Episode Descriptions EPISODE 401 – “Public Relations” Don makes a mistake that jeopardizes the new agency. Synopsis: Who is Don Draper?" a reporter from Advertising Age asks Don over lunch. Don evades the question; Midwesterners don't like talking about themselves, he maintains. He does, however, explain the movielike scenario behind his acclaimed Glo-Coat Floor Wax commercial. Pete arranges a meeting for Roger and Don with two executives from Jantzen swimwear, a potential client. Bikinis are grabbing market share from the company's two-piece suits. They want to compete, says one executive, but "without playing in the gutter." In Don's office, Cooper disparages Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's new headquarters. It's tiny, he says, and he refuses to pretend to outsiders, as Pete does, that the agency occupies two floors. Don scolds Pete about the Jantzen meeting. "They're prudes," Don says. "Get me in a room where I have a chance." Pete frets to Peggy about losing the Sugarberry Ham account. Peggy suggests that they hire actresses to fight over the product at a grocery store. Publicity stunts aren't billable, says Pete, though he concedes that the event might generate news coverage. Don's accountant, meanwhile, tells him that allowing Betty and Henry to remain in the Ossining home past the date stipulated in the divorce settlement is straining his finances. "Leave it alone," says Don. Shifting gears, the accountant asks, "How are your balls?" "Come on," replies Don. Roger interrupts Don's afternoon nap to invite him to Thanksgiving dinner. Don declines. Roger offers to arrange a blind date with Jane's friend Bethany. "You hit it off," says Roger with a leer, "come Turkey Day, maybe you can stuff her." In his apartment that evening, Don views his successful Glo-Coat ad. A boy appears to be imprisoned in a Wild West jail cell. He's actually in a kitchen. "Footprints on a wet floor — that's no longer a hanging offense" is the spot's punch line. Don takes Bethany to a restaurant, where they chat about the civil-rights movement and her career as an opera extra. In the cab afterward, Bethany permits a kiss but requests that Don accept her "weak no" when he presses further. At a diner, Peggy and Pete congratulate two actresses for their convincing skirmish over the ham. The women start fighting again, each accusing the other of striking too hard at the store. Harry, just back from Los Angeles, announces to Joan that he sold a Jai Alai special to ABC. The Advertising Age article describes Don as a "handsome cipher," prompting Roger to complain, "You turned all the sizzle from Glo-Coat into a wet fart.” Bethany enjoyed the date, though, Roger adds.
Pete gleefully recounts to Peggy and Joey, a junior creative staff member, how much Sugarberry liked the stunt. Peggy envisions a campaign with the slogan, "Our hams are worth fighting for." Pete informs the partners that his college pal Ho-Ho is pulling the Jai Alai account because Don didn't mention the client in his interview. "That's the reporter's job," snaps Don. Lucky Strike is now "71 percent of our billings," Lane points out glumly. Cooper proposes a Wall Street Journal interview for Don to counter the negative Ad Age piece. "Turning creative success into business is your work," says Cooper. "And you've failed." Betty and the kids attend Thanksgiving dinner at Henry's mother's house. Sally balks at eating sweet potatoes. Conversation halts after Betty forces a spoonful into her mouth and Sally spits it out. Don, meanwhile, hosts a call girl. "Do it," he tells her during sex. She slaps his face. "Harder," he demands. Peggy calls Don. One of the actresses in the publicity stunt is pressing assault charges against the other. Peggy needs bail and hush money. Peggy and a young man, Mark, arrive at Don's apartment to pick up the cash. "Do you want people to think we're idiots?" Don asks Peggy. Mark defends her. "Who are you?" asks Don. "I'm her fiancé," Mark says. "Fiancé?" Peggy asks later. "It just came out," Mark explains. That night, Henry and Betty snuggle in bed. The mood is broken when they hear Sally dialing the hall phone. Sally says she’s calling Don. "You want to call him to complain how awful I am?" Betty asks Sally. Don takes Sally and Bobby to his apartment the next day. Baby Gene is with Carla, so that Henry and Betty can have an outing. Henry kisses Betty passionately while they're still in the garage. Henry and Betty keep Don waiting the following evening. He requests that they move out or start paying rent. "It's temporary," says Henry. "Trust me, everybody thinks this is temporary," Don snaps. Betty fumes after Don departs, but Henry says that they should move. Betty wants to spare the kids further upheaval. Peggy and Don argue about Sugarberry. Sales are up, boasts Peggy. She risked harming the agency's reputation, Don chastises. "Nobody knows about the ham stunt," counters Peggy, "so our image remains pretty much where you left it," an allusion to the interview. "All we want to do is please you," Peggy reminds him later. Pauline, Henry's mother, tells him that Betty's children are "terrified of her" and that Henry could have gotten what he wanted from Betty without marrying her. Meeting again with Jantzen, Don presents a provocative swimwear layout. A black bar covers the model's breasts. "So well built, we can't show you the second floor" is the slogan. Jantzen is a family company, the executives protest. "You're too scared of the skin your twopiece was designed to show off," Don replies. Don stalks away but returns to kick the executives out of his office. "Call Bert Cooper's man at the Wall Street Journal," Don tells Allison. At lunch with the reporter, Don abandons modesty. "Last year, our agency was being swallowed whole," he says. "I could die of boredom or holster up my guns. So I walked into
Lane Pryce's office and I said, 'Fire us.' Within a year, we'd taken over two floors of the TimeLife Building." EPISODE 402 – “Christmas Comes But Once a Year” The agency gets a new account and adds staff. Sally runs into an old friend. The agency throws a party. At a Christmas-tree lot with her family, Sally sees Glen Bishop. "My mom said that would happen," he says of Don and Betty's divorce. In Don's office, Allison becomes emotional as she reads him a letter from Sally, who regrets that her father can't be with her on Christmas morning. Don hands Allison money to buy his kids presents. Lane has scaled back the office Christmas party, Don informs her, but he'll make sure she gets a bonus. Freddy Rumsen visits Roger and offers the agency Pond's Cold Cream, worth $2 million, in return for a job. Freddy, clean and sober for sixteen months, alludes to being in a "fraternity" with the client. Freddy requests that Pete (who got him fired from the old Sterling Cooper) not handle the account. Freddy's homecoming delights Peggy. Pete gingerly begins to pose a question, presumably about Freddy's drinking problem, but Roger interjects, "We all want to know if you can be Santa at the Christmas party." Glen calls Sally. She hates her home, Sally tells him. "Every time I go around a corner, I keep thinking I'll see my dad." Glen predicts that her mom and dad won't get back together, but that soon Betty and Henry will decide to move. A consumer-research company pitches its services to the agency. The company's female representative, Dr. Faye Miller, asks senior staffers to complete a questionnaire that contains entries like, "How do you feel about your father?" Don abruptly excuses himself. Noise outside Don's apartment awakens him the next morning. "Don't pretend that you've never noticed me," flirts the perpetrator, a nurse named Phoebe who lives in his building and is hanging decorations for her Christmas party. Freddy and Peggy argue about his Pond's concept, which is built around Broadway veteran Tallulah Bankhead. Young women don't respond to beauty tips from older women, says Peggy. This is what the client wants, argues Freddy. They have to deliver it. The agency's creative reputation is also important, Peggy responds. Roger interrupts the discussion, drunk from a wild lunch with Freddy's Pond's contact. Freddy immediately calls his friend and arranges to meet him at a church. "Can't put two and two together?" he asks Peggy as he heads off. Lee Garner Jr. of Lucky Strike calls Roger. Their conversation ends with Roger inviting Lee to the office Christmas party. Disregarding Lane's financial misgivings, Roger instructs Joan to change the party's rating "from convalescent home to Roman orgy."
Mark visits Peggy's apartment. "I want to be your first," he says, calling her "old-fashioned" for wanting to delay having sex. The Swedes, he's read, "make love the minute they feel attracted." Peggy asks him to leave. Phoebe is tidying up after her party when Don arrives home, drunk. "I hate this Christmas," he mumbles. Don paws her lethargically as she puts him to bed. The next morning, Freddy misinterprets a Pond's concept Peggy proposes, thinking it's about women desperate to marry. "Sorry if I hit a nerve there," he says. "Everybody is right about you," she blurts out. "You're old-fashioned." "Man your battle stations!" shouts Joan as Lee Garner Jr. arrives at the office. "We have gifts, girls, and games," she tells him. In Ossining, meanwhile, Glen and a young accomplice trash Sally's house, dumping food all over the kitchen. Back at the party, Lee demands that Roger don Santa's suit. Roger resists at first, but then acquiesces. When Roger reappears, Lee jokes about Santa's big bag. "Don't want you to have a third heart attack," he laughs, putting his arm around Jane. Betty, Henry, and the kids arrive home to a complete mess. Sally's room, though, is spared. On her pillow is a lanyard like one Glen showed her at the tree lot. Faye confronts Don in his office about fleeing her presentation. He says he doesn't see how learning about his childhood will help him sell floor wax. "I saw that ad," she replies. "It's all about somebody's childhood." Their jobs both involve helping people sort out conflicts, she continues. "What I want versus what's expected of me." "That's true," Don agrees. "You'll be married again in a year," Faye predicts. "What?" he asks. "I always forget," she says, "nobody wants to think they're a type." Don returns to his apartment drunk and without his keys. He calls Allison, who finds and delivers them. The two end up having sex. "My goodness," giggles Allison afterward. At work the next day, Peggy and Freddy apologize to each other. Peggy admits that she does want to marry. If so, Freddy advises, she shouldn't have sex beforehand. Her boyfriend won't respect her. But she shouldn't lead him on either. "That is physically very uncomfortable," says Freddy. "Did you enjoy the Führer's birthday?" Don asks Roger on the way to his office. "May he live for a thousand years," laughs Roger. Allison is all smiles, too. In Don's office are his children's presents, all wrapped. "That was quite a party," says Don. "I've probably taken advantage of your kindness on too many occasions." "Excuse me?" she says. "I just wanted to say thank you for bringing my keys," he replies stiffly. Don hands Allison an envelope. "Here's the bonus we talked about," he says. Back at her desk, Allison opens the envelope. The card within contains two 50-dollar bills. "Thanks for all your hard work," reads the note. Allison somberly places the card in her desk drawer.
Peggy and Mark lie in bed. "Do you feel different?" he asks, kissing her. Peggy rests her head on his chest. Don leaves his office late that evening, briefcase in one hand, the presents for his children in the other.
EPISODE 403 – “The Good News” Don takes a trip. Joan has scheduling problems. Don and Lane get to know each other a little better. Joan visits her gynecologist. She and Greg are planning to have children. Alluding to two abortions, Joan asks, "Should I be worried?" "Everything looks fine," the doctor assures her. At the office, Don readies for a New Year's trip. He plans to stop for a day in Los Angeles before continuing to Acapulco. Lane, meanwhile, intends to join his family in London. Joan asks Lane for time off in early-January because Greg has hospital duty during the holidays. "I understand that all men are dizzy and powerless to refuse you," Lane says, "but consider me the incorruptible exception." "Don't go and cry about it," he adds. In Los Angeles, Don visits Anna Draper. She greets him limping because of a broken leg. Anna's sister Patty is helping with chores, along with her college-age daughter Stephanie. Anna invites her niece to stay for dinner. She wants Stephanie to meet Dick, she says, "and I know you've got grass." Back in New York, Greg tells Joan that she should take time off anyway. "We'll make it," he says, even if she loses her job. Joan broaches the subject of his deployment to Vietnam. They don't know that will happen, he tells her. "Just keep marking off the days on the calendar while we keep planning for our future," she snaps. At a restaurant, Don tells Anna the relief he felt after admitting his past to Betty. But, he says, "I could tell the minute she saw who I really was, she never wanted to look at me again." "I'm sorry she broke your heart," says Anna. "I had it coming," Don replies. Don drives Stephanie home. He flirts with her, but they end up discussing his feelings for Anna. Stephanie reveals that her aunt has terminal cancer, though she hasn't been told. "I didn't want you to leave here and not know," says Stephanie. In the morning, wearing boxers and a T-shirt, Don paints Anna’s water-stained wall. When Anna wakes up, he says that he'll be staying longer. The two smoke a joint. "I know everything about you," Anna says, "and I still love you." Patty arrives with groceries. Don, furious that Patty and Stephanie have not told Anna about her cancer, says privately to Patty, "I'm going to assume you've done everything in your limited means" to help Anna, "but I'm here now. She's going to see some real doctors, and she's not going to live in the dark."
Patty has shown Anna’s scans to specialists, she says, and they all concur. "You have no say in the affairs of this family," Patty says. "You're just a man in a room with a checkbook." Patty asks Don to "do the decent thing" and leave before he says something to Anna. Back with Anna, Don tells her he has to leave. At the agency, Joan receives flowers. She storms into Lane's office and recites the accompanying note: "Darling, I've been an ass. Kisses, Lane." Hurling the bouquet at him, she complains that he consistently makes her "feel like a helpless, stupid little girl." Lane explains that a secretarial error resulted in Joan receiving flowers meant for his wife, and vice versa. Don, about to leave Los Angeles, signs "Dick + Anna '64" on the wall he painted. "You know you can call me if you need anything," he says as they hug goodbye. Greg returns from the hospital on New Year's morning. While preparing him a meal, Joan cuts her hand. She wants to go to the emergency room, but he insists on stitching her up himself, charming her with his bedside manner. "I can't fix anything else," he says, "but I can fix this." Instead of flying to Acapulco, Don returns to New York. At the office he finds Lane, who canceled his London trip. "Too much to do," he says. In reviewing the agency's books, Lane continues, he discovered that "although things are precarious financially, it's been a magnificent year." Armed with a flask of liquor that evening, Don and Lane head to a movie theater. The two receive glares for laughing and spouting pseudo-Japanese gibberish during the film. Over dinner, Lane admits that he loves New York, even now that his wife left him. Don declines to give advice on Lane’s marital situation, but offers to have a "lady friend" he was going to meet downtown arrange a date for Lane. Lane agrees somberly, then jumps up: "Look at me!" he shouts, slapping a huge steak on his crotch. "I got a big, Texas belt buckle. Yee haw!" At a nightclub, a comedian pegs Don and Lane as homosexuals, but corrects himself when Candace -- the call girl who visited Don on Thanksgiving Day -- arrives with her friend Janine. "You're not queers," the comedian quips. "You're rich." At Don's apartment, Lane and Janine head to his bedroom and start kissing. Don and Candace remain in the living room. Don is in the kitchen the next morning when Lane stumbles out. "I should pay for the girl," he says, leaving money on the counter. "Thank you for the welcome distraction." On Monday, Lane arrives late to the office for a conference with the executive staff. Joan sits at the head of the table. "Gentlemen," she intones, "Shall we begin 1965?"
EPISODE 404 – “The Rejected” An edict from Roger and Lane puts Pete in a personal dilemma. During a conference call, Don and Roger tag team Lucky Strike's Lee Garner Jr., attempting to ease his concerns about new restrictions on cigarette advertising. When it's not his turn to dissemble, Don fixes cocktails, green-lights Peggy's “indulge yourself” concept for Pond's and grants Faye's request to moderate a focus group with the secretaries. Roger and Lane, meanwhile, inform Pete that Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce must drop Clearasil, his father-in-law Tom’s account. A Pond's executive claims that the companies' products conflict, and the Pond's billings are more valuable. Back on the phone with Lee, Roger insists that the agency isn't overbilling Lucky Strike. Don pretends there is a fire down by Radio City, providing them with an excuse to hang up. Harry tells Pete about a recent outing with Ken. "Kenny's the competition," Pete criticizes. Ken has Mountain Dew, Harry says, inviting Pete to lunch with them the next day. Peggy meets Joyce, an assistant photo editor at Life magazine. Joyce shows Peggy rejected photographs taken by a friend. "My boss hates nudes," Joyce explains. Tom preempts Pete's Clearasil announcement by congratulating him on Trudy's pregnancy. Tom berates himself after realizing that Pete didn't already know. "I feel like my heart's going to burst," says Pete, neglecting to deliver the Clearasil news. Back at home, Pete assures Trudy he doesn’t care how he heard, musing, "It feels much different than I expected." "How would you know what this feels like?" she asks. Trudy suggests that she tell her father about Clearasil. Faye's intentionally self-deprecating remarks set a lighthearted tone for the focus group. Don, Freddy, and Peggy watch from behind a two-way mirror. The conversation turns somber when a woman named Dottie laments that her boyfriend never really noticed her. "It's worse when they notice sometimes," mumbles Allison, looking at the mirror. Don shifts in his chair. Pete, meanwhile, confesses to Lane that he didn't cut Clearasil loose. He's going to be a father, Pete says. "That should take the sting out of all this," says Lane before quickly apologizing. Back in the focus group, Dottie sobs, "I gave him everything, and I got nothing." Allison bolts away in tears; Peggy leaves to console her. "They just want to get married," Freddy concludes. "People cry in these things all the time," Peggy tells Allison. "I can't even say anything because I know he's right out there," says Allison. "You must have gone through everything I've gone through." "Your problem is not my problem," Peggy snaps. Over lunch, Ken accuses Pete of backstabbing. Pete apologizes for any perceived slights, then the two laugh over Ken’s description of life at McCann after the takeover. Ken expresses doubt that his success with Mountain Dew will convince Pepsi to let his agency promote its core product lines.
Explaining that working with him is too awkward, Allison tells Don she’s quitting and asks for a recommendation letter. “Type up whatever you want, and I'll sign it," Don replies. Allison hurls a paperweight at him and stalks away. Joyce invites Peggy to a party that her photographer friend is holding downtown. Trudy and Pete host her parents for dinner. "I'm done auditioning," Pete tells Tom. Success on Clearasil was supposed to lead to "a shot at the big one," Vicks Chemical. "You want the cough syrup?" asks Tom. "I want all of it," Pete demands. Peggy meets Joyce at the party inside a noisy downtown loft. Joyce offers Peggy a joint, then nibbles her ear. "I have a boyfriend," Peggy says. "He doesn't own your vagina," Joyce replies. "No, but he's renting it," laughs Peggy. Don, meanwhile, returns home drunk. He begins typing an apology letter to Allison, but stops after one line. Back at the loft, a writer named Abe dismisses Peggy's copywriting. Peggy compliments Joyce's friend Kellogg on his nudes. "We're looking for photographers," she says. "Art in advertising?" he asks. "Why would anyone do that after Warhol?" A police raid interrupts the conversation. Abe and Peggy hide in a closet. Abe kisses her before she and Joyce flee down the fire escape. At work the next day, Don greets Miss Blankenship, his elderly new secretary. "What'd you do to make them take her out of mothballs?" jokes Roger. Pete announces that he's about to sign the entire Vicks Chemical cough line. A secretary asks Peggy and Joey to sign a card for Pete and Trudy. Peggy walks to Pete's office and congratulates him. Returning to her own office, she bangs her head against the desk. Faye informs Don that the discussion group rejected Peggy’s “indulge yourself” concept. She proposes that ads should link Pond's to matrimony. "Hello, 1925," scoffs Don. "You stick your finger in people's brains, and they just start talking," he continues. "Not only does it have nothing to do with what I do, it's nobody's business." Peggy leaves for lunch with Joyce just as Pete and other executives prepare to take Tom out. Joyce's crew hangs outside the reception area. Standing with them, Peggy looks over her shoulder at Pete. He catches her gaze. Outside his apartment that evening, Don watches as his elderly female neighbor wheels her groceries down the hallway. "Did you get pears?" her husband asks repeatedly. "We'll discuss it inside," she says. EPISODE 405 – “The Chrysanthemum and The Sword” Don and Pete go against Roger in efforts to win a new account. A New York Times reporter calls to solicit Don's reaction to rival agency Cutler Gleason and Chaough landing the Clearasil and Jai Alai accounts. "Every time Don Draper looks in his rearview mirror, he sees me," the reporter quotes CGC’s Ted Chaough as boasting. "I've never heard of him," Don replies.
Pete arranges a meeting with the Honda motorcycle company, which is expanding into automobile production. Pete's "new yellow buddies," Roger protests, killed his friends during World War II. "The war is over," comments Bert. Pete says that he's reading the book The Chrysanthemum and the Sword to familiarize himself with Japanese customs. Phoebe arrives at Don's apartment to watch Sally and Bobby while their father dines at Benihana. Don tells Sally that he has a date. "I don't like that," she says. While Don is at dinner, Sally hacks off her hair. "You have short hair and Daddy likes it," she tells Phoebe. "Are you and Daddy doing it?" Sally asks. At Benihana, Don and his date Bethany sit with other diners watching the tableside chef. Ted Chaough, also scoping out the Japanese restaurant, spots Don and goads him by predicting victory with Honda. "Who's he?" asks Bethany. "Some fly I keep swatting away," Don replies. Back home, Don carps at Phoebe about the response he'll receive from Betty over Sally's hair. Betty slaps Sally when she sees her hair. Little girls do things like this, counsels Henry. Punishment will only make matters worse. Smiling, Betty calls him soft. At the office, the partners minus Roger greet two Honda executives and their translator, who explains the rules for a competition between the agencies for Honda’s business. Roger arrives uninvited and insults the executives with references to atomic bombs and "Jap crap." Cooper humbly apologizes. Pete accuses Roger of sabotaging him because new accounts reduce the agency's dependence on Lucky Strike and therefore Roger himself. Roger lunges at Pete, but Don intervenes. At her friend Laura's slumber party, Sally lifts her nightgown while watching television. Laura's mother catches Sally and immediately drives her home. Privately, the mother notifies Betty that Sally was playing with herself. "You don't do those things," Betty scolds Sally later. "You especially don't do them in public." "It's one thing after another," Henry points out, suggesting that Betty seek professional help for Sally. Betty admits to having seen a psychiatrist herself. "I don't think it helps," she says. Cooper informs his partners that the Japanese likely expect Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to resign from the competition because of Roger's outburst. "Chaough wins another one by default," grumbles Don. To revive their chances, he proposes they violate the competition rules -- which limit the budget to $3,000 and prohibit finished work -- and shoot a splashy television commercial. Lane objects on financial grounds. Don is reading The Chrysanthemum and the Sword when Betty calls about Sally. She insinuates that witnessing Don's bachelor life could be causing Sally's problems. "You brought another man into your house," Don retorts. At work, Don quotes from The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: "A man is shamed by being openly ridiculed and rejected." Neither CGC nor SCDP can afford a commercial, Don continues, but if Chaough thinks that Don is shooting one, he'll follow suit. Pete frets that a fantastic commercial will deliver Chaough the account. "Let me worry about that," says Don.
Joan offers to hire a director who is already booked with CGC work for SCDP’s Honda commercial. While they chat, Don wheels a red Honda motorcycle by the door. The director alerts Chaough, who quickly envisions an elaborate commercial. He asks Smitty, now at CGC, how Don operates. "He definitely doesn't think the rules apply to him," says Smitty. Peggy and Joey openly wheel the red Honda motorcycle into a television studio near one that Chaough has booked. Chaough’s people try to enter the studio, but are turned away. Inside, Peggy rides the Honda in circles. Back at the office, Don asks Faye why people "need to talk about everything." It makes them feel better, she responds. As they chat, Faye reveals that she pretends to be married to avoid "distracting conversations." Don admits to feeling inadequate as a parent and mentions that Sally may see a psychiatrist. Faye offers encouragement, then excuses herself. "Fake dinner plans with your fake husband?" asks Don. Betty visits Dr. Edna, a child psychiatrist. Betty explains that Sally has been "different" since Gene died. "I feel like Sally did this to punish me," says Betty. They set up sessions for Sally starting at four days a week. Chaough gloats to Don after unveiling his commercial. Don faces the Honda executives and chides them for not following their own rules. Presenting a check for $3,000, he withdraws SCDP from the competition. At the office, Roger bemoans the deaths of his war buddies to Joan, who tells him to stop feeling sorry for himself. Pete and Lane inform Don that he charmed the Japanese executives; SCDP has a shot at Honda's automobile account, and CGC is out. Lane takes credit for permitting Don's "unseemly" stunt. He could have canceled the studio rental, he says, but "I realized that our financial future was related to Mr. Chaough's demise." Carla and Sally sit in Dr. Edna's waiting room. A boy emerges from the office. "Hello, Sally," says the doctor. "Why don't you come inside?" EPISODE 406 – “Waldorf Stories” Peggy clashes with her new creative partner and Don pitches under unusual circumstances. Don and Peggy interview Danny Siegel, an aspiring copywriter whose only original taglines are variations on "the cure for the common cold." Danny drops Roger's name several times. Danny is Jane Sterling's cousin, Don tells Peggy later. She reflects on her own progress, citing her contribution to the Glo-Coat commercial. The spot will win the ad industry's Clio Award, she predicts. Peggy complains about their new art director, Stan Rizzo. "Stan is talented and more experienced," says Don. "Learn how to work with him."
Roger's secretary takes dictation as he reminisces for his memoirs. Don breezes in to compliment Roger on the Danny prank. Roger laughs, but explains that Jane will make him pay if they don't hire Danny. Roger flashes back to his first meeting with Don, then a fur salesman. Don points out that he does the store's advertising. "Can I give you a call?" he asks. "No," says Roger. Still in flashback, Roger presents a young Joan the fur he purchased. Inside the box is Don's portfolio. Enclosing it was out of line, Roger remarks. Back in the present, it's Friday afternoon, an hour before the Clios. A meeting with Life cereal executives is postponed after bad weather strands them. Peggy learns that Joan is attending the awards to charm prospective clients. Irritated, she walks into Stan's office, interrupting his flirtation with two secretaries. When Peggy complains, he taunts her for being repressed. At the Waldorf-Astoria, Don and Roger drink heavily before the ceremony. A stray comment from one of Ken's clients leads Pete to speculate that Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce is merging with Ken's agency. A drunken Duck disrupts the emcee's introduction and is escorted away. "I feel like I've already won," laughs Don. At the office with Stan, Peggy grumbles that Don accepted everyone's congratulations for the Clio nomination but didn't acknowledge her. Stan declares himself ready to "speech-itize the whole Vicks experience." "Toots, grab a pencil," he instructs Peggy. "Why don't you write down my ideas?" she retorts. Glo-Coat wins a Clio, but there's no time for celebration: The Life executives are at the office. Pete offers to reschedule, but Don insists they present their concept. Tipsy, Don unveils his "Eat Life by the Bowlful" campaign. The executives find it too sophisticated. Don rattles off alternative slogans, enthusing the executives with, "The cure for the common breakfast." Peggy tries to warn Don about the usurped tagline, but he cuts her off and scolds her for not producing Vicks ideas. Don orders Miss Blankenship to book Peggy and Stan a hotel room. "Don't come out until you have something," he commands Peggy. Pete asks Lane if the agency is merging. Ken is joining Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Lane replies, and bringing along his choice clients. "Over my dead body," Pete responds. "We can't have you pulling the cart all by yourself," Lane says. At a bar with Clios celebrants, Faye rebuffs Don's advances. "I think you're confusing a lot of things at once," she says. In a hotel room, Stan teases Peggy about her relationship with Don, but scoffs at the thought of it being sexual. "You're ashamed of your body," Stan alleges.
Peggy begins removing her clothes. "You're lazy, and you have no ideas," she says, challenging him to "get liberated." The two strip. "Let's talk cough drops," says Peggy, peering down at Stan. "Don't flatter yourself," he says uncomfortably. At the Clios party, a woman asks Roger if Don is "attached" and heads over to meet him. "They don't give awards for what I do," Roger tells Joan. His job: "Find guys like him." Roger flashes back to a young Don enticing him to share a pre-lunch drink. "How can I hire you?" Roger says after they've had a few. "You know too much about me." Back in the present, an uninspired (but aroused) Stan puts his clothes back on. "You win," he says, calling her "the smuggest bitch in the world." Peggy smiles. At his apartment, Don has sex with the woman from the bar. Don wakes up beside another woman when the phone rings. It's Betty, angry because he missed a date with the kids. "I'm coming on Sunday," he says. "It is Sunday," she snaps. The woman in bed, a waitress named Doris, addresses him as Dick. After the waitress leaves, Don pours a drink and falls asleep. He wakes up when Peggy arrives to tell him that he sold the tagline of "Roger's idiot." "It's terrible," says Don, instructing Peggy to think of more tags. "I've been working all weekend with that pig in that stupid hotel room," Peggy replies. "What hotel room?" asks Don. On Monday, Don offers Danny money for his idea. "I don't need money," says Danny. "I need a job." Pete meets with Ken. "Things have changed in a permanent way," says Pete. "I need to know you can do as told." Ken nods. Don hires Danny. "Are you kidding?" asks Peggy. Roger holds up Don's Clio, which Don misplaced while drinking. He promises to return it ìif you just say one thing: You couldn't have done it without me." Don thanks Roger. Roger flashes back to Don greeting him in the Sterling Cooper lobby. "Would you leave me alone?" asks Roger. "You hired me," Don replies. "You said, 'Welcome aboard.'" They ride the elevator up together. EPISODE 407 – “The Suitcase” A deadline disrupts Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Harry sells tickets to the closed-circuit screening of the Cassius Clay/Sonny Liston boxing rematch. Don bets $100 on Liston.
Peggy, Stan, Joey, and Danny act out a Samsonite commercial built around football quarterback Joe Namath. "Endorsements are lazy," Don criticizes. Don accepts Danny's "toughness" angle, but rejects the execution. Duck sends Peggy a birthday present of business cards for “Phillips-Olson Advertising,” naming her Creative Director. Peggy asks if Duck is drinking. "Peg, I'm fallin' apart," he admits. Miss Blankenship notifies Don about an urgent phone message from Stephanie in California. Don lifts the receiver, but doesn't dial. Roger laments to Don that the teetotaling Freddy Rumsen and Cal Rutledge of Pond’s will be joining them for fight night. Don cancels with Roger in order to work on Samsonite. At workday's end, Peggy primps in the ladies room. Mark is taking her to the Forum of the Twelve Caesars restaurant for her birthday. Trudy, pregnant and showing, walks in. The two laugh over Peggy's joke about Pete behaving like a baby. Don catches Peggy before she leaves and asks to see the Samsonite revisions. "I gave you more responsibility, and you didn't do anything," he says, unsatisfied with the work. "We're gonna do this right now." Peggy calls Mark at the restaurant to say she'll be late. Mark updates the surprise guests, who include Peggy's mother and sister. Peggy pitches more Samsonite ideas. Don ruminates about Clay and Liston, proposing a boxing-oriented commercial. Peggy agrees the idea is "great" and prepares to leave. Roger, sneaking a cocktail, phones and begs Don to join him. Freddy and Cal are boring, and "self so-righteous" about drinking. Don declines. Mark calls the office. "Damn it, Peggy, I've got your whole family here," he blurts. Peggy apologizes and vows to leave immediately. Peggy informs Don about her dinner plans. Don tells her to "get over birthdays." She can go, though, and he'll tackle Samsonite himself. Peggy phones Mark to cancel the evening. Her mother grabs the receiver and scolds her. Peggy accuses Mark of trying to "score points with a bunch of people who drive me crazy," and they break up. "You win," Peggy tells Don. She's stuck at the office, she says, "because of some stupid idea from Danny, who you had to hire because you stole his other stupid idea because you were drunk." Peggy complains further about receiving insufficient credit for her Glo-Coat contribution. She gave him "a kernel" that became a commercial, Don argues. "You never say thank you," says Peggy. "That's what the money is for!" he shouts. Peggy runs off and sobs in the bathroom. Later, Don summons Peggy back into his office and plays back a tape of Roger’s memoirs: Roger refers to the young Ida Blankenship as the "queen of perversions," and reveals that Bert Cooper's testicles were unnecessarily removed.
"Stay and visit," says Don. Peggy resists, but then reflects, "We're supposed to be staring at each other over candlelight, and he invites my mother? He doesn't know me." Don takes Peggy to a diner. "I know what I'm supposed to want," she says, "but it just never feels right, or as important as anything in that office." Peggy and Don stop at a bar to listen to the fight. Her coworkers think she slept with Don, says Peggy, but also make jokes "like it's so funny because the possibility was so remote." It's not that she isn't attractive, Don explains, but he has to abide by rules at work. Peggy alludes to Allison. "You don't want to start giving me morality lessons, do you?" he asks. The talk turns to Peggy's baby. Her mother, says Peggy, thinks that Don is the father. "Do you know who it was?" Don asks. "Of course I do," Peggy replies. The fight ends in the first round, with Clay knocking out Liston. "No one goes down like that," declares a bar patron. Back at the office, Peggy escorts a stumbling Don to the men's room. He drops to his knees and retches. Outside, Peggy spots Duck slipping into Roger’s office. Duck squats over a chair with lowered pants to "leave Draper a little present." When Duck spots Don – his shirt soiled – he calls Peggy a whore. Don swings a fist at Duck but misses. Duck wrestles Don to the floor. "You still think you're better than me?" Duck asks. "You don't have to explain," Don later tells Peggy. He asks for a drink. "How long are you going to go on like this?" she asks. "I have to make a phone call, and I know it’s gonna be bad," he says. Don rests his head in Peggy's lap and falls asleep. In the middle of the night, Don opens his eyes and sees the ghostlike presence of Anna carrying a suitcase. She smiles at Don, turns, and then fades away. At daybreak, Don calls California and learns that Anna has died. Crying, he describes Anna as "the only person in the world who really knew me." Peggy rubs his back. "That's not true," she says. Peggy sleeps on her office sofa until Stan blows a whistle mid-morning. She walks over to Don's office. Don shows her a Samsonite concept based on Clay's stunning victory. "It's very good," Peggy says. Don holds Peggy's hand for a moment. "Go home, take a shower, and come back with ten tag lines," he says. EPISODE 408 – “The Summer Man” Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office. Alone in his apartment, Don keeps a journal. "My mind is a jumble," he writes. "I can't organize my thoughts." After swimming at an athletic club, Don heads to work, where he asks Miss Blankenship for Bethany's phone number.
Joey loses his watch in a vending machine and mouths off to Joan when she reprimands him for his noisy attempts to retrieve it. Privately, he asks Joan, "What do you do around here besides walking around like you're trying to get raped?" Unnerved, Joan leaves the office. Miss Blankenship relays to Don a message from Betty that he can't have the kids during the coming weekend because it's Gene’s birthday. Joan arrives home as Greg is about to leave for basic training. "Who am I going to talk to?" she asks, breaking down in tears when he mentions her friends at work. Don reflects in his journal that Gene "was conceived in a moment of desperation, and born into a mess." Don also lists some goals, including visiting Africa and gaining "a modicum of control over the way I feel." After Mountain Dew rejects an ad concept, Don asks Joan to hire Joey full time to rework the campaign. Joan refers vaguely to his inappropriate behavior. "Boys will be boys," says Don. Harry tells Joey that with his looks, he could easily get a role on the television show Peyton Place. Harry was coming on to him, Joey later tells Peggy, who reproaches him for disrespecting Joan. Betty and Henry meet Ralph Stuben, a political aide, at a fancy restaurant. Betty becomes agitated when she notices Don and Bethany also dining there. Bethany, meanwhile, presses Don to show more of a commitment to her. Henry interrupts their chat to say hello; Betty glares as Don introduces Bethany. Stuben represents Congressman John Lindsay, who’s considering running for President and would want Henry to run the campaign. Betty eyes Don and Bethany while the two men speak. After downing a cocktail, she heads to the ladies room to smoke. On the drive home, Henry scolds Betty for ruining the evening. Don is taking too much space in her life and perhaps her heart as well, he suggests. On the cab ride from the restaurant, Bethany performs oral sex on Don. "She wants me to know her, but I already do," he later writes in his journal. As Don enters the office the next morning, he overhears Faye in a phone booth breaking up with a man. Betty apologizes to Henry for her behavior, explaining that Don was the only man she'd ever been with. As he leaves for work, Henry rams his car into boxes that Don is storing in the garage. Peggy's team is working on Mountain Dew when Joan enters Lane's office. The guys imagine a sex act occurring behind the closed door, and Joey draws a sketch of it. Henry calls Don to ask him to remove his boxes from the garage. Don agrees to pick them up on Saturday since Gene's party is on Sunday.
Joan notices Joey’s pornographic sketch taped to her office window. No one in the creative lounge will own up to drawing it. Joan tells them she can't wait until they'll be fighting in Vietnam. Peggy shows Don the drawing, assuming he'll yell at Joey. "You want some respect?" Don asks. "Go out there and get it for yourself." Peggy orders Joey to apologize, but he refuses, saying that women have no sense of humor. Peggy fires him, holding her ground even after he agrees to apologize. Don, reviewing research with Faye, proposes that they continue their analysis over dinner. Faye tweaks him for not requesting a proper date. He invites her to dinner on Saturday night. In Ossining, Betty tells Francine about running into Don. "I misbehaved," Betty confesses. Don is "living the life," she explains. "He doesn't get to have this family and that." Francine cautions her to be careful. "Don has nothing to lose, and you have everything," she says. Peggy relates Joey’s firing to Joan, who snaps back: "All you've done is prove to them that I'm a meaningless secretary and you're another humorless bitch." On Saturday, Don picks up his boxes, which Henry has left on the sidewalk, then throws them away. In his journal, he considers the ways men stray: "We're flawed because we want so much," he writes. "We're ruined because we get these things and wish for what we had." At dinner, Faye describes her father to Don as "a handsome two-bit gangster like you." Don mentions that he isn't attending Gene's birthday -- and that Gene thinks Henry is his father. "All he knows of the world is what you show him," Faye comments. Don asks Faye how she convinces people to do what she wants. Faye relates a fable whose moral is that "kindness, gentleness, and persuasion win where force fails." In the cab home Don and Faye kiss, but he declines to take things further. "That's as far as I can go right now," he says. On Sunday, Don shows up at Gene's birthday party. "It's okay," Betty tells Henry. "We have everything," she says. Betty turns her gaze to Don. Smiling, he raises Gene over his head. EPISODE 409 – “The Beautiful Girls” Peggy receives a romantic gift that could compromise her career. Don and Faye enjoy an afternoon tryst. When Don heads back to work, he encourages Faye to stay in his apartment as long as she wishes. At the office, Roger flirts with Joan. "It's not cute," she says. After Joan leaves, Caroline tells Roger that Greg is being sent to Vietnam.
Joyce drops by the office to invite Peggy for a drink after work. At the bar with Joyce, Peggy frets over hiring male copywriters. When Joyce's friend Abe arrives, she feigns surprise and withdraws. Abe admits employing a ruse to see Peggy. "That's very flattering," she replies. Meanwhile at Joan's apartment, two women arrive to give her a massage, manicure and pedicure -- courtesy of an anonymous "friend." Back at the bar, Abe describes the transgressions of various corporations, citing Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's client Fillmore Auto Parts for its refusal to hire black workers in the South. When Peggy likens racial discrimination to the workplace injustices women face, Abe jokingly refers to "a civil rights march for women." Offended, Peggy departs. The next day, Joan thanks Roger for the beauty treatment, but bristles when he asks her to dinner. "You're incapable of doing something nice without expecting something nicer in return," she says. Abe drops by Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce with an article he wrote titled "Nuremberg on Madison Avenue." Eager to hear Peggy's reaction, he waits in reception while she reads it. Don, Faye and Ken meet in the conference room with three Fillmore executives who cannot decide whether to target professional or amateur mechanics. Megan interrupts the meeting and whispers to Don, who excuses himself. In reception, Don finds Sally with a woman who discovered her riding a commuter train unsupervised. Sally tells Don that she didn't want to wait two weekends to see him. When Don phones Betty, she refuses to pick Sally up until the next evening. Peggy confronts Abe over his article, which mentions Fillmore Auto Parts. "Why should someone nice like you have to be part of that corruption?" he asks. She'll lose her job if he publishes the piece, says Peggy. Returning to her office, Peggy notices Miss Blankenship sitting motionless. When Peggy nudges her, Miss Blankenship's head falls to her desktop. Megan again pulls Don out of the meeting to inform him of Miss Blankenship’s death. Back in the conference room, Don watches through the glass as Joan and Pete wheel Miss Blankenship out of view. The meeting ends with everyone agreeing on a new concept: Fillmore Auto Parts, for the mechanic in every man. Don introduces Faye to Sally and asks Faye to watch her at his apartment. Faye nervously reintroduces herself to Sally. "My dad just said that," Sally replies. Told that Miss Blankenship's body is being taken to the morgue, Cooper redirects it to a funeral home. "I don't want to die in this office," Roger moans privately to Joan, again inviting her to dinner. Don returns home. After Faye leaves, Sally promises never to run away again.
Roger takes Joan to a diner. "I wish you would talk to me about things," he says. Greg doesn't like it, Joan explains. Roger mentions his memoirs. "Every time I think back, all the good stuff was with you," he says. Back at Don's, Sally asks her dad if he intends to marry Faye. Don suggests that Sally may see Faye again. "Oh," she replies. As Roger and Joan walk home, a man pulls a gun on them and takes their valuables. After the mugger leaves, Joan kisses Roger. They back under a stairwell and have sex. Sally declares that she wants to live with Don, promising she’ll "be good." The next morning, she makes them French toast, and Don takes the morning off to spend time with her. At the office, Cooper and Roger have difficulty composing Miss Blankenship's obituary and call in Joan. After Cooper departs, Roger apologizes for what happened "in the heat of the moment." She's not sorry, Joan replies, but reminds him that they're both married. Peggy proposes that the black singer Harry Belafonte perform the Fillmore Auto Parts jingle. "Maybe it will help them with their image in the South," she says. "Our job is to make men like Fillmore Auto, not Fillmore Auto like negroes," says Don. "I'm not going anywhere!" Sally shouts when Betty arrives to pick her up. Don asks Faye to talk to with his daughter. "We don't want your help," Sally screams, running down the hall. Sally trips and falls in front of Megan, who collects her in her arms. “It’s going to be alright,” Megan says. “No, it’s not,” Sally replies. Sally eventually departs with Betty. Afterward, Faye tells Don she feels like she failed a test. What happened with Sally wasn't her fault, he soothes. In Peggy's office, Joyce compares men to soup and women to soup pots. "Who wants to be a pot?" she asks. As for Abe, says Joyce, she wouldn't have helped him "if I didn't think he was some very interesting soup." "Are you angry or lovesick?" Joyce asks. "I don't know," Peggy replies. At workday's end Joan, Faye, and Peggy ride down in the elevator together. EPISODE 410 – “Hands and Knees” An unannounced visitor at the Francis home rattles Betty. Joan informs Roger that she’s pregnant. Since Greg has been away too long, Roger is the father. Don, meanwhile, prompts shrieks of delight from Sally with the news that he's taking her to a Beatles concert. Robert Pryce, Lane's father, arrives in New York to escort his son back to London. Lane rejects the idea, but invites his father to dinner that evening and asks Don to tag along. Don, Pete, Lane and Harry meet with executives of North American Aviation about promoting the defense corporation's cutting-edge technology. The NAA documents contain
many redacted passages, but the amount will diminish as their partnership progresses, the executives say. At the Playboy Club, Lane introduces Don and his father to a black Playboy Bunny named Toni. "She's the finest waitress," Lane gushes. The next day, two government agents visit Betty in Ossining. Don has applied for security clearance, they say, and they're conducting a routine background check. Betty freezes when asked, "Do you have any reason to believe that Mr. Draper isn't who he says he is?" After a pause, she answers “No.” Betty calls Don to complain about the incident. "I'm sick to my stomach," she says. Don replies that he knew nothing about applying for clearance, but thanks her for not revealing his identity. Megan shows Don a copy of the application, which she filled out and had him sign. She didn't call his attention to the document because it merely requested standard employment information. Lane slips into the Playboy Club to see Toni. "You know that I love you, my chocolate Bunny," he says, explaining that he wanted his father to meet her so he'd understand why Lane is remaining in New York. Roger and Joan visit a doctor about her pregnancy. "You've used this woman," the doctor scolds Roger before reluctantly recommending a New Jersey doctor who performs abortions. Don, concerned that Megan's entries on his clearance application don't match the real Don Draper's records, asks Pete to halt the investigation. When Don hints that he'd flee to avoid getting caught, Pete agrees to contact his friend in the defense department. Roger wonders if Joan's pregnancy is a sign that they're supposed to be together, though he also muses that she could keep the baby and let Greg think it's his own. She'll handle the matter, Joan replies, and he needn't accompany her. In bed that night, Betty tells Henry about the agents, saying that she doesn't want any secrets between them. The next day, Pete suggests to Don that the agency could survive his exposure. There's no statue of limitations for desertion, argues Don. Pete grumbles that it took him three years to grow NAA into a $4 million account. "Get rid of it," Don orders. Don directs his accountant to establish trust funds for his children and to allow Betty access. The accountant advises against doing so, but Don insists that he create the trusts immediately. In the abortion doctor's waiting room, Joan consoles a mother whose 17-year-old daughter is terminating a pregnancy. “How old is your daughter?” the woman asks.
Back in New York, Roger dines with Lee Garner Jr., who announces that Lucky Strike's board is dropping Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in order to consolidate their brands at BBDO. Roger begs Lee to keep silent for thirty days so he can get SCDP's affairs in order. Lee agrees. Back at the office, Faye notices that Don is feverish and escorts him home. Two suited men approach them in the hallway, and Don suffers a panic attack that persists even after he realizes the men aren't government agents. At his apartment, Lane again introduces Toni to his father, kissing her as she departs. "Are you more distraught that I found someone I love, or that she's a Negro?" Lane asks. Robert bashes his cane over Lane's head and steps on his hand until Lane consents to return to England. At the Campbell apartment, Trudy senses that Pete is troubled. Pete alludes to people whose lies destroy everything they touch, leaving "the honest people" to deal with the fallout. Roger goes through his Rolodex calling old contacts, including one whose widow informs Roger that the man has died. Declaring himself tired of running, Don reveals his true background to Faye, who spends the night with him. The next morning, Pete arrives unannounced and finds her there. Don hasn't been exposed yet, says Pete, and if the agency drops the account the investigation will cease. At the office, Joan tells Roger that everything went fine at the doctor’s. "We avoided a tragedy," she says. At a meeting of the partners, Pete confesses to an error that has cost the agency NAA's business. Roger rebukes Pete so vehemently that Cooper demands he apologize. Lane announces that he's taking a leave of absence to return to London. Despite Pete's news, Lane says, the company is in sound fiscal shape. Joan questions the remaining partners about current accounts, starting with Lucky Strike. Roger gives a “thumbs up.” Faye visits Don in his office. All is well, he assures her. After Faye leaves, Megan hands Don the Beatles tickets. "You see?” she says. “Everything worked out.” EPISODE 411 – “Chinese Wall” Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce employees resort to scuttlebutt after an agency wide meeting is called. A weekend beach trip concludes with Peggy perched on Abe's lap in the back of Joyce's crowded car. Later in her apartment, Peggy and Abe fall into bed together. At a restaurant with his fiancé and her parents, Ken receives the "condolences" of a BBDO employee for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s loss of Lucky Strike.
Ken abruptly leaves the restaurant and tracks down Pete at the hospital, where Trudy has gone into labor. Unable to contact Roger to verify Ken's story, Pete calls Don, who tells him to wake Cooper and head to the office. In his office with the partners, Roger fakes a call to Lee Garner Jr. "Thirty years, I have to hear it on the street?" Roger asks in outrage. Roger offers to fly to North Carolina to try to change Lee's mind. Back at his apartment, Don tells Faye what happened. "You're the most hirable man on Madison Avenue," she assures him. Pete returns to the hospital and informs Tom about Lucky Strike. Tom advises Pete to leave SCDP for CGC. "There's no reward in going down with the ship," Tom counsels. In the morning, Abe prepares to leave Peggy's apartment, but she asks him to stay and they make love again. Roger, pretending to be in North Carolina, phones Cooper to say that Lucky Strike is lost for good. Cooper reads a prepared statement to the staff, after which Don maintains that nothing will change. "We're going to push ourselves," he exhorts, "and it will be exhilarating." Privately, Don informs Peggy that she will present a concept to Playtex the next day as planned. It would look desperate if he suddenly stepped in. "I'm counting on you," he says. Roger calls Joan from a New York hotel, admits to knowing that the account was lost and begs her to visit him after work. Working with Stan and Danny, Peggy waxes about how Playtex gloves preserve a woman's hands for the things she really wants to touch. Abe arrives pretending to be a delivery boy, and the two retreat to her office. "Am I wrong, or is she giving it off?" Danny asks Stan. After Ken and Pete make calls to reassure clients about SCDP's continued viability, senior staffers meet to assess the situation. Don exits the meeting to take a call from a Glo-Coat executive, who drops the agency. Don smashes his Clio Award. Don returns to the meeting and chews out Pete for being so distracted over Trudy's impending delivery that he caused Glo-Coat to drop SCDP. Pete leaves the meeting and returns to the hospital, where Ted Chaough hands him a baby gift and offers him full partnership at CGC. Roger, meanwhile, visits Joan at her apartment and kisses her. "I can't do this anymore," she says, turning him away. SCDP's clients are "running scared," Don tells Faye in his office that evening. When she alludes to unhappy clients at other agencies where she consults, Don asks her to name them. She declines to elaborate on ethical grounds. He'd do it for her, Don argues. "I would never ask," she replies.
The next day, Peggy nervously rehearses her Playtex presentation. Under pretense of relaxing her, Stan leads her in a deep-breathing exercise that ends with him kissing her. Peggy pulls away. "Why do you keep making me reject you?" she asks. Roger continues his charade, announcing to Cooper, Don, and Pete that he failed to change Lee Garner Jr.'s mind in North Carolina. When he finishes, Don excoriates Roger for ignoring his sole account. Megan interrupts the gathering to announce that Trudy delivered a baby girl. Pete smiles at the news, then heads to an influential ad man's memorial to drum up new business. Roger complains to Cooper about Don's tirade. "Lee Garner Jr. never took you seriously because you never took yourself seriously," Cooper replies. Walking into the Playtex meeting, Stan notices that Peggy’s teeth are smeared with lipstick, but he doesn't alert her. Peggy makes her presentation, missing an executive's hints about the stains. After the meeting, Harry points out the problem. Stan smiles. Don, Pete, and Cooper attend the memorial service along with Freddy, who identifies clients that might be lured away from their agencies. Back at the office, Don notices that the Clio has been repaired. Megan admits to fixing it and asks to stay late to learn more about the ad business. Don quizzes Megan about her background. "You're in my head all day," she comments, "and you don't know anything about me." Megan kisses Don, who withdraws. Megan insists that she won't repeat Allison's dramatic departure from SCDP, and Don and Megan have sex. Roger returns home to Jane, who presents him with bound copies of his autobiography. "I'm so proud of you," she says. Don arrives at his apartment and finds Faye waiting for him in the hallway. She arranged a meeting for him with Heinz, she says. "You didn't have to do this," Don says. "I wanted to," Faye replies. Faye leads Don to his sofa. "Just sit with me," she says, nestling her head on his chest. EPISODE 412 – “Blowing Smoke” In the midst of a crisis, Don runs into an old friend. Don courts a Heinz executive who hints that his division might jump ship to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce -- in six months, if the agency survives. The executive praises Don's creativity but advises him to "let the account boys" chase after new business. At the Francis home, Sally expresses interest in dining with Betty and Henry each evening instead of with her brothers. Faye's boss, Geoffrey Atherton, recommends that SCDP pursue Philip Morris's new women's cigarette, and says that he's arranged an exclusive pitch meeting. Lane, worried about cash flow, tells Pete that the agency should consider reducing staff and office space.
Sally meets secretly with Glen Bishop, who boasts that psychiatrists can easily be fooled. He reminds her that he, not her doctor, counseled Sally to "kiss your mom's ass." Leaving the office, Don runs into Midge Daniels and accompanies her home. While attempting to sell him one of her paintings, Midge's husband lets slip that she tracked Don down. Alone with Don, Midge reveals that she has become a heroin addict and "just can't stop." Don buys a painting and leaves. Sally, meanwhile, meets with Dr. Edna, who congratulates her for learning to control her temper and says that given her progress they will begin meeting only once a week. At her monthly session with Dr. Edna, Betty argues against a decrease in Sally’s therapy, insisting her life is still chaotic. Betty rejects the suggestion that she begin psychotherapy for herself, so Dr. Edna agrees to continue seeing her. Philip Morris cancels the pitch meeting and awards the cigarette account to rival agency Leo Burnett. "We're desperate," Don comments. "They can smell it on us." Peggy, Harry, and Ken listen through the wall as Lane describes the line of credit their bank will extend SCDP to keep operating, contingent upon cash collateral: $100,000 each from Don, Roger, and Cooper, and $50,000 each from Lane and Pete. Drastic staff cuts will also be required. Cooper reminds Pete that his contract obligates him to contribute when Pete objects. Back in Ossining, Sally slips away to see Glen. The two discuss their dreams and ponder death. Pete explains to Don that Philip Morris used the threat of an SCDP meeting to negotiate a better deal from Burnett and mentions that he doesn't have $50,000. "I'm doing everything I can," says Don. Peggy offers Don suggestions for saving the agency, reciting his own maxim: "If you don't like what they're saying about you, change the conversation." That evening Trudy tells Pete that the bank called about his loan application. When Pete discloses the loan's purpose, Trudy forbids him to use their cash to prop up the agency. At his apartment, Don stares at Midge's painting before commencing an entry in his journal entitled "Why I'm Quitting Tobacco," an addictive product that he says "never improves, causes illness, and makes people unhappy." Don admits that his agency made money promoting Lucky Strike, but declares that with tobacco out of his life he can now sleep at night. Don runs the entry as a full-page ad in the New York Times, shocking his partners with the proclamation that SCDP will no longer take tobacco business. The ad closes with a list of the agencies that still do. Pete accuses Don of throwing a tantrum. His colleagues' response briefly tempers when Megan announces that Senator Robert Kennedy has called to speak with Don, but it turns out to be Ted Chaough, who thanks Don for including him "with the big boys."
Cooper resigns from the agency. Pointing at Don, he says, "We've created a monster." Privately, Megan applauds Don for the letter, acknowledging its purpose was to pretend that "he didn't dump me, I dumped him." Don calls Peggy to his office to alert her about upcoming layoffs, afterward noting that she didn't mention his ad. "I thought you didn't go in for those kinds of shenanigans," she smiles. Back in Ossining, Betty catches Sally with Glen, who flees. Betty says that Glen is bad, but Sally disagrees. "I know him better than you do," Betty contends. Faye drops by Don's office to announce that Atherton is severing ties with SCDP to avoid alienating potential cigarette accounts. Don apologizes, but Faye focuses on a positive outcome: they can now date openly. As Faye departs, Peggy says that she admires her work and ability to earn respect without having to "play any games." "Is that what it looks like?" Faye asks. Henry dines with his family that night. Citing their neighborhood's decline, Betty proposes they move. Sally runs upstairs and cries, clutching the lanyard Glen gave her. At a meeting to discuss layoffs, Roger informs Don that the American Cancer Society called about developing an anti-smoking campaign. "Don saved the company," Pete grumbles. "Now go get rid of half of it." Pete notifies Lane that he doesn't have the $50,000. Don has already paid Pete's share, Lane replies. Across the hallway, Pete and Don silently acknowledge each other. Peggy and Stan attempt to work as laid-off associates sob in the hallway. After letting Danny go, Don pauses outside his office to survey the scene. He invites the next employee inside. EPISODE 413 – “Tomorrowland” Season four finale. Opportunity arises for Don and Peggy. Shortly before he departs for California with his children, Don tells Faye that he's experiencing a "sick feeling in the pit of my stomach." Faye suggests that resolving his past might ease his anxiety, and the two kiss. "I'm gonna miss you," says Don. At the office, Lane promotes Joan to Director of Agency Operations, though with no boost in pay. "Well, it's almost an honor," she comments. Meeting with the board of the American Cancer Society, Don proposes an anti-smoking campaign targeting teenagers that would employ sentimental imagery to tap into their unconscious fear of death. Back at the office, Pete, Roger and Don ask Ken to exploit his future father-in-law's connection to a cancer society board member to help the agency land Dow Chemical. Fearing that doing so would jeopardize his marriage, Ken refuses.
In Ossining, Carla reluctantly permits Glen to say goodbye to Sally before the Francis family moves out. Betty discovers him in the house and fires Carla. Don and his accountant are discussing the sale of Anna Draper's house and the Ossining home when Betty calls to say that Carla won't be watching the kids in California. Betty refuses Don's request to rehire Carla for the trip. Joyce, meanwhile, introduces Peggy to a model who was fired from a Topaz Panti-hose shoot -- along with the ad agency producing it. Megan schedules babysitters for Don, but he finds the arrangements unwieldy and offers to double Megan’s salary if she'll accompany him to California. She accepts. Ken tells Peggy that the head of Topaz, impressed that Ken knew the company had fired its agency, is giving Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce a shot at the account. In California, Don returns to his hotel room after an exhausting day of meetings and marvels as Sally and Bobby recite a French lullaby Megan taught them. "You're like Maria von Trapp," Don tells her. The next day Don visits Anna's house, where Sally notices the inscription "Dick + Anna '64" on the wall. "That's my nickname sometimes," Don explains. Stephanie hands Don Anna’s engagement ring from the real Don Draper, which she wanted him to have. That evening, Don and the kids plan the next day's Disneyland excursion while Megan heads to a nightclub with an old college friend. At home, Henry questions Betty's judgment in firing Carla. "I wanted a fresh start," Betty says. "There is no fresh start," Henry snaps. “Lives carry on.” Don hears Megan return from her night out and knocks on her hotel room door. Don kisses her. "Are you sure we should be doing this?" Megan asks. Back in Rye, Betty lies alone on Sally's stripped mattress. After they have sex, Don asks if Megan thought this might happen when he invited her to California. Right away, she confesses. Don remarks that Megan doesn't know anything about him. "You have a good heart," she answers, "and I know that you're always trying to be better." Don tells Megan he needs to know that they are beginning something more significant than a tryst; she assures him he has no reason to be afraid. In New York with Ken, Peggy pitches concepts to two Topaz executives and receives a positive response. Arguing with Bobby at a restaurant, Sally knocks over a milkshake. Don flashes with anger, then watches admiringly as Megan handles the mishap without scolding the children.
Back in New York, Megan wakes in Don’s apartment. "I feel like myself when I'm with you," Don tells her. He asks Megan to marry him. She excitedly accepts, and Don slips Anna's ring on her finger. Don summons Roger, Lane, Pete and Joan into his office and announces the engagement. "She makes me very happy," he says. Megan enters the room to applause. Ken tells Peggy that he signed Topaz, and the two head to Don's office, where his engagement upstages their news. Privately, Don tells Peggy that Megan has "the same spark" she does, and that Megan admires her "as much as I do." Megan reports that Faye has called again, and advises Don that waiting to tell her won't make the task any easier. Peggy visits Joan and complains that Don's engagement overshadowed her role in signing the first new client since losing Lucky Strike. Joan mentions her unremarked promotion and explains she’s learned to not get all her satisfaction from work. “That’s bulls---,” Peggy retorts, and the two laugh. Don finally informs Faye about his upcoming marriage. Tearful, Faye says that she hopes his fiancée knows he only likes “the beginnings of things.” On the phone, Joan gossips with Greg about Don "smiling like a fool, like he was the first man who married his secretary." Greg asks when she's going to disclose her own news: she's pregnant. Don visits the near-empty Ossining house to meet with his real-estate agent, but finds Betty there. The two reminisce about moving into the house, and Betty admits that "things aren't perfect" at her new home. Betty is taken aback when Don tells her about his engagement, but congratulates him as she hands over the Ossining key. Later in his apartment, Megan sleeps as Don lies awake, staring out the window