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S5-E11 The Other Woman

S5-E11 The Other Woman

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Review

Just when you think Mad Men has quietly died, strangled by the impossible height of our expectations, it delivers an episode as powerful as a punch to the stomach. Its closing moments will leave fans in puddles of tears, as the deepest emotional resonances are contained in the most simple and heartbreaking of gestures.

But first the struggling Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce has to deal with a toxic question, an indecent proposal involving a wobbly-jowled Jaguar boss and glorious Joan, who’s referred to by this prince among men as “that dynamite redhead built like a B52”.

The entire Jaguar account rests on Joan’s answer, and when the nature of the proposition becomes painfully clear, it’s up to Pete Campbell to fulfil his destiny
as a skunk and a lowlife: a brilliant portrayal of soul-sucking amorality by Vincent Kartheiser.

Summary

Don assembles an all-male team for the company's most important pitch to date - leaving Peggy feeling more sidelined than ever. As her resentment grows, she decides to take action. A lucrative offer places Joan in an awkward position, while Megan faces a turning point in her fledgling acting career as she gets ready for a big audition. Drama, starring Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss.

Cast & Crew

Don Draper Jon Hamm
Pete Campbell Vincent Kartheiser
Harry Crane Rich Sommer
Peggy Olson Elisabeth Moss
Roger Sterling John Slattery
Megan Draper Jessica Pare
Joan Harris Christina Hendricks
Sally Draper Kiernan Shipka
Ken Cosgrove Aaron Staton
Bertram Cooper Robert Morse
Lane Pryce Jared Harris
Trudy Campbell Alison Brie
Henry Francis Christopher Stanley
Betty Francis January Jones
Stan Rizzo Jay R Ferguson
Michael Ginsberg Ben Feldman
Dawn Chambers Teyonah Parris
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