“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work” is set to be aired on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 10 p.m. on AMC. Read on to learn more about MNG’s “Mad Men” Spoilers for Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work” and a brief recap of “Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 1 “Time Zones.”
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “Time Zones”Episode Recap:
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 1 “Time Zones” (air date: April 13, 2014) follows the timeline during President Nixon’s inauguration in 1969. It also caught up with the events that has happened to the boys of Sterling Cooper & Partners in “Mad Men” Season 6, which was last aired in 2013.
A sneaky Don (Jon Hamm), who was supposed to be “on leave,” continued his work at the firm via Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray). Technically, Don was the one who conceptualized the Accutron pitch that Peggy really loved. Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) temporarily replaced Don while he was “on leave” but that doesn’t mean that Lou Avery would make it easy for her. During an encounter with Ted Chaough (Kevin Rahm), things are getting weirder for the former couple as Ted moved to the firm’s Los Angeles branch.
Roger Sterling (John Slattery) continued to embrace his hippie self while Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton) is in his “angry boss” mode after his employees missed a deadline for the Chevy account. Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) met a new friend and future foe in the person of Wayne Barnes (Dan Byrd), the marketing head of Butler’s Footwear. Meanwhile, Megan (Jessica Paré) got a casting callback for a pilot episode in NBC. She also showed Don her house in the hills that he really disliked. Despite her doubts and nervousness, the Draper couple tried to rekindle their romantic relationship. The episode ended with Don meeting Lee (surprise cameo featuring “Scream” and “Party of Five” actress Neve Campbell), a mourning widower who tried to make advances on him.
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According to the official synopsis posted on the AMC website, a bouquet of flowers will be given to Peggy at the office. Who was it from? Is it a sign of “apology” from her estranged on-and-off boyfriend Ted or from someone else?
It was also reported that Joan will be in an impossibly awkward situation in this week’s episode. Will this include a scene with Wayne Butler or about Roger’s new hippie lifestyle?
On the other hand, Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) will navigate the politics of new business. Is he trying to battle with Don’s firm? With his rich family background and prestigious connections, only time will tell if he’s tough enough to do it.
TV Guide reported that “Mad Men” Season 7 would be “extremely sunny” for Kartheiser’s character. Season 6 ended with Pete getting an ultimatum from Trudy (Alison Brie) about his extra marital affairs and their crumbling marriage.
Kartheiser hinted to TV Guide that Pete’s new lifestyle in California could be a cover up.
“Sometimes a clean slate is the best place to be because you can reinvent yourself,” said Kartheiser in the TV Guide article. “The hope of that is invigorating. For a little while, you can fool everybody.”
Meanwhile, Variety reported that the seventh season’s first episode only got 2.3 million U.S. viewers based on the Nielsen ratings. It was considered lower that the previous season opener for Season 6 that garnered an average of 3.37 million viewers.
“Mad Men” Season 7 Episode 2 “A Day’s Work” is set to air on April 20, 2014 at 10 p.m. on AMC Network. It was directed by Michael Uppendahl and written by Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner.
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