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Signal 30 

While Lane needs some help closing with a potential new client, Peter begins to crack under the pressure of both his home life and work life.

Director:

John Slattery

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Frank Pierson | 1 more credit »
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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
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane (credit only)
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo (credit only)
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
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Storyline

Lane is trying to break ties with his homeland. That doesn't stop Rebecca from making friends for her and Lane with the Bakers, compatriots from England. Lane does however feel that he can take advantage of this friendship with Edwin Baker by bringing his company's business, Jaguar, into SCDP, as Jaguar is trying to enter the US market. Despite being the sole Brit in the office and thus the logical choice in his own mind to deal with a fellow Brit, Lane has no experience in account management. The process of Lane learning how to become an account manager and him being the reason SCDP gets Jaguar's almost seemingly surefire account makes Lane evaluate his professional life. Meanwhile, Pete is feeling restless in his marriage, one result from which is eying a high school senior in his driver's education class. Life at work is different as he feels he is gaining more power in the office. A small measure of that office power is being able to convince a reluctant Don and Megan to attend a ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The episode takes its title from the traffic safety film that Pete is watching in his drivers education class. See more »

Goofs

When Roger is in the bathtub tripping on acid he says he can see the 1919 World Series as if he is there. He describes the cars he sees as Model T, Model A, Model T. But the Model A did not come out until 1927. See more »

Quotes

Roger Sterling: I don't know about you two, but I had Lane.
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Connections

Features Signal 30 (1959) See more »

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A Beautiful Mine
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Written by RJD2 (as RJD2)
Performed by RJD2 (as RJD2)
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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