Pete Campbell returns from his honeymoon with tall tales and a big grin on his face. He does tell Peggy Olson that their fling before his marriage was for one night only. Don Draper runs into an old army buddy who knows him under the name of Dick Whitman. He also takes a tour of Rachel Menken's store but in a private moment, their mutual attraction becomes evident. The Drapers have friends over for their daughter's birthday party, including the divorcée who lives down the street. Don however is obviously unhappy with his lot in life and seems to be carrying a burden that is not apparent. Written by
Did You Know?
In the opening scene, Don is sitting in a train looking at a magazine ad with a bemused expression. It is the same Volkswagen "Lemon" ad he later sees in Danny Siegel's portfolio in Mad Men: Waldorf Stories
(2010). See more
During the party scene, a radio announcer introduces a opera broadcast of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro as staring Robert Merrill and Joan Sutherland. Neither Robert Merrill or Joan Sutherland included leading roles in Figaro in their repertoire. See more
[to Rachel Menkin
What is this? You can't convince me for a second that you were ever unloved.
[he pulls her closer and they kiss
References The Goldbergs
Le nozze di Figaro: Overture
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(as W.A. Mozart) See more