Mad Men Amsterdam Episode

By: Eric Harmon | Posted: 08th November 2010

"Completely new Amsterdam" could be the fourth episode of Mad Men Season One, and features the misdirected attempts at ambition that almost causes Pete Campbell to lose his career. The Bethlehem Steel company is really a huge take into account any ad company to own, and Pete recognizes that landing such an account would make his career inside the company and also to a bigger extent the complete industry.
Pete decides to look at a risk by pitching his ad ideas to the lead Bethlehem Steel person in control of marketing, and eventually ends up ruffling Don Draper's feathers because of perceived overstepping of corporate hierarchy. Don pushes to fire Pete outright, and it's a good-standing clash between two virtually identical characters in Don and Pete where it can be argued that Don sees an excessive amount of himself with his fantastic own past mistakes in everyday life vicariously through Pete Campbell.
The firing doesn't take, as Pete's inlaws represent an important possible future account (Clearasil facial wash) and ultimately Don's all-consuming power at Sterling-Cooper is overruled through the partners (Roger Sterling and Bertram Cooper themselves) and only keeping Pete around instead of sending him on the arms of an rival ad company. Pete's personal every day life is in almost just as much disarray, as he tries to humble himself by asking the father he never truly respected for the money in order to afford a new apartment for himself and his awesome wife.
Pete's father is harsh, and doesn't agree with Pete's selection of a profession, and ultimately rejects Pete's request, giving him no choice but must his inlaws (his wife Trudy Campbell's parents) who happily accept front them the cash-but the action of depending on his wife's resources severely insults Pete's pride as a man in the process since he feels he should not have been forced to ask for her assistance to provide everything they want.
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