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 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
Why didn't you tell me you had a family? Your father is nice.
He's not my real father. People don't understand.
Are you adopted?
Actually, I'm from Mars. It's fine if you don't believe me, but that's where I'm from. I'm a full-blooded Martian. Don't worry, there's no plot to take over Earth. I'm just displaced.
I can tell you don't believe me. That's okay. We're a big secret. They even tried to hide it from me. That man, my "father", told me a story I was born in a concentration...
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