Don and Betty are back together in martial bliss as they await the birth of their next child. Don is daydreaming about an ominous view of his own birth, which may be a sign about Betty's pregnancy. At Sterling Cooper, financial officer Layne Price from the parent British office and his personal secretary John Hooker have been brought in to do some housecleaning. The British way of doing business is foreign to most of those at Sterling Cooper. One-third of the staff is being let go, including Head of Accounts, Burt Peterson. In Burt's old position, Layne installs Pete, much to his relief and excitement. But his excitement is short lived when he learns he will be sharing the job with Ken. They are told in coded language that one of the two will emerge as the sole person in the position based on performance. Also because of Burt's dismissal, Don and Sal are sent to Baltimore in his place to meet with their London Fog account contacts. While in Baltimore, they, masquerading as "Bill" and ... Written by
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According to TV Guide, during the very first makeup test for the show (before shooting the pilot), show creator Matthew Weiner
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(who plays Salvatore Romano) about Sal's sex scene with a hotel bellhop - a scene that would not appear in the series until this episode. See more
When Roger brings cigars and Stoli to Don's office, and is joined consecutively by Pete and Bert, the last asks for brandy, while the others are having Stoli. Pete pours the brandy, but in the close-up Bert is holding a Stoli and Pete has the brandy. See more
London Fog. How ludicrous.
Really. I have one.
So do I.
No, of course. It's just the name. There is no fog in London. There is no London fog.
Are you sure about that?
Quite. Never was. It was the coal dust from the industrial era. Charles Dickens and whatnot.