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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Matthew Weiner said in an interview for amc.com that the structure of this episode was inspired by several Max Ophüls anthology films that tell different stories in the same movie; these include La Ronde and Le Plaisir. See more
When Don and Megan are in the car, Megan asks Don to roll down his window when he starts smoking. Even though he makes the motion of cranking the lever, the reflection of his suit can be seen all the way to the top of the completely closed window, even on the close-up. However, Don cranks open the wing window, not the main window, therefore this is not a goof. See more
A client left here unhappy yesterday because you have a little girl running everything.
My department is fine. We just need more bodies, but Lane won't let us.
You've been on love leave. It's amazing things are going as well as they are with as little as you are doing.
It's none of your business.
This *is* my business.
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