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The Flood
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Season 6 Episode 4
Air date 28 April 2013
Written by Tom Smuts and Matthew Weiner
Directed by Chris Manley

To Have and To Hold
For Immediate Release


Peggy plans for the future. Roger courts a potential client.


Bobby starts to peel wallpaper off his wall when he notices it doesn't properly line up. Peggy plans to purchase an apartment but is hesistant about its location. Her boyfriend seems uninterested in the entire process. At the New York Advertising Club's annual awards banquet, the festivities are overshadowed by the news of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, which sends the city into a panic. Pete calls Trudy and offers to stay at her house, but she refuses. Henry travels to the city hall to help manage the crisis. 

The next day at work, Pete and Harry argue about make-goods from last night's pre-empted TV shows. Don meets with a bizarre property insurance businessman who pitches a bizarre campaign involving a molotov cocktail; he claims he was visited by the ghost of Martin Luther King, Jr. and proceeds to speaks in a Native American language. Ginsberg's father sets him up on a sudden date with a pretty girl to whom he admits that he's never engaged in sexual intercourse. Betty calls Don and demands that he pick up the kids, but Don must drive through Harlem at night to get return to his apartment.

Planet of the Apes

The next day, Megan takes Sally to a vigil in the park while Don takes Bobby, who is grounded from watching TV, to see Planet of the Apes at a movie theater. Bobby tries to say a word of encouragement to a black theater attendant. That evening, Megan tells Don she's disappointed that she can't read Don's emotions about King's death. Don tells her that he faked loving his children for their entire lives, but he recently had a true, real moment of affection toward one of them. Bobby is worried that Henry might be killed, but Don consoles him to sleep. Don then walks onto his balcony and watches the city at night.


Main Star

Guest Star

  • Teyonah Parris as Dawn
  • Charlie Hofheimer as Abe Drexler
  • Brian Markinson as Arnold Rosen
  • Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen
  • Lennon Parham as Ginny Hunt
  • Nicole Hayden as Beverly Farber
  • Yaani King as Phyllis
  • William Mapother as Randall Walsh
  • Stephen Mendel as Morris Ginsberg
  • Alison Brie as Trudy Campbell
  • Ross Marquand as Paul Newman
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