It's Valentine's Day 1962, approximately 15 months since we last saw these cast of characters. On personal fronts, Don and Betty seem to have settled into an agreement of sorts that Don will try to be a better husband and father. Although Don makes a romantic gesture for Valentine's - dinner and a hotel stay at the Savoy Hotel - both Betty and Don realize there are still unspoken problems in their marriage. Joan and Roger have cooled off their romance, with Joan now actively dating. Pete and Trudy have worked out their early problems to now have what seems to be a supportive marriage, although the one stress in their lives is that they have not yet conceived a baby. And after an undisclosed leave of absence, Peggy has returned to her copy writers job at Sterling Cooper. There is much speculation among the men at the office as to Peggy's obvious weight loss, some speculating - correctly - that she had a baby, but wrong in that it is Don's (what else could explain Peggy's meteoric rise ... Written by
Did You Know?
The new machine in the office is the Xerox 914, the first one-piece plain paper photocopier. See more
Time has elapsed between Season 1 and Season 2 which is established to take place in 1962 so this episode is actually set in February 1962, not February 1961, when A Tour of the White House
aired. See more
You are the product. You feeling something. That's what sells. Not them. Not sex. They can't do what we do and they hate us for it.
References Gone with the Wind
Written by David Carbonara
[Final scene before credits: Don reads from Frank O'Hara's 'Meditations In An Emergency'] See more