The same day is seen through the eyes of three people: Peggy, Roger and Don. The start for the day is the same for all three: Roger invites Don on a boys only romp to visit the business of a client - the Howard Johnson's in Plattsburg - so that Roger can avoid an evening out with Jane later that evening. Don instead invites Megan to go along, which means that both Don and Megan will be abandoning the Heinz team at their pitch meeting that day, leaving that responsibility to Peggy, and that Roger is left out in the cold with regard to the Howard Johnson's outing. An incident at the Heinz pitch meeting leaves Peggy contemplating both her professional life at SCDP and her personal life with Abe. A second incident at Don and Megan's outing leaves Megan wondering if she can have both a professional and personal life with Don, or if she even wants anything to do with Don, while Don tries to regain some lost control over the situation and a situation brought to his attention the following ... Written by
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In the "Inside Episode 506" video produced by AMC, showrunner Matthew Weiner says that Peggy's actions during this episode (pitching a campaign to a client; insulting the client's taste in a confrontational way; going to a movie in the middle of the workday; having an anonymous sexual encounter) represent her idea of what a typical day in Don Draper's life must be like. Weiner says: "Peggy has this moment where she tries to be Don and fails, and then goes and has Peggy's version of Don's day: sexually irresponsible and drunk and working." See more
When Roger and Jane drop acid at Jane's psychiatrist's apartment, Roger uncaps a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka. Stolichnaya, distilled in then Soviet Russia, was unavailable in the west until a 1972 deal with Pepsi to distribute the vodka in the U.S. and the soda in Russia. See more
I have an announcement to make. It's going to be a beautiful day.
References The Naked Prey
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Written by Brian Wilson
& Tony Asher
Performed by The Beach Boys See more