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The Phantom
5x13
Production
Season 5 Episode 13
Air date 10 June 2012
Written by Jonathan Igla
Matthew Weiner
Directed by Matthew Weiner

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The Doorway, Part 1

Intro

In the season finale, opportunity is in the air for everyone and Pete meets a stranger on the train.

Synopsis

Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is doing good business and has posted their best quarter of all time, but things aren't the same around the office without Lane. The Partners have kept a tight lid on his suicide though some staff spread rumors. Joan Holloway confesses to Don Draper that she thinks if she had let Lane Pryce fall in love with her he would still be alive, but Don calms her concerns. Don has a 50,000 dollar check cut to repay Lane's investment in the firm and takes it to Lane's wife who then chastises Don and the firm for allowing Lane to be consumed by the firm's potential for success.

Equal

Peggy in her new job.

Megan Calvet creates a screen test reel but still hasn't landed an agent. Another actress friend asks Megan to ask Don to give her a chance at a nationwide commercial for Butler shoes but Megan instead asks Don for herself. Don refuses. Megan's mother is staying with the Drapers for Easter and ends up sleeping with Roger after he calls her at the Draper apartment.

Peggy Olson seems to be stressed with her new job. Incompetent copywriters and a pushy boss don't make her life easy when she's put in charge of a soon-to-be-released new line of cigarettes aimed at women.

Meanwhile, Don has been suffering a tooth-ache and resists going to the dentist. He finally buckles and has the tooth extracted; while he is under he has more visions of Adam Whitman, the ghost of his half brother who hung himself after Don ignored his cries for help. After his procedure Don runs into Peggy at a movie theatre/theater and Don tells Peggy he is proud of her.

The Phantom

The SCDP Partners agree to expand the offices onto the 38th floor as their business continues to grow. Don watches Megan's audition reel alone and later gets her the role of the commercial. During the filming, he sits at a bar and is approached by a beautiful woman who asks "are you alone?" The viewers never see Don's response.

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Seasons of Mad Men
Season 1 • "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" • "Ladies Room" • "Marriage of Figaro" • "New Amsterdam" • "5G" • "Babylon" • "Red in the Face" • "The Hobo Code" • "Shoot" • "Long Weekend" • "Indian Summer" • "Nixon vs. Kennedy" • "The Wheel" •
Season 2 • "For Those Who Think Young" • "Flight 1" • "The Benefactor" • "Three Sundays" • "The New Girl" • "Maidenform" • "The Gold Violin" • "A Night to Remember" • "Six Month Leave" • "The Inheritance" • "The Jet Set" • "The Mountain King" • "Meditations in an Emergency" •
Season 3 • "Out of Town" • "Love Among the Ruins" • "My Old Kentucky Home" • "The Arrangements" • "The Fog" • "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency" • "Seven Twenty Three" • "Souvenir" • "Wee Small Hours" • "The Color Blue" • "The Gypsy and the Hobo" • "The Grown-Ups" • "Shut the Door. Have a Seat" •
Season 4 • "Public Relations" • "Christmas Comes But Once a Year" • "The Good News" • "The Rejected" • "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" • "Waldorf Stories" • "The Suitcase" • "The Summer Man" • "The Beautiful Girls" • "Hands and Knees" • "Chinese Wall" • "Blowing Smoke" • "Tomorrowland" •
Season 5 • "A Little Kiss, Part 1" • "A Little Kiss, Part 2" • "Tea Leaves" • "Mystery Date" • "Signal 30" • "Far Away Places" • "At the Codfish Ball" • "Lady Lazarus" • "Dark Shadows" • "Christmas Waltz" • "The Other Woman" • "Commissions and Fees" • "The Phantom" •
Season 6 • "The Doorway, Part 1" • "The Doorway, Part 2" • "The Collaborators" • "To Have and To Hold" • "The Flood" • "For Immediate Release" • "Man With a Plan" • "The Crash" • "The Better Half" • "A Tale of Two Cities" • "Favors" • "The Quality of Mercy" • "In Care Of" •
Season 7 • "Time Zones" • "A Day's Work" • "Field Trip" • "The Monolith" • "The Runaways" • "The Strategy" • "Waterloo" • "Severance" • "New Business" • "The Forecast" • "Time & Life" • "Lost Horizon" • "The Milk and Honey Route" • "Person to Person" •

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