On this week's Mad Men, Betty indulged her latest Daddy issues, Don tried to stave off deals with devils, Peggy learned what she's worth to the men in her life, and Joan was tragically absent. Everyone is expendable.
We see our heros and heroines in odd situations: Betty sensual, Peggy naked in bed with an unknown man, and Don face-down on a hotel floor.
Back at the office, Don tries to impress Conrad Hilton by ordering his secretary to hold his calls. The look on her face is priceless.
Betty's fellow Junior Leaguers have read the recent blockbuster environmental book Silent Spring, and invoke it in their fight against an ugly water tower in their neighborhood. Also: "It's not adorable to pretend like you're not adorable," apparently.
Betty sneaks a call in Don's office with Henry Francis, her new father-surrogate. Notice at the end, she pulls on the Don's always-locked Bluebeard drawer to see if he left it unlocked, and then gives up.
"Can I keep it?" Duck tries to woo Peggy to his new firm with the lure of an ugly Hermes scarf.
A Melba Toast box! A callback to Betty's complaining that all the Melba Toast was gone.
Betty's all over herself in that sundress — about to cheat on the vibrating clothesdryer, perhaps?
Betty tells crush Henry Francis "We all have skills we don't use."
Sally's teacher thinks she's so hot, and tries the "hitting on you by pretending you're hitting on me" trick, but Don blocks her advances by telling her "I'm not bored."
Roger Sterling: the Kramer of this show.
Don, seeming to forget that she knows where the bodies are buried, is a total dick to Peggy. "Every time I turn around you've got your hand in my pocket. There's not one thing that you've done here that I couldn't live without. You're good, get better, stop asking for things." Funny how Cooper could say the same thing to Don!
New email signature: "I wanna take you in that bedroom, lock the door, take your clothes off with my teeth, throw you on the bed, and give you a go around like you've never had."
Betty knows Don's contract with Sterling Cooper is a proxy for his contract with her. "Where do you think you'll be in three years?"
Don meets wholesome draft-dodgers Doug and Sandy, and takes the red pill(s).
Oops, the red pill means Don has to watch his father tell a dirty joke about hillbillies. Worst Matrix ever!
The hippie robbers called Don "Cadillac." So his ensuing injuries are, of course, a "fender bender."
Betty gets the fainting couch of her sex dreams.
Cooper reminds Don that he's in no position to fight the contract, because of what Cooper knows. You might even say he's lucky to even get to sign a contract like that, when plenty of full grown men who are who they say they are would be happy to sign away three years of their lives to Sterling Cooper.