Marilyn Monroe has just passed away, and Joan and many of the women in the office are feeling the loss of a person with who they could identify. Betty and Don are still on bad terms with each other, and don't have all the answers in how to deal with their situation publicly. The ball is basically in Betty's court on the next step. She takes some solace in her horseback riding in the company of Arthur Case, but privately she is still not taking her problems with Don very well. Don finally confides at least to Roger and Jane about the fact that he is no longer at home, the information which creates some unexpected issues with others. On other office fronts, Freddy embarrasses himself just before a presentation to clients, this embarrassment a manifestation of over-drinking. He is lucky that this embarrassment did not happen in front of the clients. Because of this issue, Roger and Duck feel that Freddy should take an extended leave of absence, effectively meaning that he should be fired...
Did You Know?
The boxer in the bar is Floyd Patterson. At the time Patterson was the heavyweight champion. He would lose the title to Sonny Liston a month later in September of 1962. See more
During the night out on the town to fire Mr. Rumsen, Don's facial hair grows exceedingly fast within a span of 20 minutes. See more
You just don't imagine her ever being alone. She was so famous.
Some people just hide in plain sight.
References Horse Feathers
The Pot Can't Talk About The Kettle
Performed by Helene Smith See more