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Person to Person 

Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan.

Director:

Matthew Weiner

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
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper (credit only)
Kevin Rahm ... Ted Chaough (credit only)
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Mason Vale Cotton ... Bobby Draper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell
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Storyline

Many from Sterling Cooper are still evaluating their new lives at McCann Erickson and deciding if there is a future for them there. Roger makes two decisions in his personal life, one relating to his legacy. Pete has decided to start a new life with Trudy and Tammy in Wichita by taking the lucrative Lear Jet job. Peggy believes she's settling into her new McCann Erickson life, despite not finding the environment as easy to maneuver within as it was at Sterling Cooper. Peggy's professional path takes a possible turn with an offer by Joan, who seizes upon an opportunity initiated by Ken to reinvent her professional self. That new professional life may be at odds with Joan's personal life with Richard. What Peggy decides to do professionally may be influenced by a personal revelation that blindsides her. And Don is still traveling the country in his post-McCann retirement life. While doing some speed driving on the Bonneville Salt Flats, he finds out about Betty's terminal lung cancer ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

Although it's never named, the retreat where Don ends up in California is modeled after the Esalen Institute in Big Sur. See more »

Goofs

During a brief (3-minute) phone conversation with Peggy, Don's watch advances more than 15 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Olson: I just wanted to say that I'm very happy for you. And everyone's gonna miss you who doesn't hate you for getting that big job.
Pete Campbell: Ah, you're doing fine. Keep it up, you'll be a creative director by 1980.
Peggy Olson: God, that sounds like a long time.
Pete Campbell: I'm telling you, it will happen. They just have to get used to the idea. Someday, people are going to brag that they worked with you.
Peggy Olson: [flustered] What am I supposed to say to that?
Pete Campbell: I don't know. No one's ever said it to me.
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Connections

Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Kidnaps Gretchen! (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

A Beautiful Mine
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Composed by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
Series theme music performed over opening titles
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It's the Real Thing
14 November 2018 | by dkwestbrookSee all my reviews

What can possibly be said about the ending of Mad Men that hasn't already be said? This episode is absolutely perfect and it's the beautiful and bittersweet ending this incredible series deserves. "Person to Person" is true to the series that preceded it, paying respect to the previous 91 episodes, while also being as unpredictable and subversive as Mad Men always has been.

"Person to Person" is an ending that understands everything that made Mad Men great. The structure of this episode is similar to The Sopranos finale (a series that Matthew Weiner wrote on), focusing on the characters beginning a new chapter in their lives and ending with an ambiguous final scene that leaves it to the audience to decide exactly what happened. And while I thought The Sopranos finale was very good, Mad Men perfects this formula and this episode is amazing.

"Person to Person" is one of the greatest series finales of all time, and it's only fitting that it belongs to one of the greatest TV series of all time.


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Release Date:

17 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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