Mad Men Recap: Season 7 Episode 3 Field Trip, The Draper Situation [WATCH VIDEO]
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 3 “Field Trip” was aired on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10 p.m. on AMC. After being on “vacation”, Don Draper’s return gets mixed reactions at the firm. Read on to find out more about MNG’s “Mad Men” recap of Season 7 Episode 3″Field Trip.”
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 3 “Field Trip” Episode Recap:
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 3 “Field Trip” (air date: April 27, 2014) focused entirely on the aftermath of Don Drapers return at the Sterling Cooper & Partners. Also, featured was the mother-and-son bonding of Don’s ex-wife Betty Francis (January Jones) and their son, Bobby (Mason Vale Cotton).
The episode started with Don while watching a movie in a theater. After some time, he asked Dawn Chambers (Teyonah Parris) again for updates on the office. He also instructed her to make a call to Megan’s casting agent, Alan Sterling. Alan called in about Megan’s anxious behavior when she didn’t get the role she applied for. Alan suggested to Don that he must help her to relax.
Don immediately took on a trip to surprise his wife, Megan (Jessica Paré) in Los Angeles. Later, they engaged in sexual intercourse. A heated argument ensued between them after Megan learned about Don’s real agenda. Don made a wrong move when he told his wife “to stop acting like a lunatic.” Megan, on the other hand, relayed to him that she’s a burden to his “love affairs.” Don replied that there was no one else.
Finally, Don admitted to her that he was actually on leave. In “Mad Men” Season 6, it was revealed that Don was forced to take a vacation from the firm due to his inappropriate office behavior. A hurt Megan told him that their relationship has finally ended.
He had thought of the possibilities of winning back Megan and the job left at the firm. He called Dave Wooster and acquired the Wells Rich Greene Agency. After getting the Greene pitch, he called Megan to let her know that he’s finally going back to the firm. Unfortunately, Megan is still not ready to welcome him back to her arms.
Elsewhere, Betty meets up with Francine Hanson (Anne Dudek). Her friend obviously bragged about her job as a travel agent to Betty. Both women had different perspectives on the perks from raising kids.
Later, she joined Bobby’s field trip as one of the chaperones. Bobby seemed happy seeing a good side of his mother despite her smoking and frequent comments on his teacher. It ended at lunch time when he traded off one of their sandwiches for candy. The instance was not even forgotten at home. Betty was assured by her new husband, Henry (Christopher Stanley) that there’s no problem with her or their kids.
Back at the firm, the upcoming “Clio” Awards is the hottest topic among the employees. Peggy’s friend Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman) was one of the nominees and Peggy was not. She was even joked around her “Rosemary’s Baby” spot. Adding a few kicks, Lou said that hers was not even submitted yet and Ted (Kevin Rahm) had already won a lot for them.
Don met up with Roger Sterling (John Slattery) after getting the Greene pitch. He asked about his job and Roger agreed for a meeting. Unfortunately, Don took Roger’s confirmation literally. He immediately went to the office on the first day of work the following week.
Everyone was surprised to see him including his secretary. It seemed that Roger did not give them any notice about the “Draper” situation. Roger was not actually around that time and the others took the matter to their hands.
Lou, Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), Jim Cutler (Harry Hamlin) and Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) headed an impromptu meeting with the other employees. Don was left at the lounge.
The partners started the meeting when Roger arrived. The meeting resulted with several options in removing Don permanently. They realised that it may be expensive and may affect the entire run of their office. The creatives had agreed with the only solution, which was to officially accept Don’s comeback. They forced Don to agree with serious restrictions that involved Don’s previous problematic behaviour.
Meanwhile, Harry Crane (Rich Sommer) spent his time on the issue of computers. He had professionally dodged a news about a rival’s computer. He told a Koss representative it was just a PR move. He assured the rep that their firm would be available soon to cater to their clients’ needs. Also, Harry was asked about their own computer by Wall Street Journal.
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 3 “Field Trip” is directed Christopher Manley and written by Heather Jeng Bladt & Matthew Weiner. After “Field Trip,” “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 4 “The Monolith” is set to air on May 4, 2014.
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