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Don continues his journey West and has a nightmare where he's pulled over by police, who say they've been looking for him. He stops for several days in Alva, Oklahoma when his car breaks down. Don is mildly hustled by a young man who gets an extra $10 for finding him some alcohol, and later Don reluctantly attends a veterans' fundraiser to repair one of their homes. Don becomes nervous when introduced to fellow Korean War veteran, Jerry, but is relieved when Jerry says his tour took place after Don had gone home. Don recalls for them how he killed his C.O. after dropping his lighter, causing a fatal explosion. Another vet shares his horror story of World War II. The vets later find the $500 they raised was stolen. They beat up Don, thinking he stole it, and demand it back (taking his car as collateral). Don demands the cash back from the young hustler who set him up, and gives the boy advice about the difficulty of having to be someone you are not. Don returns the cash for his car, and grants the young man's request for a ride to the bus stop. Don then surprises him by giving him his car, yet another material possession, after Don waits for the bus. Betty feels sick while at college and suffers a broken rib when she collapses; X-rays reveal she has advanced lung cancer and may live up to a year, but only if she accepts debilitating treatments. Henry wants her to do that and asks Sally to try to convince her, but Betty stands firm: she gives Sally instructions for dressing and grooming her corpse, and heads back to class. At McCann, Pete gets an unwelcome visit from Duck Phillips that turns into a genuine opportunity for both a career with Learjet and a fresh start with Trudy and Tammy, if they will move with him to Wichita. Trudy agrees.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movies...

The Graduate

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by The Milk and Honey Route part of Mad Men Season 7
The college boys refer to Betty as Mrs. Robinson in reference to this film
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It plays these songs...

Everyday
performed by Buddy Holly and the Crickets

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  • Type: Song
This Song is played in The Milk and Honey Route part of Mad Men Season 7
This song plays in the final scene of the episode as Don sits alone at the bus stop, after giving his Cadillac to Andy. The song continues through the end credits.

Over There
written by

This Song is played in The Milk and Honey Route part of Mad Men Season 7
Don and the other veterans sing this song

It shows these books...

The Godfather
written by
part of The Godfather

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  • Type: Book
This Book is shown on The Milk and Honey Route part of Mad Men Season 7
Don reads this in bed at the motel

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Mad Men Season 7

# Title Air Date
Mad Men
7:1 Time Zones Apr 13, 2014
7:2 A Day's Work Apr 20, 2014
7:3 Field Trip Apr 27, 2014
7:4 The Monolith May 4, 2014
7:5 The Runaways May 11, 2014
7:6 The Strategy May 18, 2014
7:7 Waterloo May 25, 2014
7:8 Severance Apr 5, 2015
7:9 New Business Apr 12, 2015
7:10 The Forecast Apr 19, 2015
7:11 Time & Life Apr 26, 2015
7:12 Lost Horizon May 3, 2015
7:13 The Milk and Honey Route May 10, 2015
7:14 Person to Person May 17, 2015

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