Don has several opportunities to reflect on the state of his life and his future. First, he's in the process of selling his apartment. Melanie, his real estate agent, tells him what the state of his apartment displays to the outside world. Second, he's asked by Roger to prepare some materials for a McCann retreat that Roger is attending in the Bahamas, those materials which is to include a look into Sterling Cooper's future. That reflection is influenced by unofficial discussions he has on the issue with among others Peggy and Ted. Third, he has dinner with Sally and a group of her friends, before they are heading off on a summer educational tour. Sally opens up to Don about her feelings toward their family based in part on that dinner. And fourth, he gets caught up in some internal strife on those working on the Peter Pan cookie account, those people being Peggy, Pete, Mathis and Ed. Meanwhile, Betty learns that Sally has maintained a friendship over all these years with Glen Bishop,...
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Richard communicates to Joan that the fact that she has a young child doesn't fit into his retirement plans, and then later in the episode Joan tells him, "I thought about it and I'm sending my son away." Richard's reaction is an incredulous "what?!," and Joan continues, "no, I thought about what you said and I like you, too. And if I have to choose between you and my son, I choose you." Richard's response is to backtrack by saying, "that's not what I said," and Joan scolds him by saying, "that's exactly what you said." Richard's conciliatory reaction is, "well, I thought about it and I want to be a part of your life and your little boy, too." Some viewers were confused by this exchange and assumed that Joan was being serious when she offered to send her (four-year-old) son away. However, on the DVD commentary track for this episode, showrunner Matthew Weiner clarifies that Joan is absolutely being sarcastic when she says this, and furthermore, when he first heard that some posters on the internet couldn't discern that, he was very surprised. Weiner says that given Joan's tone and the context of the conversation, he had a hard time believing that anyone could watch that scene and not understand that Joan was being sarcastic. See more
In Sally's bedroom, there is a BIC 4-Color Ballpoint Pen on the nightstand. That pen wasn't introduced in the US until 1971. See more
You know what I'm going to write down for my dream? I'm going to get on a bus and get away from you and mom and hopefully become a different person than you two.
Hey! I'm your father. And you may not want to listen to this, but you are like your mother and me. You're going to find that out. You're a very beautiful girl. It's up to you to be more than that.
References The Brady Bunch
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