What an eventful episode. I don’t know where to begin. Actually, I do but it will just be a few random comments because I remain busier than a frakking bee. Buzz, buzz, buzz.
Roger had been on the periphery this season until Pete brought in some Honda big shots. Pacific theatre veteran Roger pitched several epic fits and the one in front of the Honda-men was super cringeworthy even for a show that specializes in cringeworthiness. Is that a word? If not, it oughta be. The other partners were NOT pleased with Roger’s kamikaze act but at least he’s a witty bigot, if such a thing is possible.
Young Sally Draper continues to act more and more like a future Manson girl. First, she was a real cut-up and applied scissors to her locks and whacked away while Don was on a date with Betty-clone Bethany. Second, she was caught diddling herself while watching theMan From UNCLE. Stepdad Henry convinced Betty that the kid needed therapy instead of slapping so we met Dr. Edna for the first time. Did the reference to Grandpa Gene foreshadow a horrible revelation? Or is Sally a mess because she blames herself for her crappy parents divorce?
Finally, on the business front, I loved the con game that Don pulled on the competing agency and his douchey rival, Ted. In the end, Don’s chicanery won SCDP a shot at Honda’s car account, which was described by Lane as “a motorcycle with doors.” Be that as it may, landing that account could make SCDP one of the big boys if they can hold on to it. That means they really need to keep “White Hair” away from the Honda honchos.
End of mediocre summary with a few decent jokes. Comment away, y’all.