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Season 3 Episode 24

Towers of Zenith Part 2: Samurai Adman

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 22, 1990 on ABC
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Michael's career is on the line as the hostile takeover attempt of DAA heats up.

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    Timothy Busfield

    Timothy Busfield

    Elliot Francis Weston

    Mel Harris

    Mel Harris

    Hope Murdoch Steadman

    Ken Olin

    Ken Olin

    Michael Steadman

    Patricia Wettig

    Patricia Wettig

    Nancy Krieger Weston

    Marc Levy

    Marc Levy

    Gus Hennessy (voice)

    Guest Star

    Harry Johnson

    Harry Johnson

    Shadow #2

    Guest Star

    Joseph Chapman

    Joseph Chapman

    Shadow #1

    Guest Star

    David Clennon

    David Clennon

    Miles Drentell

    Recurring Role

    Richard Cummings Jr.

    Richard Cummings Jr.

    Mark Harriton

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      • It's revealed that DAA came into being in 1984, when Miles became partners with Jack Ashley and Duncan Arthur. Earlier the company had been known as Ashley & Arthur, founded in 1947. It went public in 1979. Miles is the largest stockholder with 30%.

      • When Michael is arguing against administering polygraph tests, he tells Miles that he can't start with Mark (a black man), then next he mentions "or Wasserman, or any of the women for that matter," implying that Angel Wasserman, in addition to being female, is Jewish. Michael says the only way to avoid the appearance of bias is to start with himself. Yet Michael is Jewish, also. It can be argued that he's also the most powerful man in the company besides Miles, which eclipses his minority status, but it still seems to undermine his argument about bias in the selection.

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      • The use of a spy in the guise of a plumber is a sly allusion to the White House "plumbers" group that operated during the Nixon administration. This group of White House operatives, which included E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, engaged in many clandestine and covert activities, sometimes illegally, on behalf of the president.

      • Polly Draper, Peter Horton and Melane Mayron are credited but don't appear.

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