Mad Man Season 5 starts April 12th at 8.30pm on Movie Extra
Episode 1: A Little Kiss, Part 1
On the streets of New York, African-American protesters carry signs in support of equal opportunity employment – but Y&R employees prove less than sympathetic when they drop water bombs from their office windows above. Tensions also run high in the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce office. Pete is convinced Roger is out to steal his clients when he crashes a meeting with Mohawk Airlines, while Peggy feels let down by Don when he fails to back her during a pitch to Heinz.
Meanwhile, new mother Joan is craving the freedom of her old life and job. While her mother wants her to be content as a housewife, Joan has her heart set on returning to work. She doesn't want to break her promise to return and insists the agency needs her – but does it really?
And with Don's 40th birthday fast approaching, Megan plans a decadent surprise party, which she promises Peggy 'will inspire everyone to have sex." Everyone, it seems, except Don.
Episode 2: A Little Kiss, Part 2
In the wake of Don's surprise party, Megan's sexy serenade is the talk of the agency – but the only thing on Pete's mind is swapping offices with Roger to impress the executives from Mohawk. Will Roger play ball?
Meanwhile, in the back of a taxi, Lane finds a wallet and is immediately taken with the girl in the photo inside. And, at home, Joan's mother reveals Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce intends to replace Joan, offering up a wanted ad as proof.
Back at the office, Megan rants to Peggy about the office's negative culture and, fed up with work and Don, leaves early. Is Don set to lose yet another woman in his life? In contrast, the agency gains lots of interest in the equal opportunity position advertised. And to beat Roger at his own game, Pete plays dirty when he asks Clara to pencil in a fake Coca-Cola meeting for 6am on Staten Island.
Episode 3: Tea Leaves
Feeling far from her glamorous days, Betty is despondent as she struggles with her increasing weight. A visit to the doctor for diet pills instead reveals a suspicious lump in her throat – will it be cancerous or benign? Betty turns to Don for comfort as she waits to learn her fate.
Over at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Pete does a back flip on the Mohawk account. Close to signing them, he announces that Roger will handle the account once onboard. Plus, Peggy is enlisted to hire an extra copywriter – a male – with Stan advising her to hire someone less talented or risk the new guy becoming her boss.
And at dinner, the Heinz executive issues Don quite the challenge – to enlist the Rolling Stones for a television ad. With the rockers in town, Don and Harry get backstage at their concert to pitch the idea. But can they seal the deal while distracted by two teenage groupies?
Episode 4: Mystery Date
A group of nurses in Chicago meet a grisly end, capturing the attention of the nation and many in the Sterling Cooper draper Pryce office. To Megan's dismay, don also continues to be the centre of attention, this time with former colleague Andrea. But will her infatuation end badly for don?
Meanwhile, Greg is due home from his tour of duty and brings with him some unsettling news for Joan and baby Kevin. At the office, Ginsberg – the new guy – puts a foot wrong when he eagerly pitches an idea to Butler Footwear that don earlier canned. And Peggy milks Roger for all he's worth to work over the weekend on the Mohawk account, where she discovers dawn sleeping on don's couch..
Episode 5: Signal 30
Lane turns a social engagement into an opportunity for Sterling Cooper draper Pryce when he dines with a Jaguar Cars executive. Keen to take the lead on securing the account, Lane takes strategic advice from Roger – but will all go according to plan?
Meanwhile, Pete struggles on both the work and home fronts. While Trudy is at home with baby Tammy, Pete flirts with teenage Jenny during drivers Ed, then enjoys the company of an escort when out with the agency boys.
A seemingly reformed man, don dishes up marital advice to Pete. Resisting the escorts, don has family on his mind. After an evening spent at the Campbell's, and seeing little Tammy with her Mum, don tells Megan he wants a baby.
And don's not the only one full of surprises. Running into Ken and his mystery man in a diner, the next morning, Peggy is surprised by Ken's confession – and secret life. As his secret is revealed, Roger calls Ken into his office and suggests he turn his back on this -distraction' from work.
Episode 6: Far Away Places
Peggy is left in charge of the Heinz pitch when don announces he's heading off on an impromptu business trip to an upstate hotel. But the pitch doesn't go well – Peggy openly disagrees with the client after the presentation.
Taking Megan with him on the jaunt, don learns how important Megan's job is to her as she frets over abandoning her co-workers on the Heinz account. Their -love leave' soon becomes heated as an argument flares up over dinner. don storms out, leaving Megan in the hotel's car park. But when he calms down and returns to collect her, she's gone.
Meanwhile, Roger reluctantly attends a dinner party with Jane where the hostess hands out LSd. Back at home and still high on the drug, the pair admits that their marriage is over. The next morning, though, will Jane remember and set Roger free?
Episode 7: At the Codfish Ball
Megan's parents come to town to attend the American Cancer Society dinner, which is set to honour don for his anti-smoking letter against Lucky Strike. Emile, Megan's father, immediately takes a disliking to don, while Marie seems eager for don's affections.
Meanwhile, Megan becomes the toast of the office when she comes up with the winning pitch for Heinz. Surprisingly, Peggy is excited for Megan and her first taste of success. But she's not so happy after Abe insists on meeting for dinner at Minetta Tavern – Peggy thinks he's about to break up with her. Joan says he's going to propose.
And Sally gets to spend more time with don after an accident sees Pauline laid up with a broken ankle. Initially excited about attending the Ball with her dad, Sally's opinion of the city soon changes…
Episode 8: Lazy Lazarus
The phone box outside Sterling Cooper draper Pryce gets a workout as both Megan and Pete make secret phone calls.
Megan's mystery call soon sees her resigning from the agency, while Pete's leads to great frustration: demonstrated when he smashes a champagne glass against a wall at the Hotel Pennsylvania. What's got him so upset?
Meanwhile, don feels his grip on the advertising world slipping as he questions when music became so important to the ad process. And Peggy grows frustrated at Megan's nonchalant attitude to sticking with advertising: 'There are people killing to get this job."
There's a mixed reaction to Megan's departure. Joan believes don marries a -type': the type that has a failing career and rich husband; Roger thinks she wants babies; and Pete says women do whatever they want…
Episode 9: Dark Shadows
As don and Megan's relationship goes from strength to strength, Betty battles with her jealousy – and her weight. Her attempts to use Sally to get between the pair backfire miserably.
Pete similarly struggles to make an impact in his work and personal lives but hopes an interview with the New York Times about -hip agencies' will spell the difference and catch the eye of Howard's wife.
Meanwhile, don and Ginsberg go head to head on a pitch for Sno Ball – will Ginsberg show up his superior, or will the experienced ad man prevail? Peggy is unimpressed with Roger when he gives Ginsberg extra work to woo Manischewitz wines.
Roger convinces Jane to pretend they are still a happy couple for a client dinner in exchange for a new apartment – but will the acting spill over into real life?
Don Draper Don Draper struggled with his new identity as a divorced man and as the increasingly renowned figurehead of his newly formed upstart company, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. As his career notoriety hit a high point, winning a Clio award, his personal life sunk to an all-time low of risk-taking behaviour, drinking and wanton sex.
Ultimately, Don made a move towards self-knowledge and redemption through pursuit of a relationship with psychologist Faye Miller, who accepted his troubled past and personal demons. Then, he shocked his colleagues and the world with a last minute engagement to his beautiful and charismatic young secretary, Megan Calvet.
Jon Hamm's nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, philandering advertising executive Don Draper has firmly established him as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors, and earned him numerous accolades, including the 2008 golden globe® Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, as well as the 2011 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama and the 2011 Critics' Choice Television Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Additionally, Hamm has been nominated for four Emmy® Awards for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and for four Screen Actors guild® Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
He has also joined with the entire cast to win the Screen Actors guild® Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for three years running.On the big screen, Hamm will next appear in Friends With Kids, for writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt, in which they both star opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. He most recently appeared in the award-winning hit comedy Bridesmaids with Kristen Wiig. His previous film credits include Ben Affleck's The Town, Zack Snyder's fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Howl with James Franco, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character -Brogan,' The Day The Earth Stood Still with Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Westfeldt's Ira & Abby and Kissing Jessica Stein, and We Were Soldiers.
Hamm has also appeared on the Emmy®-winning comedy, 30 Rock, for which he has received two Emmy® nominations for Outstanding guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and has hosted Saturday Night Live three times to critical-acclaim.
Hamm first came to audience's attention in the NBC series Providence. Signed for a cameo role, he impressed the producers so much that he ended up with an 18- episode run on the series. Additional television credits include IFC's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, The Division, What About Brian, The Unit, Numb3rs and CSI Miami, among others.
Betty Francis's new marriage to politician Henry Francis proved rocky at the start as she endeavoured to let go of her emotional connection to Don. Sally's increasing misbehaviour drove Betty, with Henry's encouragement, to seek professional help for her daughter; ironically, Betty began to lean on Sally's child psychologist for support and advice about her own problems. Her emotional catharsis culminated in a confession to Don that things in her marriage aren't perfect. Unfortunately for Betty, the moment was inopportune; on the eve of selling the Draper house, Don revealed to her his newfound happiness with Megan.
January Jones' portrayal of the -perfect' 60's wife and young mother has garnered the attention of critics and viewers alike and earned her two golden globe® nominations and an Emmy® Nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. She has also joined with the entire cast to win the Screen Actors guild® Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for three consecutive years. Jones has an extensive film career in addition to her work on Mad Men, and was most recently seen with Nicolas Cage and guy Pearce in Seeking Justice, directed by Roger Donaldson, and as Emma Frost in the latest installment of the X-Men series, X-Men First Class. She also appeared alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in Unknown, directed by Juame Collet-Serra, and opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kenneth Branagh in The Boat That Rocked, written and directed by Richard Curtis.
Jones first came to critics' attention for her performance in the film Three Burials of Meliquiades Estrada for actor/director Tommy Lee Jones, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and also starred in the critically ac-claimed festival hit Swedish Auto, and in the Mcg-directed, We Are Marshall opposite Matthew Fox and Matthew McConaughey.
Additional film credits include roles in American Wedding; Anger Management alongside Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson; Love Actually with Colin Firth and Keira Knightly; Bandits with Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis and Cate Blanchett for director/producer Barry Levinson; and Full Frontal directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Pete Campbell continued to feel underappreciated by the agency's name partners despite his success at bringing in new business. He parlayed Trudy's unexpected pregnancy into coercing his father-in-law, Tom vogel, to give SCDP the vicks account. He romanced a lucrative defense contract from North American Aviation, only to have the situation turn into a crisis when security clearance issues threatened to reveal Don Draper's past. Pete sacrificed the account, and his own reputation as an account man, in order to cover for Don's transgressions. Pete was repaid for his efforts when the partners were asked for cash collateral to keep the agency in business, and Don covered Pete's share.
Vincent Kartheiser first came to television viewer's attention as -Connor' on the hit series, Angel, and has also had roles in many other series, including Sweet Justice and ER. Most recently seen alongside Justin Timberlake in the science fiction thriller In Time, Kartheiser has appeared in over a dozen feature films including, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia directed by Rob Schmidt opposite Monica Keena; Larry Clark's Another Day in Paradise opposite James Woods and Melanie griffith; and Dandelion opposite Taryn Manning which screened at Sundance in 2004, and was directed by Mark Milgard.
Peggy Olson wrestled with her creative ambition and her rising place in SCDP, which threatened to eclipse her chance at happiness in her personal life. As a young person experiencing the tide of social change, she met and fell in love with headstrong political writer, Abe Drexler. Peggy broke through a personal wall with Don during a pivotal all-night work session in which she expressed her resentment over his inability to acknowledge her contributions to the agency, then helped him weather the loss of his friend, Anna Draper. She effectively saved the agency when, together with Ken Cosgrove, Peggy brought in the first piece of new business since the dry spell after losing Lucky Strike.
Elisabeth Moss has received two Emmy® Award nominations, a golden globe® nomination, and two Screen Actors guild® Award nominations for outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, as well as an Emmy® Award nomination for outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She has also joined with the entire cast to win the Screen Actors guild® Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for three consecutive years. Prior to Mad Men, Moss played -Zoey Bartlett,' daughter to Martin Sheen's president, for seven seasons on Aaron Sorkin's critically acclaimed and award-winning drama, The West Wing. On the big screen, Moss will next be seen in Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion, opposite Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline, as well as in Walter Salles's adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac novel On The Road. She is currently filming the lead role in Top of the Lake, Jane Campion's highly-anticipated six part miniseries for the BBC and the Sundance Channel.
Moss's additional film credits include Did You Hear About The Morgan's?, Get Him To The Greek, The Missing, Girl Interrupted, Mumford, A Thousand Acres and Virgin, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.
Joan Harris struggled to make peace with the disappointment of her marriage to greg, accepting his decision to deploy to vietnam as a military surgeon. In a moment of weakness and vulnerability, she succumbed to Roger Sterling's advances and later learned that she was pregnant with his baby. Joan decided to terminate the pregnancy, but backed out at the last minute. Disillusioned by Roger's inept behavior with the loss of Lucky Strike, she ended things with him and allowed greg to believe the child was his.
Christina Hendricks' flawless portrayal as brash and sassy office manager Joan Harris, has earned her critical acclaim, including two Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and the 2011 Critics' Choice Television Award for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She has also joined with the entire cast to win the Screen Actors guild® Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for three consecutive years. Hendricks began her career as the opportunistic, career-climbing intern on Showtime's Beggars and Choosers, which led to a production deal with John Wells. Additional television credits include starring with Taye Diggs in the comedy Kevin Hill, the TNT original series The Big Time, and ABC's The Court in which she starred opposite Sally Field. Hendricks had a recurring role on the extremely successful drama series ER and also recurred on Joss Whedon's Firefly, Life and Notes From the Underbelly. Additionally, Hendricks has guest starred on some of primetime's highest rated shows including Body of Evidence, Cold Case, and Without a Trace.
Hendricks film credits include her startling role alongside Ryan gosling and Carey Mulligan in the critically acclaimed Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, as well as I Don't Know How She Does It opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and greg Kinnear, and Life as We Know It for director greg Berlanti. She recently began work on Bomb, alongside Annette Bening and Elle Fanning with director Sally Porter and completed work on the independent feature Leonie, for director Hisako Matsui and The Family Tree for director vivi Friedman. Additional film credits include La Cucina, South of Pico and Driving Lessons with Dermot Mulroney and Hope Davis.
Roger Sterling faced a crisis of relevance at the new agency when their biggest account and his only important client, Lucky Strike, left SCDP. In denial, Roger hid this news from his partners and Joan, even pretending not to know when Ken Cosgrove learned the truth and revealed it to the others.
Don and Roger became at odds over the loss, which was exacerbated by Don's public letter denouncing tobacco accounts for the future. Even writing a book of his memoirs as an ad man proved an exercise in failure for Roger; he was forced to self-publish a tome only his wife, Jane Sterling, was interested in reading.
One of the most respected actors in the Hollywood community, John Slattery continues to win audiences over with his stellar scene-stealing work in television, film and on stage. For his work as Roger Sterling, he has earned four Emmy® nominations and a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and as a member of the Mad Men ensemble joined with the entire cast to win the Screen Actors guild® Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for three consecutive years. Recently he also added the title of director to his list of credits, having directed two episodes of Mad Men, in the fourth season and one for the upcoming fifth season.
On the big screen, Slattery will next be seen in Liza Johnson's Return, alongside Linda Cardellini and Mi-chael Shannon, and in Brian Savelson's In Our Nature, opposite gabrielle Union, Zach gilford and Jena Malone, which premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Slattery was last seen on the big screen in Universal's The Adjustment Bureau, with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. His additional film credits include Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2, Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers, Mike Nichols' Charlie Wilson's War, Terry george's Reservation Road, Mike Newell's Mona Lisa's Smile, opposite Julia Roberts, Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, Joel Schumacher's Bad Company, and Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Slattery is currently in production on Lance Edmands' Bluebird, an ensemble drama that was part of the Sundance Directing Lab which co-stars Amy Morton and Margo Martindale. Past television credits include Desperate Housewives (for which he shared a SAg nomination for 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble"), Homefront, Ed, HBO's K Street and the drama Jack & Bobby. He has also been seen in highly memorable guest appearances on Sex & The City, Will & Grace and Judging Amy.
Lane Pryce's personal life became tumultuous as his foothold in the agency grew. As their financial officer, he enjoyed the sheen of being associated with a dynamic new company, becoming sexually adventurous and open to the possibilities for a single man in New York. He engaged in a love affair with a Playboy bunny and resolved to let his troubled marriage disintegrate. However, these plans were crushed by a visit from his dictatorial and abusive father. Lane's initial tension at the office with Joan morphed into a friendship, and he initiated a promotion for her, albeit without pay after the loss of Lucky Strike and firing half the staff.
A classically trained stage actor and former member of London's famed Royal Shakespeare Company, Jared Harris' prolific career continuously showcases his chameleon-like ability to morph from one character to another.
Harris' extensive film career includes his recent turn as Professor James Moriarty alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law for director guy Ritchie in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. He also appeared opposite Harrison Ford and Brendan Frasier in Extraordinary Measures, and with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in David Fincher's critically acclaimed film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Harris made his film debut in 1989's The Rachel Papers, which was the directorial debut of his brother Damian, and since then has gone on to appear in over fifty films in a wide array of roles, including a riveting portrayal of Andy Warhol in the acclaimed I Shot Andy Warhol, and the sleazy Russian cab driver, Vladimir, in Todd Solondz's Happiness, for which the cast received the 1999 National Board of Review Acting Ensemble Award. Additional credits include Last of the Mohicans, Natural Born Killers, Sylvia and Ocean's Twelve among others.Most recently, Harris completed work on Steven Spielberg's upcoming film Lincoln, in the role of Ulysses S. grant.
In television, Harris has accumulated an impressive list of credits in both England and the U.S., including a highly acclaimed performance as Henry vIII for the BBC production of The Other Boleyn Girl. Additional BBC credits include the mini-series To The Ends of the Earth and the starring role in Coup! Stateside, Harris has been seen in recurring roles for both The Riches and Fringe and has guest-starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Without a Trace.
Megan Drape is Don Draper's wife and a copywriter at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. A native of Montreal, Megan is originally hired as SCDP's receptionist and comes to Don's attention when she participates in Faye Miller's focus group for Pond's Cold Cream. When Sally runs away from home and pulls a tantrum rather than leave with Betty, Megan comforts Sally, succeeding where Faye Miller had failed. Megan becomes Don's secretary after Miss Blankenship dies. Early in her tenure Megan, unaware of his secret past, precipitates a crisis by filling out and submitting an inaccurate security-clearance application. Anxious to make up for her mistake, Megan asks to stay late to learn more about the ad business. Don quizzes Megan about her background. 'You're in my head all day," she says, 'and you don't know anything about me." Moments later the two have sex on Don's sofa. Megan accompanies Don and the kids on a California vacation after Betty fires their nanny Carla, and Megan's ease with his children endears him. Don and Megan have sex one night in her room. Afterward he asks if Megan thought this might happen. She did, she confesses. Don comments that Megan doesn't know anything about him. 'You have a good heart," she answers, 'and I know that you're always trying to be better."
A native of Montréal, Jessica Paré began her acting career there at the age of 17, working on the miniseries Bonnano. Months later she was handpicked to star in the celebrity satire, Stardom, and since then has continued to turn heads in a variety of films, series and mini-series, throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Pare's film credits include Hot Tub Time Machine in which she co-starred with John Cusack and Rob Corddry, Lost and Delirious for director Léa Pool, and Bollywood/Hollywood with director Deepa Mehta. Her television credits include the tele-film Lives of the Saints alongside Sophia Loren and Kris Kristofferson and a recurring role on the series Jack & Bobby. Paré recently completed filming Red CoatJustice for director S. Wyeth Clarkson and is on the festival circuit promoting two Canadian films she has roles in, The Trotsky directed by Jacob Tierney and Suck directed by Rob Stefaniuk.
Originally passed over to join the new agency, Ken Cosgrove was rehired as an account executive by Lane Pryce and brought choice clients with him from McCann. Pitted again opposite Pete, the two of them struck a tenuous truce and decided to work together, until Don, Roger and Pete pressured Ken to bring in his father-in-law's company, Dow-Corning, as new business. Ken refused, rekindling resentment and forging a division between himself and the rest of accounts. Ken's working friendship with Peggy, however, proved stronger than ever.
Aaron Staton is a 2004 graduate of Carnegie Mellon Uni-versity with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. Staton's film credits include roles in August Rush, directed by Kristen Sheridan and The Nanny Diaries, directed by Shari Berman and Robert Pulcini. Additional television cred-its include a recurring role on The Good Wife, and appearances on Law and Order: SVU and Without A Trace.
Harry Crane continued at the new agency as head of the one-man Television Department and enjoyed his growing importance in the company as television became a more significant outlet for advertising. He flaunted his connections to stars and producers. His lascivious pursuit of a beautiful young actress provided the lead for Topaz hosiery, the client that broke SCDP's losing streak.
Rich Sommer's extensive stage credits include -Todd' in Far Away; -Mike' in A Lie of the Mind; and -William gibbs' in Off the Map. Sommer will make his Broadway debut this summer in Roundabout's production of Harvey. On the small screen, Sommer has appeared in numerous commercials and had roles in some of television's most popular series, including The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order, CSI, and Burn Notice. Sommer made his feature film debut as Anne Hathaway's drinking buddy -Doug' in The Devil Wears Prada and recently completed work on Fairhaven opposite Sarah Paulson and Chris Messina and The Giant Mechanical Man with Jenna Fischer and Topher grace.
A student, performer and teacher of improvisation, Sommer received his training and experience with The Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.
Patriarch Bertram Cooper continued to offer guidance to the SCDP partners.Cooper faced mortality with the death of long-time employee, Miss Blankenship, then exploded when Don's anti-tobacco letter in the New York Times humiliated the partners by omission.After declaring Don Draper a monster, he resigned from the agency.
One of the few actors to have won Tony Awards for both Best Actor in a Play and Best Actor in a Musical, Robert Morse's impressive career has spanned more than six decades and includes notable roles in television and film projects in addition to his stage work. Morse's musical award came in 1962 with his unforgettable performance as -J. Pierrepont Finch' in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Frank Loesser/Abe Burrows/Bob Fosse musical of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." The dramatic nod came in 1990 with his triumphant portrayal of Truman Capote in the tour de force, one-man show,'American Playhouse: Tru." The PBS presentation of 'Tru" later earned Morse a 1993 Emmy® Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special as well. Morse made his film debut in 1956's The Proud and Profane, and in addition to reprising his Tony winning role in the 1967 film version of How to Succeed in Business, for director David Swift, Morse also appeared as Walter Matthau's philandering buddy/advisor in the gene Kelly-directed A Guide for the Married Man and in the cult favorite The Loved One. On television, Morse appeared in a continuing role in the medical drama City of Angels, and in an Oliver Stone mini-series Wild Palms, among various memorable television guest appearances.
Sally Draper continued to struggle with the changes in her life brought about by her parents' divorce, Betty's sudden remarriage, and Don's erratic bachelor lifestyle, all in the wake of her burgeoning puberty. She became increasingly rebellious and acted out with both Betty and Don. Her friendship with glen Bishop and reliance on his advice, even over that of her therapist, Dr. Edna, helped get her through difficult transitions in her family life. Betty became jealous when she caught Sally and glenn secretly meeting, and punished them by announcing that the family would move away from Ossining.
Now in her fifth season as Sally Draper, Kiernan Shipka is at the beginning of what is sure to be a long and successful career. In addition to her work on Mad Men, Shipka has also appeared in guest roles on a number of other television series including, Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23, ADtv, Cory In The House, Heroes and Monk. Her feature credits include Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, as the only human who could hear the animals speak opposite the voices of Alec Baldwin and Bette Midler, and roles in Land of The Lost and Lower Learning.
Stan Rizzo is the Art Director at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Stan comes to the agency from DDB, where he was involved with an anti-bigotry commercial for Lyndon Johnson's presidential campaign. Peggy Olson teams up with Stan on vicks and other accounts, but the two clash over his working methods and his taunts that she's sexually repressed. 'Why is it so hard for you to accept that man's natural state is nude?" asks Stan, who flirts with female staffers and reads Playboy magazine for inspiration. Working late one night, Peggy calls Stan's bluff and begins removing her clothes. 'You're lazy and you have no ideas," she says, challenging him to 'get liberated." The two strip naked, but Stan is uninspired creatively and eventually puts his clothes back on. 'You win," he says, calling Peggy the 'smuggest bitch in the world." Despite the surface antagonism, Stan occasionally comes on to Peggy. Taking advantage of her nervousness before a presentation for client Playtex, Stan leads Peggy in a deep-breathing exercise that ends with him kissing her. Peggy pulls away. 'Why do you keep making me reject you?" she asks. Stan takes revenge by not revealing to Peggy that her lipstick is smeared during an important presentation for Playtex executives.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Jay Ferguson moved to Los Angeles and embarked on his acting career at age 14 when cast in the role of -Ponyboy' in the series adaptation of the feature The Outsiders, and has been working steadily in television, film and stage roles ever since. Ferguson's feature credits include Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me and John Singleton's Higher Learning and he will next be seen in a lead role opposite Zac Efron in the The Lucky One, based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel for Oscar-nominated director Scott Hicks. His extensive television credits include series regular roles on Judging Amy, Sleeper Cell, Surface, Easy Money and Evening Shade as well as guest appearances on Castle, Burn Notice and The Ghost Whisperer
Mad Man Season 5 starts April 12th at 8.30pm on Movie Extra.