Today‚Ä≤s Mad Men recap is of the latest episode on the AMC-TV hit series, The Other Woman. Our favorite ad agency is vying to land the account for Jaguar in the US and one of the three men who will decide wants a date with Joan Harris to win his support. Led by Pete Campbell, the partners decide on how to bribe her to comply. Meanwhile, with Don Draper and most of the creative team working on Jaguar, Peggy Olsen is running just about every other account and getting no credit for it. Her frustration leads to considering leaving the agency. With just two more episodes left this season, the episode sets the stage for a big season finale.
Another dramatic episode of Mad Men as the season winds down to its conclusion. Image Credit: FayeVision / Wenn.com.
So does Joan cave in and ‚Ä≤date‚Ä≤ the Jaguar dealer boss? Don wants no part of it, but after he walks out, the other partners decide to offer her $50,000. All except Lane Price, who needs the cash to cover checks he‚Ä≤s been writing. Lane talks with Joan, suggesting to her an alternative plan, demanding 5% partnership in the agency. She reluctantly agrees and Pete arranges the ‚Ä≤date‚Ä≤.
Peggy starts her search for a new career and gets a tempting offer immediately. A rival agency makes her a deal that is too good to ignore. Speaking of being ignored, Don‚Ä≤s wife, Megyn, continues her pursuit of an acting career, even though her latest offer will have her working in Boston for many weeks. Don is unhappy about this, causing more tension in their fledgling marriage.
Don learns about the latest offer to Joan and tries to stop her, but it is too late. She has already had her ‚Ä≤date‚Ä≤ with the Jaguar dealer exec. The next day, the ad agencies vying for the prize make their pitch. The following day, the decision is made, Streling-Cooper-Draper-Price wins the account! Don is surprised to see Joan at the partner‚Ä≤s meeting. His enthusiasm for the victory evaporates, just as Peggy corners him with her news that she is leaving. At first, Don thinks that Peggy might be upset over what Joan did, but Peggy is just as surprised and shocked. The die is cast and nothing can prevent her from going. Don tells her she does not have to wait two weeks, so Peggy packs up her few belongings and leaves while the rest of the office celebrates their landing of the Jaguar account.