Megan has been lying to her colleagues, including Don, about her whereabouts at certain times of the day. She is caught in the lie by both Don and Peggy. She is able to make up a credible enough excuse to Don, but Peggy confronts her on it. Based on that discussion, Megan decides to come clean to Don about what she's been doing. Don's reaction surprises her, which leads to a major change at SCDP. But Don's true reaction may actually be closer to what she had anticipated based on an encounter Don has with Peggy. Meanwhile, Pete is still feeling more fulfilled at work as clients, without even having met him, are giving him gifts. But he is feeling more and more restless at home, especially after he learns that his train commuting colleague Howard Dawes has embarked on an affair in the city. Taking a cue from Howard and given the opportunity, Pete embarks on a wannabe affair of his own, the "wannabe" part based on the insecurities of the other party. Written by
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Pete asks Beth to meet him at the Hotel Pennsylvania. The Hotel Pennsylvania was actually the Statler Hilton during this time, and in Season 3 while Don manages advertising for Conrad Hilton, Conrad explains that he wants Don to handle advertising for New York's three Hiltons, including the Statler. See more
Don is given the Beatles' "Revolver" LP by his wife to broaden his musical knowledge. He puts it on the turntable and places the tone arm at the start of the LP. The song that comes out of the gramophone is "Tomorrow Never Knows", the final track on the LP. See more
That takes a lot of guts.
I'll tell you what takes guts: never having money for lunch. She owes me, like, $15 at this point. What am I gonna do - ask Don? Call her? I think it's clear why she left.
That's not why.
Come on, reality got her. You work your ass off for months, bite your nails - for what? Heinz Baked Beans.
References A Hard Day's Night
September In The Rain
Written by Harry Warren
and Al Dubin
Performed by The Wedgewoods See more