Returning for its third season, the two-time Golden Globe winning series for Best TV Drama bursts with one scandalous surprise after another. Jon Hamm and the rest of the award-winning ensemble continue to captivate us as they contend with a world on the brink. Welcome to MAD MEN- a shocking portrait of a time that was anything but innocent. Nothing is as sexy. Nothing is as provocative. Nothing is as it seems. MAD MEN- Where the Truth Lies.
Don, warming some milk late at night, slips into a reverie in which a woman delivers birth to a stillborn baby. Later she receives the baby of a prostitute who dies in childbirth. The infant's name is Dick, a mordant choice given the prostitute's threat to sever her client's penis and boil it in hog's fat for getting her pregnant.
Ann-Margret belts out the title song of the film musical Bye Bye Birdie. Ken, Sal, and Harry, viewing the clip with Peggy in the conference room, find the star's routine sexy. A prospective account, Patio Cola -- Pepsi's new diet soda -- wants a campaign with a similar look, but Peggy questions whether this is the best way to target female consumers.
The writers fight off boredom when they are forced to work after hours. Roger hosts a party while Joan and Greg host a party of their own. Sally has a run in with Grandpa.
Gene and Don cross paths. Peggy is looking for a roommate. A wealthy new client has very high hopes.
Betty and Don deal with Sally. Pete pursues a new angle in business. Betty has a strange dream.
Sterling Cooper receives a surprise visit. Something is spooking Sally. Joan gets some unexpected news.
Betty tries her hand at local politics. Don is forced into thinking about the future. Peggy receives a luxurious gift.
Don takes Betty on a business trip. Pete helps a neighbor in his building.
Don and Sal both have difficultly giving the clients what they want. Betty hosts a fundraiser.
The firm celebrates a milestone. Peggy and Paul compete on an account.
A former client returns to Sterling Cooper. Betty takes the kids on a trip. Joan and Greg plan for their future.
Lane informs Pete that Ken has been appointed Senior Vice President in charge of Account Services. Although Pete makes his clients feel their needs are being met, "Mr. Cosgrove," Lane explains, "has the rare gift of making them feel as if they haven't any needs."
Connie tells Don that ad agency McCann Erickson is buying Puttnam, Powell, and Lowe -- and Sterling Cooper along with it. He's terminating his arrangement with Don. "My future is tied up in this mess because of you," Don complains, referring to the three-year contract Hilton's lawyers insisted he sign. It's just business, Connie replies.