PREVIEW: AMC's THE KILLING and Season Finale of
MAD MEN on Sunday, June 10
Mad Men "The Phantom" There are opportunities
for everyone; Peter meets a stranger on a train.
New. Season Finale. Note: If you have DISH
network, AMC has moved to channel 9609 because
of a contract dispute between AMC and DISH.
*Don has a toothache; he treats it with whiskey
and won't go to a dentist because it always got
better in the past. However, he keeps seeing
visions of his dead brother (probably because of
guilt from Lane's suicide).
*Megan is disappointed that her screen test
didn't get sent around to film companies (she
paid some company). Megan's mom is still around,
wanted to be there for Easter since her husband
is an atheist. Megan's actress friend Emily
meets Megan's mom and admires her. Emily
tells Megan that she was up for a part for a
commercial for Butler shoes (which SCDP does the
ads for). Megan tells her that she doesn't think
that she can help, but she'll talk to Don. Megan
then asks Don to put HER name instead. Don is
surprised that she would want a commercial since
she is into being an artist. They argue about
it, but his tooth is hurting so he's cranky.
Megan gets very upset but pretends she's fine.
She cries in the bathroom with the shower on.
Later, she tells her mother that she doesn't
want to get out of bed because she's too sad.
Her mother tells her to stop feeling sorry for
herself. When Megan retorts, she calls her an
ungrateful little bitch.
*Megan has been getting mystery phone hang-ups.
Turns out it's Roger, trying to get Megan's
mother, Marie, on the phone. Marie pretends it's
her husband calling. Roger asks Marie to
meet him at his hotel for "conversation". She is
wary but agrees. They rush onto the bed but then
exchange witty banter. Roger tells her about
Lane's suicide, which disturbs her. He asks her
if she will take LSD with him, but she doesn't
want to take care of him. They have sex instead.
*Beth and her husband Howard run into Pete on
the train, and then Beth phones Pete to meet her
at a hotel. Pete's hairline is still receding
badly. Pete meets her, even though he
feels like an idiot. She tells him that
she has been depressed and will be getting shock
treatment - again, which surprises him. She
warns that she may not remember him and begs him
to have sex with her, so he does. He tries to
convince her that she feels better being with
him and doesn't need shock therapy. He tries to
blame Howard for controlling her. He asks her to
run away with him to L.A., but she turns him
down. She describes her depression for him and
insists that the shock treatment works. He
professes his love, but she says they don't know
*Peggy is adjusting in her new job. She gets the
new lady's cigarettes ads from Phillip Morris
*It's March. Nobody wants Lane's office.
Joan tells the other partners that they had
their best quarter ever. She will be buying new
office space in the building. Joan shows Don
that Lane left the company a death benefit of
$175,000, which just makes her feel more guilty
for turning down Lane's advances. Don is shocked
to hear it but tells Joan to give $50,000 to
Lane's widow (since Lane invested that in the
company). She suggests Don see her dentist
in the Chrysler building.
*Don brings the check to Lane's widow. She
accepts it but doesn't say much at first. Then
she yells at Don for filling Lane with ambition.
She shows him the photo of the girl in his
wallet and asks who it was, but Don doesn't
know. She yells at Don some more before he
*Trudy shows Pete the drawings for the pool they
are planning. He is not too enthusiastic about
it. Trudy yells at him for all the doom and
gloom. Pete goes to visit Beth at the hospital,
saying he's her brother. She doesn't recognize
Pete but asks him to stay and talk to her,
anyway, so he does. He talks to her about his
"friend" that is in the hospital because he
cheated on his wife. He says that his life is a
temporary bandage on a permanent wound. Pete
sees Howard on the train. Howard tries to get
him to go play hooky with him. Pete is disgusted
and reprimands him for putting his wife in the
hospital. Howard realizes Pete is the one who's
been sleeping with his wife. they get into a
fist fight. The train conductor separates them
and then Pete insults him, so he tells Pete to
get off the train in Harrison. Trudy is
horrified when Pete comes home with his face all
beat up. He lies that he fell asleep and ran the
car into a ditch. She agrees that he needs an
apartment in the city after all.
*Don comes home to find Megan literally
falling-down drunk. She is whiny, annoying and
gives him a hard time. Marie comes home,
so Don tells Megan to sleep it off. Don
then gives Marie a hard time for leaving Megan
alone. Marie tells him to nurse Megan through
this defeat and things will be fine, that she
just has an artistic temperament. Don
finally goes to the dentist, who yells at him
for not coming sooner for his absess.
Under the anesthesia, Don's dead brother talks
to him. Don begs him not to leave him.
The dentist tells Don not to smoke for 24 hours.
Don goes to the movies and sees Peggy. She hugs
him and he sits down next to her. She tells him
things are going well and they discuss her new
product. She tells him that she's going to
Virginia on a plane, which she's excited about.
He lies that Megan is doing well.
Later, Don watches Megan's screen test on a
projector while he smokes.
*The partners look at the 58th floor, where
their new offices will be. Don gets Megan the
job for Butler shoes after all.
Don walks away from the commercial filming and
goes to a bar, to the tune of "You Only Live
twice" (very cool scene).
We see the others-Peggy, Pete, Roger, while the
song plays. Peggy is getting ready for bed and
sees two dogs having sex outside; she smiles.
Pete is listening to music. Roger is standing
stark naked and looking out his hotel room
window as if to say, "Look at me!" - obviously
he took the LSD.
Then back in the bar, Megan's friend Emily hits
on Don, with another beautiful woman, asking if
he's alone. We don't see his response (Payback's
Mad Men: "The Other Woman" Season 5,
Episode Synopsis: Don deals with a challenging pitch, while
Peggy ponders taking a trip. Original Air Date: May 27, 2012
Pete and the others convince Joan to have sex
with one of the Jaguar guys to get the account.
Lane suggests that she ask to be a partner
instead of cash. They land the account. Peggy
gets a job with Cutler Gleason and Chaough,
quitting Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Next Episode: Far Away Places
Peggy is rattled by a particularly difficult
pitch. Don visits a potential client.
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