It's December 1967 and Don is in Hawaii with Meagan on a working holiday. They're staying at the Royal Hawaiian hotel, a client, so that Don can get an idea of what it's like for their new ad campaign. He has an interesting encounter with an army private currently serving in Vietnam but on leave to get married. He has a proposition for Don. They return home to finds their doorman, who had a serious heart attack standing in front of them, on the job. Megan is concerned that her employers may be diminishing her TV role. At the office, the firm has expanded to include the floor above but Don is not too happy to find that his office furniture has been rearranged. Roger Sterling learns that his mother has died. Betty takes a motherly interest in Sally's friend Sandy who lives next door and whose mother died recently. Sandy has an adventurous streak that Betty perhaps wishes she had at her age. At her new employer, Peggy Olson faces something of a crisis when recent news may force her to ...
Did You Know?
Peggy tells the minister on the phone: "I think it's going to be Oakland or Houston against Green Bay." This is a reference to what teams will be playing in the Super Bowl, and in fact in the Oakland Raiders defeated the Houston Oilers for the AFL championship, only to lose to the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. See more
The young soldier Don meets in the bar introduces himself as a PFC. But when we see him at the wedding ceremony on the beach, his dress uniform has the "mosquito wings" stripes signifying the Vietnam era rank of an E2 , one below the E3 PFC. [At the time of the wedding in December, 1967, the insignia was correct for a PFC E-3. The rocker stripe was not added to the PFC insignia until May 28, 1968, at which time the single stripe was assigned to Private E-2.] See more
[reading from Dante's Inferno
I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone, in a dark wood.
References From Here to Eternity
Nocturne in E-Flat Major-Op. 9 No. 2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin See more