Don's acquaintance, Connie, better known to the rest of the world as Conrad Hilton, stops by the office on an unexpected visit. As a start, he wants to transfer the advertising business of his New York hotels to Sterling Cooper. Don is reluctant to specify the nature of Connie's visit to the staff, who are all abuzz about Don even knowing the powerful Hilton, let alone the possibility of working on a campaign for Hilton Hotels. On the pretense of the new Hilton account, Bertram, Roger and Lane discuss an administrative issue with Don. Betty gets caught in the middle of the battle between Don and the partners. Don himself gets caught up in two other unusual incidents, the first with Sally's teacher Miss Farrell, and the second with a couple he picks up who are hitchhiking to Niagara Falls. Both incidents make him ponder his future. At the office, Pete has definitely made up his mind not to accept Duck's offer for a position at Gray Advertising, especially with the possibility of the ... Written by
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Action takes place from July 20, 1963, the day of the solar eclipse, until July 23, 1963. See more
Much is made of the fact that Don Draper does not have a "contract". However, early in the series (at least two years before he meets Conrad Hilton, who forces the issue) Don is made a partner with 12.5% of the firm.
The paper work surrounding this share offering/grant is a de-facto contract, regardless of anything else associated with Don's work See more
[on Betty's Victorian fainting couch
What were you thinking? It's awful!
It's an antique.
We discussed this for months and we decided antiques were expected. Look around! You have ruined the whole room. If you want to keep it, please do not tell people I did this.