Megan is part of her unhappiness and associated eating and weight gain. After an incident with Megan (of which Megan herself is unaware), Betty decides to use Sally as a pawn, which places Sally, Don and Megan in the middle of Betty's game, of which only Don seems aware. At the office, Roger is hustling for the Manischewitz wine account to show that he, beyond financing the company, is still useful in a day-to-day sense, and to show that Pete, who has lined up a potential major New York Times article featuring SCDP, is not the SCDP wunderkind he makes himself out to be. Roger's plan, the creatives for which he plans to pawn off as his own to the clients, includes the use of both Jane and Ginsberg, which doesn't sit well with Peggy or ultimately with Jane. And Don decides to go back into the creative realm, coming up with an idea at a brainstorming ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The line "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" that Ginsburg quotes is from the poem 'Ozymandias' by Percy Bysshe Shelley. And as suggested by the character Stan Rizzo, he is missing the thrust of the meaning. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of this episode, Don Draper is seen checking colour proofs of ads. However, digital proofs of the kind were most definitely not available in 1966. He should have been looking at Cromalin or Geva analog proofs. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: Am I the only one who can work and drink at the same time?
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Connections

References Dark Shadows (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

A Beautiful Mine
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Written by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
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work and drink at the same time..
2 August 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee 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 05

The fifth act wisely doesn't rely upon any out-of-topic one's usual project or case and instead is tangled enough in its office politics and personal morale conflicts to depict any of the outer world dilemmas which makes it probably the smoothest act of all if not smarter.

Dark Shadows

The plot is chewed off way too much for it to create any anticipated impact and the energy too wears off not in a good or mild way but different than its usual tone which is an uneven state for the audience to blend in.


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