Sometime later, the band is playing, Peggy and Abe are dancing and Don and Megan are sitting on the floor (!) with Pryce and Rebecca (!!). Pryce tells a tame off-color joke, and then the camera pans over to Pete, who greets Roger with this: "I didn't know you were invited! Or did you just hear I was coming and show up?" When he's gone, Jane asks, "Is he going bald?" This is shaping up to be the best party ever. Peggy and Abe join the Campbells and Peggy notes the extreme size of the place. Trudy agrees, but points out how loud it is, adding that you can hear the traffic over the party noise, which gets a longing "I know" from her husband. Aw. Abe slurs that he wants to take off his pants and slide his ass on the carpet, which -- again indicative of the times -- does not receive any raised eyebrows. He goes on that work (he's a journalist, remember) has been good because things have been bad, with the riots and all. Pete tells them he was raised that party talk shouldn't include sex, politics, or religion, but rather than point out that Pete had as low an opinion of his parents as he does of that support beam, Trudy merely asks what that leaves and Peggy offers, "Alcohol and work?" No need for the party then, it seems to me. Ken and his wife Cynthia join them and Cynthia asks "Trudes" (you might remember that they know each other from the garden club) which one Jane is again. Trudy: "Glamour puss with the tan?" I love Bitchy Trudy, although Cynthia's raised-eyebrow response of "Marry early and often!" is right on par. The Cosgroves then declare their intention to smoke some tea with Megan's friends on the balcony, and even though it's not that kind of show those sure sound like potential last words to me.
When we return, some redheaded old friend of Megan's is recalling their days as waitresses to her and Don and then she vacates her spot so Peggy and Abe can join them. Despite what seems like a warm greeting from Megan, the conversation immediately stalls, so Peggy says she wanted to make sure they said hi, because she can't stay -- she has to go redo the Heinz pitch. Don's eyes narrow and Megan looks freaked, but Peggy's vision is apparently too blurry at this point to take this in, so she plows on, "But I guess you know that." The sad thing is I don't think she even meant any offense, but that doesn't stop Megan from leading Don away with a hurt look on her face. Even Abe, no master of the social graces, is like, WTF was that. But as a good boyfriend should, he doesn't dwell on it and gives her a kiss instead. Aw. Cute!