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Tomorrowland
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Production
Season Four Episode 13
Air date 17 October 2010
Written by Jonathan Igla
and Matthew Weiner
Directed by Matthew Weiner

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"Tomorrowland" is the thirteenth episode of Mad Men, Season 4 and the fifty-second episode overall.

Synopsis

After years of service, Betty lets Carla go; while preparing to make the move to Rye. Don takes the children to California, but without a nanny he hires Megan, which leads to some rather interesting events. Stephanie meets Don's children. Peggy and Ken team up to take on Topaz Pantyhose, Joan gets a promotion.

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Faye reassures Don he isn't alone. Tomorrowland.
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Detail

Early morning Don is woken by Faye; who is now openly his girlfriend, is packing for a 7am flight. Don asks Faye to "put him out of his misery" before she goes. It is revealed that Don has a meeting with the American Cancer Society that day, a nervous Don is reassured by Faye that the society is going to "love" him. Don claims he has a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach, and Faye ventures that his nervousness isn't just about is meeting, but with his difficulty with duality, and perhaps if he were to address it, he can finally join the world in trying "to be people." Faye also assures him that he isn't alone. Before Faye leaves, Don takes her hand and says he's going to "miss" her.

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Joan and her noticeable bump, Tomorrowland.
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Meanwhile at SCDP, Joan, sporting a very noticeable baby-bump, is pushing the mail cart when she reaches Lane's office. Once she enters, Lane delivers the good news that she has been promoted to Director of Agency Operations; but she won't receive a pay raise due to the financial situation of the company. Excited that her efforts and services to the company have not gone unrecognized, yet saddened by the financial reality of the company, Joan thanks Lane, calling it "almost an honor", before resuming distributing mail.

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The American Cancer Society, Tomorrowland.
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During his meeting with the American Cancer Society, when asked "why" he wrote the letter, Don explains that though it was written on impulse, it was a necessity for it to be written; it would allow his company to move forward. Sussing out ways to campaign for "anti-smoking", the board tells Don they need innovative new ways to reach out the public. Don advises the board that what the cigarette companies are out for are "new smokers" and although teenagers are an easy sell, they are also sentimental. Don submits the idea that the campaign could be based on parents and children, with cigarettes coming between them; impressed, they get a "meeting for another meeting."

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Roger, Don and Pete team up to take on Ken, Tomorrowland.
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In Don's office, Roger, Pete and Don call a meeting with Ken. The agenda is Ken's father-in-law to be, Ed Baxter. As one of the CEOs of Corning Inc., scoring his business would be a prize for the firm, potentially bailing them out of their financial difficulties. Pitching the idea to Ken, Pete uses his relationship with his father-in-law, Tom Vogel who also happens to be SCDP's biggest client to date. Unnerved, Ken rejects the idea, calling Cynthia his "life" and not wanting to do anything to compromise that relationship, calling himself "not Pete."

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Sally says "goodbye" to Glen. Tomorrowland.
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Betty and Carla are in the final stages of packing up the house so the family can move to Rye. After Betty leaves to go to the store, Glen Bishop shows up and asks Carla if he can say goodbye to Sally. Carla reluctantly allows it and Glen goes upstairs. Glen tells Sally he will try to keep in touch with her through the mail and in a few years, he will be old enough to drive to visit her. The two share a friendly hug and Glen leaves the room. Betty returns and catches Glen as he leaves, and then immediately fires Carla for allowing him into the house. Henry later finds out about Betty firing Carla, which results in a fight between the two.

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Harry makes a pass at Carolyn. Tomorrowland.
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Unexpectedly dropping in on Peggy, Joyce brings a friend; a woman Harry instantly takes to. Joyce introduces the woman to Peggy as Carolyn Jones. Taking a seat on Peggy's couch, Joyce explains that Carolyn was recently fired from a job modelling pantyhose, and that she noticed her having a breakdown at Howard Johnson's that day. Interrupting the threesome, Harry comes in with an excuse asking Peggy about his ABC meeting, then ends up hopelessly flirting and failing with Carolyn. Carolyn explains that she was recently working for Topaz Pantyhose and in a moment of heated frustration they fired the agency and then her. Sensing an opportunity, Peggy contacts Ken.

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Megan accepts Don's advertisement. Tomorrowland.
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An agitated Don asks Megan if she has made childcare arrangements for California. Due to the varying ages of Don children, Megan explains that he'll need two of the in-service nannies from the hotel for the trip. Looking at Megan, Don asks how much she makes a week, replying "$70." Don offers to double it if she accompanies him, offering to give her a few nights off, plus her own room, all expenses paid. Accepting his offer, they leave for California.

Don, Megan and the children arrive in California to get their minds off the move and other transitions.

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Don is impressed by Megan, Tomorrowland.
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Peggy and Ken begin a new campaign for Topaz. Ken tells Peggy that Art Garden, the Topaz executive, was very impressed with her hearing about them firing Dupre, their previous ad agency. Lucky for Peggy and Ken, Topaz had already bought product placement, and therefore they only need one successful pitch to "pick up the pieces."

Coming back from his business meeting, Don is welcomed back by his children and Megan singing the French children's song, "Il était un petit navire." Before leaving them, Don tells Megan how impressed he is with her facility with his children, comparing her to "Maria Von Trapp." Megan tells Don that professionally speaking, she has no experience with children; however, she does have six nieces and nephews.

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Don introduces Stephanie to his kids, Tomorrowland.
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Don takes Sally and Bobby to visit Stephanie, who is currently living in Anna's house, but is preparing to sell it. Bobby notices the painted flowers on Anna's wall, and he and Sally notice the inscription on the wall that reads "Dick and Anna, '64." This prompts Sally to ask Don who Dick is. Don simply says "well, that's me. Its just a nickname people call me sometimes." Asking the children to get some lemons, Stephanie gives Don Anna's engagement ring from the real Don Draper, telling him "not to fool" with that kind of gesture. When Don asks Stephanie if she's going back to school, Stephanie says she isn't, and that the best part is knowing that she has her "whole life ahead" of her.
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Don bonds with his kids, Tomorrowland.
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Arriving back at the hotel, Don meets Megan and Gene in the pool. As Bobby and Sally get into their swimming gear, Sally asks Don to join them in the pool. Megan encourages him, telling Sally he "swims all the time in New York." Don demurs, saying he is "really beat." Back in his room Don stares at the wall before going outside to his children in his swimming gear, and bombing into the pool, where he plays with his kids.

Back in their hotel room Don, Sally and Bobby are planning their day at Disneyland, as Megan enters the room with a friend. Staring at Megan in admiration, Don tells them to "have fun." When Sally asks where they are headed, Megan's friend replies that they are going to the "Whiskey A-Go-Go."

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Betty and Henry argue, Tomorrowland.
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Back in Ossining, Betty comes home late to an agitated Henry. Henry decries the fact that Betty fired Carla and didn't tell him, and that she refused to give Carla a recommendation despite the fact she has been working for Betty for nine years. When asking what she did wrong, Betty brings up Glen and her disapproval of him. The argument escalates when Henry points out the illogic of Betty not moving the kids out the house because they need "stability" and then firing the nanny they have had since they were born, out of sheer pettiness. When she expresses her anger that Henry is not on her side, Henry passive-aggressively mutters that "no one is ever on your side, Betty."

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Megan and Don rekindle. Tomorrowland.
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With the children asleep, Don hears Megan enter her room next door and turn on the television. Don opportunistically knocks on her door to "go over the schedule for Disneyland," Megan invites him in. Together they stand on the balcony and watch the night sky as Megan reveals that she wanted to be an actress but never really had enough belief in herself. And in a moment of rekindled passion the two kiss.


Entering Sally's empty room, Betty lies on the bed.

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Peggy and Ken have a meeting, Tomorrowland.
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After having sex, Don asks Megan if she expected the two of them to rekindle their romance when he asked her to accompany him. Megan admits that she did, and that she was going to miss him while he was away anyway. When Don expresses wonder about that, saying that "You don't know anything about me," Megan replies that she knows that Don has a good heart and that he is always "trying to be better." Don asks Megan if he can "knock on this door" again, and asks her to dinner after the Disneyland trip. Megan accepts, pointing out they're going to spend the entire day together.

Arriving at the meeting with Topaz, Peggy and Ken meet Art Garden. Explaining the company is in a bind and in urgent need of a campaign, Peggy pitches "Topaz Pantyhose, the only pair you'll ever need; bad for business, good for you" off the cuff, impressing Art.

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Don likes what he sees, Tomorrowland.
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During lunch with Megan and his children, Don notices how nice his family looks with Megan in the picture. Bobby and Sally taunt each other until Sally nearly hits Bobby, knocking over her milkshake. Quickly cleaning up the mess just before Don loses his temper, Megan calmly tells Sally "it's okay, it's only a milkshake." A surprised Don looks at Megan, impressed with how she handles his children. He helps her clean up the mess.

At the conclusion of the trip, Don, unexpectedly proposes to Megan with the ring Anna left Don. He declares that Megan is the woman that makes him feel "the way [he] has always wanted to feel." He goes on the declare that when saw her sleeping, he couldn't imagine waking up and not seeing her there, and it only took so long before they got to know each other. She happily accepts his proposal, and then telephones her mother. While on the phone Megan speaks to her mom in French.

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In a state of whimsy Don proposes. Tomorrowland.
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Back at the office announces his engagement to "Miss Calvet" to Roger, Pete, Lane and Joan. When Roger asks "who the hell is that?" surprised Joan replies "Megan" before calling her in to congratulate them. The news comes as a surprise to everyone, especially Peggy, who arrives with an ecstatic Ken. They share the news that they signed a new account, which will bring SCDP $250,000 and will keep the company afloat for the time being. It is the first account that SCDP has secured since Lucky Strike terminated their contract. Regardless of the spontaneity of the proposal everyone offers the couple their well wishes.

Alone in his office Peggy expresses her concerns for Don, and although he appreciates it, he tells Peggy that he is "very happy" and that Megan reminds Don of Peggy, that she has the "same spark" and that she "admires" Peggy as much as Don does.

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Roger, Pete, Lane and Joan react to Don's engagement. Tomorrowland.
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Megan tells Don that Faye called once again, noting that it's "not going to get easier" the longer he waits.

Peggy later speaks to Joan about Don marrying a secretary. Irritated that both of their efforts in saving the company go unappreciated, and moreover, the men of the office always seem to overshadow whatever is going on in the office with their own shenanigans. "A pretty face comes along, and everything goes out the window," they commiserate. Joan also predicts that Don "isn't going to want to be married to his secretary," and therefore probably will make her a copywriter, putting Megan under Peggy's supervision. Joan jokes that she learned long ago not to get all her "satisfaction" from her job. "Bullshit!" says Peggy, as they both erupt into laughter.

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Don calls Faye, Tomorrowland.
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Don calls Faye, wanting to speak to her in person about his recent engagement. When he rejects her offer to drop by the office, Faye demands to know whats going on. Don asks her to meet him for coffee instead, but Faye refuses - telling him to tell her over the phone. The news leaves her in tears, and she tells him that she hopes Megan knows Don only likes "the beginnings of things."

Joan calls Greg to update him about her pregnancy, revealing that she did not go through with her original plans of having an abortion. She passes off the child as Greg's. Telling him about the events at work, Greg is eager for Joan to share the news with the office that she is expecting. When she teases Greg, saying "they're bigger," he tells her to not worry about her figure since he will "whip her and the baby into shape" when he returns home. They tell one another they love each other, and end the call.

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Betty and Don go their separate ways, Tomorrowland.
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That night, Don returns to his old house and finds that Betty is still there, but is just about to leave. The two share one final drink in their old home, and Don tells her that he is engaged. Betty initially thinks it's to Bethany Van Nuys, but Don explains that the lucky woman is his secretary. Betty appears to be saddened by the news, and almost regretful she left Don, mentioning that "things aren't perfect" with Henry. They leave through opposite doors, leaving the tumbler and the bottle of Rye on the kitchen island, symbolizing the two parting ways starting their separate journeys.

Season 4 ends with Don and Megan spending the night together in Don's house, as Don starts a new chapter in his life as a new man.

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Peggy and Joan gossip over the men in the office. Episode: Tomorrowland.
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Quotes

Joan: "Whatever could be on your mind?"
Peggy: "Can you believe this?"
Joan: "It happens all the time, they're all just inbetween marriages, you know that. He'll probably make her a copywriter. He's not going to want to be married to his secretary."
Peggy: "Is that what he meant? She admires you, Jesus."
Joan: "Thats the way it works for some"
Peggy: "You know, I just saved this company. I signed the first new business since Lucky Strike left, but its not as important as getting married. Again."
Joan: "Well, I was just made Director of Agency Operations. A title, no money of course. And if they poured champagne it must've been while I was pushing the mail cart"
Peggy: "A pretty face comes along, and everything goes out the window."
Joan: "Well, I learned a long time ago, to not get all my satisfaction from this job."
Peggy: "That's bullshit."
- Joan and Peggy gossip about the men of the office.

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Joan and Greg on the phone, in Tomorrowland.
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Joan: "And he's smiling like a fool, like hes the first man to ever marry his secretary. She's 25; as if that's news!"
Greg: "So when are you going to tell them your news?"
Joan: "They'll know soon enough."
Greg: "You showing at all? The picture I have doesn't change."
Joan: "I'll take a new one, and send it to you."
Greg: "You know, all I wanna know."
Joan: "Yes honey, they're bigger."
Greg: "Ugh, why are you torturing me? I just woke up and its already 90 degrees here. Listen i gotta go."
Joan: "Not yet..."
Greg: "...What?"
Joan: "Not yet!"
Greg: "You listen to the doctor, you gotta eat. Don't worry about your figure, I'll whip you and the baby into shape when I get back."
Joan: "Ok."
Greg: "I'll call you Thursday night, your time."
Joan: "Ok, I love you."
Greg: "I love you too."
- Joan updates Greg on her pregnancy.



  • Don tells Dr. Faye Miller about his engagement.
  • Don announces his engagement to the office.
  • Peggy and Joan discuss Don's engagement to Megan.
  • Betty feels like no one is on her side after a tiff with Henry.
  • Don tells Betty that he is engaged to his secretary, Megan.
  • Don proposes to Megan during the Disneyland trip in California.
  • Don announces his engagement to the boys at SCDP.
  • Megan and Don celebrate their engagement alone.
  • Don and Megan fall in love in California.

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