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Mad Men/For Those Who Think Young

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For Those Who Think Young Synopsis

Season Two: Episode One

It's Valentine's Day, and the Sterling Cooper advertising agency is hustling to stay on top of its game and buzzing over the newest office equipment. Don and Duck find themselves at odds over an account. Betty reconnects with an old friend and once again finds herself struggling with car trouble.

  1. For Those Who Think Young Synopsis
  2. Act I
      1. Scene 1 Doctor's Office
      2. Scene 2: Stables
      3. Scene 3: Office
      4. Scene 4: Office - Conference Room
      5. Scene 5: Office - Mr. Draper's secretary's desk
      6. Scene 6: Bar
  3. Act II
      1. Scene 7: Roger's Office (with Joan, Secretary)
      2. Scene 8: Same (with Duck)
      3. Scene 9: Office - Conference Room
      4. Scene 10: Draper's House
      5. Scene 11: Draper's Office
  4. Act III
      1. Scene 12: Savoy Hotel Restaurant
      2. Scene 13: Savoy Hotel Suite
      3. Scene 14: Peter Cambell's Apartment
      4. Scene 15: Savoy Hotel Suite
      5. Scene 16: Valentine's Night Montage
  5. Act IV
      1. Scene 17: Draper's House (the next day)
      2. Scene 18: Office (next day)
      3. Scene 20: Don's Office
      4. Scene 21: Office Hallway
      5. scene 22: Office
      6. Scene 23: Peter's Office
      7. Scene 24: Draper's Office
      8. Scene 25: Peggy's Office
  6. Act V
      1. Scene 26: Office - Elevator
      2. Scene 27: Country Road
      3. Scene 28: Draper's House
      4. Scene 29: Country Road
      5. Scene 30: Draper's House
      6. Scene 31: Draper's House - Den

Act I

Scene 1 Doctor's Office

Draper is getting weighed for his insurance physical. His blood pressure is high and he gives some background on his family and his lifestyle: He has five drinks a day and smokes two packs a day. He convinces himself that he's fine but the doctor tells him he needs to relax and prescribes him phenobarbitol.

Scene 2: Stables

A horse rider who is learning flirts with Betty and her friend, Sarah Beth, at the stables. Sarah Beth tells her he's engaged so there's no reason to act aloof.

Scene 3: Office

A new copier arrives. Joan, the main secretary, can't decide where to put it.

Scene 4: Office - Conference Room

Salesmen decide to begin eating without Mr. Draper. They expect Peggy, who is a copy writer, to get the drinks, etc, and ask her to go see where Draper is. When she leaves, they wonder where she went for long and why she's skinnier. They suspect whe went to a fat farm.

Scene 5: Office - Mr. Draper's secretary's desk

Peggy asks Draper's secretary, Lois, when he'll return. The scecretary reveals more information about Draper rather than telling her that he's simply not in. Peggy tells her she expects her to speak as if Mr. Draper is behind her.high school * online* homeschooling * diploma *

Scene 6: Bar

Draper is eating at a restaurant. He sees a man reading Frank O'Hara's Meditations in an Emergency who replies, "I don't think you'd like it," when Don asks about it.

Act II

Scene 7: Roger's Office (with Joan, Secretary)

Roger asks Joan about her boyfriend. Joan asks why he would care. She says her boyfriend is going to "ask her" and Roger wonders if he will ask to marry her.

Scene 8: Same (with Duck)

Martinson's Coffee account has a problem, no one under 25 drinks coffee anymore. Duck is grilling Roger about Don not hiring young people. The account is even thinking about hiring a new writing/creative team. Roger tells Duck to tell Don this problem himself. He says Don is not focused.

Scene 9: Office - Conference Room

Don finally arrives to the creative meeting. He wants new information on the Mohawk Airlines account. He's not impressed with the Indian puns. He wants "sex" in the ad.

Scene 10: Draper's House

Betty looks at her daughter's Valentine she's making for her father.

Scene 11: Draper's Office

Roger walks into Draper's office. He tells them that Duck wants more young people for the Martinson's Coffee. Don says clients don't understand success. He says the young don't know anything. Roger tells him to prove Duck wrong.


Scene 12: Savoy Hotel Restaurant

Valentine's Day. Don is at the hotel restaurant waiting for his wife while looking at other couples. His wife walks down the stairs. He's mesmerized by how beautiful she is. Juanita Carson, who is with an older man, sees Betty and calls her over, they haven't seen each other in a long time and used to be roommates. Betty is surprised she's with him and Don tells her that Juanita is a "party girl". Betty is shocked and wonders how Don knows.

Scene 13: Savoy Hotel Suite

Betty undresses and reveals her sexual attire. Don is impressed and begins getting undressed. Betty wonders how much Juanita makes.

Scene 14: Peter Cambell's Apartment

Peter gives his wife, Trudy, some Valentine's Candy. Trudy tells him that Harry Crane's wife is pregnant. Peter explains it's impossible because Harry never told him but Trudy says he doesn't know yet and she's going to surprise him this evening. She then gets teary-eyed when thinking how everyone else is pregnant but her. Peter seems to be indifferent and says she's luck to have him.

Scene 15: Savoy Hotel Suite

Don and Betty try to make love but Don has "problems". Betty wants to know what she can do to help him. She tries to explain it away saying she drank so much. They decide to order room service. Don turns on the television and they watch Jaqueline Kennedy give a tour of the White House.

Scene 16: Valentine's Night Montage

A. At home, Sal and his wife view the White House tour while eating pie.

B. Joan and her boyfriend are making-out but she is also watching the White House tour.

C. Peter is alone watching something else on the television and eats some of the Valentine's candy.

Act IV

Scene 17: Draper's House (the next day)

Francine is talking to Betty the White House tour on television. Betty lies that she hadn't seen it, that she was too busy with Don at the hotel. Francine is jealous in a friendly way. Betty tells her she saw Juanita and learned she's a call girl and is surprised she knows a call girl.

Scene 18: Office (next day)

Creative works at a desk in the middle of the secretary's floor. Ken tells Henry congratulatations about having a baby, glowing in the fact that he knew before him. Henry seems pleased about having kids. They see two young creative guys walking into Don's office. Henry says that Duck made Don meet with them, to which Peter says that no one makes Don do anything. Peggy shows up and asks why there's a meeting, that no one told her there's a meeting.

Scene 20: Don's Office

Don meets with the writer/drawing team. He's notices their age, that they haven't settled down, that they

Scene 21: Office Hallway

Joan is still trying to decide where to put the copier. She sees Lois and tells her that she's not allowed to be crying in the break room, a rule Joan created long ago and that she needs to correct her attitude towards "Miss [Peggy] Olson".

scene 22: Office

Don sees the writer/drawing team out of the door. Duck walks up and is pleased to see them but the team is upset that people know they're there; they want it to remain a secret who they're talking to for work. Duck tells Don he is happy that he met with them. Don says now that he got a copier and the kids, that he should now get Martinson's Coffee. Duck tells Don not to get worked-up, that there are other ways to look at things than the way Don looks at them.

Scene 23: Peter's Office

Creative team discusses an account. Ken wants to go out to celebrate Henry's new baby. When they leave, Pete and Peggy discuss children with Pete saying they're not a big deal. He asks Peggy if she wants children and she says "some day".

Scene 24: Draper's Office

Draper is reading "Meditations in an Emergency". The creative team comes in to give information on the Mohawk account. Don is still not impressed with the work. He outlines a girl in the picture and says the ad should be about "feeling". She says "sex sells" and Don wants to know who told her that. People who talk that way think monkey's do advertising. He plops down his daughter's advertising and says feeling sells advertising, not sex. Accounts can't do advertising and hate advertisers for it.

Scene 25: Peggy's Office

Peggy tries to walk into her office and everyone is in it playing with the copier, its new location.

Act V

Scene 26: Office - Elevator

Don is on the elevator with two guys. One is wearing a hat. A woman gets on the elevator and they continue their sexual discussion. Draper tells the guy to take off his hat and he says "is there a problem?" and Draper takes it off for him.

Scene 27: Country Road

Betty's car breaks-down on the road.

Scene 28: Draper's House

Don gets home and pours a drink. His wife isn't there.

Scene 29: Country Road

Betty gets a tow-truck and the mechanic fixes the car. She doesn't have enough money. She doesn't want to put it on an account and flirts with the mechanic. He fixes the car and tries to take her hand at the end but she pulls back.

Scene 30: Draper's House

Draper is watching television. His wife is late. His daughter walks in. Betty lies that she got stuck talking to someone in the parking lot. He says he's been at home. He asks the daughter to show them what she learned in ballet and watches his wife sits beside him.

Scene 31: Draper's House - Den

Don reads more from "Meditations in an Emergency" and writes cryptically:

Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern.

The country is gray, and brown and white, and trees.

Snows and skies of laughter always diminishing. Less funny, not just darker, not just gray.

It may be the coldest day of the year, what does he think of that. I mean what do I? And if I do, perhaps I am myself again.

He writes, "Made me think of you. -- D" on the title page and walks down the street to mail the book to an unknown recipient.

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Edited December 6, 2010 (diff)