Okay, so this episode was the first one this season that seemed to have some forward movement. Like, there was actually a plot in this episode instead of people just existing. First of all, we found out that SCDP has the option of going public, and that each of the partners could stand to make at least $1,000,000. Don was not included in the going public discussion because he’s a boring old stick-in-the-mud. Pete and Joan were like, totes celebrating, and Joan was surprisingly excited about the money, but maybe not that surprising because she had to do some crappy stuff to get where she is, and it’s finally paying off.
Roger has been banging that flight attendant girl, Daisy, and seeing them in bed together makes me barf. His skin was touching hers, YUCK. Anyway, him and Daisy hatch up a plan for her to let him know whenever there are company big-wigs on flights, that way he can run to the airport and schmooze them. It’s a pretty good idea. How does Roger have a job, though? I feel like he literally never does anything except go out to eat with people.
Pete went home to Trudy and tried to kiss her, but she was like, “NO THX,” and Pete got all pissed. Go cry about it while you brush your receding hairline, dude. Trudy does tell Pete that she noticed his efforts, but luckily she still didn’t touch him. We all would have gagged.
Peggy and her boyfriend (What is his name? Who cares.) moved into a gross apartment after all, and it’s loud and weird and someone pooped on their stairs, and her boyfriend was like, “Nah, hippie life, man. That’s cool.” And Peggy sighs and tries not to throw herself out a window onto the poop filled street below.
Right when Pete and Bertram find out that they’ll be getting $11/share for going public, Don goes out to dinner with Megan, her mom, and the dude, Herb, from Jaguar. Roger was supposed to meet them but he never shows up because he’s too busy schmoozin’ at the airport. The entire dinner was super awkward and terrible. As soon as the girls went to the bathroom, Don was like, “Herb, why are we here?” And Herb was like, “I want you to use this copywriter.” And then Don flipped his lid and tried to pretend he got all noble for once and told Herb he wasn’t going to handle his account anymore. Obviously Herb flipped HIS lid, and as soon as the girls got back from the bathroom, Don’s like, “We are outta here and you’re paying for the bill because you’re tacky and I hate you.”
When they got home from dinner, Megan and Don totally made out, except it was pretty gross because Megan’s mom was sitting in the living room and heard them. She was awesome, though, because Roger called to apologize for missing dinner and she told him to forget her name, hung up on him, and then sat on the couch drinking wine out of the bottle. YEAH, GIRL! I mean, aside from Megan being stuck with stupid Don, there’s been a lot of ladies calling men on their BS, and I am always behind that.
NOW THIS IS WHEN THINGS REALLY STARTED TO GET CRAZY! Pete goes to a brothel because of course he does and who does he see but HIS FATHER-IN-LAW! OH SHIT! At work the next day he went to go talk to Cosgrove about it (Cosgrove tells him not to worry about it because they were both in the wrong) and that’s when Cosgrove gets the call that Jaguar is leaving SCDP. Pete gets so pissed that he runs and falls down the stairs while he’s trying to yell at Don, HAHA. Idiot. He’s like, “Don, we could have gone public, NOW WE CAN’T!” And Don is like, “WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME?” After that they yelled at each other for a while, until Roger came in and was like, “Yeah, whatever but while I was riding planes for 2 days, I met up with Chevy and we can do a pitch for them.” Don tells Pete to shove it, and then Joan flips out and gives the best speech ever because she’s like, “If I could deal with him, you could deal with him. Everything you made me do was for nothing.” WHICH IS TOTALLY RIGHT. FUCK YOU, DON. She also told him that Don always says “I” instead of “we” and “thinks they’re all rooting for him from the sidelines.” Right? What a dope. No one cares about you, Donald.
So, anyway. Going public is still an option because of Chevy.
Peggy’s boss Whatshisname kisses her in his office. He’s like, “OOPS,” and she is weirdly into it. Anyone would be better than her current BF, TBH. In other love news, Megan gives Don a blowie. Go 4 it, gurl. Later in the episode Peggy also fantasizes about kissing her boss when she is really kissing her BF. It was very cheesy.
While Don and Roger are at the airport, waiting to fly to Detroit for the Chevy pitch, they find out that their company lost Vicks and all that shit because Pete’s father-in-law pulled his business. Pete ran over to the dude’s office, but it was NO USE! Trudy’s gross dad was like, “We were both there but whatever because my daughter is a princess and you are gross,” and I totally agree with that, but get off your high horse, dude.
Don and Peggy’s boss bond in Detroit at the hotel bar, and come to the conclusion that since both of their little agencies are there, they won’t land Chevy. They figure out that Chevy will want their ideas, but a big agency, so they decide to combine forces. They totes share their pitches with each other and it’s super presh. BFFS.
Right after we see Pete telling Trudy he saw her dad in a brothel (Trudy is like “BYE, BITCH!”), Peggy gets called into her boss’s office. She’s like, “OH BOY!” and literally powders her nose. When she gets into her boss’s office, who does she see but DON DRAPER! WOW! He lets her know that they won the Chevy pitch as a team and that both their offices will be combining. EVERYONE IS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN! SHENANIGANS ENSUE!
The episode ends with Peggy writing a press release for the merger. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUN AND WACKY!
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