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Lost Horizon 

TV-14 | | Drama | Episode aired 3 May 2015
Don goes AWOL from McCann Erickson in the middle of a meeting. Joan quickly gets fed up with the sexism at the new firm. Roger and Peggy put off reporting to their new jobs as long as possible.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Cosgrove (credit only)
Harry Crane
Sally Draper (credit only)
Megan Draper (credit only)
Henry Francis (credit only)
Stan Rizzo (credit only)
Bobby Draper (credit only)
Bertram Cooper


SC&P has made the physical move to the McCann Erickson offices. Some like Harry are looking forward to the new environment, some not so much. Several SC&P staff members are not going, some by choice, some not invited. One person's move that is delayed is Peggy, whose new office is not yet completed due to a mix-up. As such, she decides to stay at what is the largely empty and closed down old SC&P offices until such time as her new office is ready. She finds that it is a difficult period if only because of trying to do her work in a makeshift environment. Her final days at SC&P are illuminated by the few others who are straggling behind, one who is delaying the move by choice. Joan was anticipating a difficult move, being a partner at SC&P to a small player at McCann Erickson, which doesn't value the accounts on which she is working. Joan finds the transition even more difficult than she anticipated. One problem with a new coworker snowballs into another when she tries to rectify it on... Written by Huggo

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Elisabeth Moss has said that the now-famous walk down McCann Erickson was very uncomfortable for her to shoot--her box was genuinely very heavy, the painting was large and awkward to hold at the right position, and it was difficult for her to get the cigarette do dangle the right way as she walked, pretending to be cool and graceful. See more »


References Lost Horizon (1937) See more »


Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
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Too much to cover, too little time.....
3 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

OK, is it just me, or are other fans of Mad Men starting to get a little worried? With two episodes left (or is it one? yikes!) after may 3,2015's Lost Horizon, the seem to be a lot of loose ends to tie, with not enough time to do so... Let me start with Mr. Dick Whitman. The importance of Don Draper's alter ego to the story line has been forgotten over the past few seasons, but surely there has to be some connection in the end?? Next, although Don Draper is a complicated character, and seems to be handed a lot of bad luck, he really is a jerk..... Accustomed to getting whatever he wants. I feel that he has to do some good to buy himself some good karma and redeem himself. The second most complicated character is Peggy. On one hand she is a strong-willed woman, so much that intimidates men. However, she is also vulnerable and still looks to Joan to help he through. The final has to include a definite end point for her too.... Will she land a partnership somewhere? Will there be a reconnection with her young child? Other things too - will Pete get back with Trudi, etc......

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