“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work ” was aired on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 10 p.m. on AMC. Peggy Olson gets (Elizabeth Moss) gets an unintentional rejection on Valentine’s Day. Read on to find out more about MNG’s “Mad Men” recap of Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work.”
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work” Episode Recap:
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work” (air date: April 20, 2014) revolves around Valentine’s Day in 1969. It follows the event that happened in another important milestone in that year, which was the inauguration of President Richard Nixon.
AMC got the latest dibs on what has happened to Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and the gang of Sterling Cooper & Partners after “Mad Men” Season 2 Episode 1 “Time Zones” (air date: April 13, 2014.)
The episode started with Don in his most somber state yet. In the evening, he tidied himself in a suit-and-tie ensemble just to meet her secretary. Then, he went to a meeting with Dave Wooster (David James Elliott) of Wells Rich Greene. He was also approached by Jim (H. Richard Greene), who asked Don about his true intentions about his meeting.
Despite being “on leave”, Don was kept updated by his secretary about the current happenings at the office. A handful people were kept in the dark about his “vacation” including Sally and Peggy.
By the end of “Mad Men” Season 6, Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka) had reenforced her relationship with her dad. Don told her the story of his birthplace and showed her where he was raised as a kid. Sally went to the office to look for him, but she failed to see him. Lou Avery (Allan Havey), who now resides in Don’s office, informed her that he was not there. She later met her dad at his home and told her that he will give her a ride. He confessed to her oldest daughter that telling the truth about himself got him “on vacation.” He also shared that he was ashamed of it.
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work” also put the spotlight on Peggy, who was also oblivious to Don’s secret. Her now loveless status on Valentine’s Day was made fun of by Stan Rizzo (Jay R. Ferguson) and Michael Ginsberg (Ben Felman.) Her V-Day celebration went in shambles after she has mistakenly thought that Ted was the one who sent her the flowers. Actually, it was for her secretary Stacy (Sola Bamis) given to her by her fiance. Stacy was told by Don’s secretary Dawn (Teyonah Parris) that she must not tell her about the flowers and about Don’s “vacation.”
On the other hand, Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) has been leading the new Sterling Cooper & Partners in the West Coast with Ted (Kevin Rahm.) He was then congratulated by Ted for acquiring the Chevrolet account. Unfortunately, he has encountered some bumps along the way. He argued with Roger Sterling on where would the account would be signed and who will attend the signing. He refused Jim Cutler (Harry Hamlin) about his suggestion to let Bob Benson fly to Detroit for the Chevy account. Pete lashed out his rants in Ted’s office and told Ted that no one can feel his existence in the office. When Pete asked why Ted was in the L.A. office, Ted told him that he was the one who holds the fort while Pete moped around.
There have been a lot of new faces in the new season of “Mad Men” including some of the main character’s new secretaries. Dawn Chambers (Teyonah Parris) is the eyes and ears of Don Draper while Shirley (Sola Bamis) is like a sponge to Peggy’s loneliness. According to National Public Radio (NPR), both actresses had literally stood out in last week’s episode as the show had tackled about the issue of races and gender in the 60’s era. They were first unknown from their colleagues until Jim Cutler amped up Joan’s a higher position. The development on Joan had given Dawn another opportunity to stand out after she was given Joan’s old office.
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work” is directed by Michael Uppendahl and written by Matthew Weiner. After “A Day’s Work”, “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 3 “Field Trip” is set to air on April 27, 2014.
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