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The Suitcase 

Don deliberately delays returning an important call from California, because he knows it's bad news about Anna. Instead, he keeps himself occupied by forcing Peggy to miss her birthday dinner to pull an all-nighter with him for a client.

Director:

Jennifer Getzinger

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Matthew Weiner | 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 Francis (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Jared Harris ... Lane Pryce (credit only)
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper (credit only)
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Mark Moses ... Duck Phillips
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
Matt Long ... Joey Baird
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
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Storyline

It's May 25, 1965, the date of two milestones. First, it's the much anticipated heavyweight boxing rematch between Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay. All of the guys from the office are planning on watching the fight at the Loews movie theater, making a night out of it with dinner and drinks beforehand, with Roger and Don having work plans with the Ponds clients before the match. And second, it's Peggy's twenty-sixth birthday. She receives an initially intriguing birthday present from Duck, the present which she quickly realizes is less substantial than at first glance. But it ends up not being the greatest birthday for her when she and Don butt heads over the latest campaign for Samsonite, this argument for Peggy an extension of her recent negative feelings toward Don. But working on the campaign, which makes Peggy miss her birthday dinner with Mark (the dinner which for Mark is more important than he initially lets on) and Don miss both his work function with Roger and the fight, leads ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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This episode takes place in May 1965. See more »

Quotes

Don Draper: Peggy, I'm glad that this is an environment where you feel free to fail.
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Bleecker Street
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Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel
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I knew I was watching something special
6 June 2020 | by rons-28175See all my reviews

I still remember watching this during the original airing and during one of the commercial brakes half-way through the episode and getting this feeling that I was watching something special.

This is probably the best episode of the series, although not a fan of season 4 overall.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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