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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 Phantom" is the thirteenth episode of the Season Five of Mad Men.

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

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Peggy in her new job. Episode: The Phantom.

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 confesses to Don that she thinks if she had let Lane fall in love with her he would still be alive, but Don calms her concerns. Don has a $50,000 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.

Megan 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 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 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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