Joan's at home reading scripts when her fiancé comes home with some take-out, noting that the table's not set. Joan apologizes, saying he came back quickly, and goes to get plates. While she does, she asks, in regard to an apparent future plotline on As The World Turns, if it's possible for a person to come out of a coma with no memory of who they are. If the tequila's strong enough, I'd believe it. He tells her people don't often come out of comas, so she smiles that it's probably ridiculous, then, for such a person to have an accent he didn't have before. No more ridiculous than Madonna doing it without the coma, no? Dr. Fiancé wonders what's up with all the reading, and she tells him it's part of her job. Dr. Fiancé smiles: "I thought you just walked around with people staring at you." That's a big part of it. He wonders what happened to her enthusiasm for getting a house in Glen Cove, but she counters that he told her to stop looking. He says that's just until he finishes his training, but regardless, she should be watching those shows instead of reading them, "with a box of bonbons on your lap to soothe your cravings." Now, this show has fooled me before, but given that Christina Hendricks has been wearing so much padding this season that there's a line item in the wardrobe budget for it, I'm going to say this means she's pregnant. She tells him reading the scripts is a hoot, and he says that it's okay, then. Joan: "I'm glad you approve." They seem to be doing well enough with this little dance, but given that it's Joan, I think that if they looked down they'd see they're on a knife's edge. But for now, he sends her to get him a glass of water, which she does without complaint.
Carla is clearing up, and as we pan to follow her, we see a bucket of unopened Heinekens. I wonder if Betty gave a death glare to anyone who tried to go near them. Betty then lets Carla go for the evening, which would be Don's cue to knock himself out with a baseball bat if he had any clue what's coming his way. Carla opines that the evening was a great success, but when she's gone, Betty stalks over and turns off the TV. Don wonders what's up, so she tells him -- twice -- that he embarrassed her. "You knew I would buy that beer." He counters that he uses their life in his work all the time, and he gets paid for that. Well, that may be, but I'm thinking she would have had a better reaction to the Kodak campaign than this. She seethes that everyone went on to laugh. "Must be so funny, being in on it." Of course, she's railing against the advertising world at least partially because she's now directly associating it with his cheating, but I think she's also got to be livid that she takes her marriage and family so seriously, and from what she can tell, the biggest reason he's in it is to get fodder for his job. Not getting what's at the root, though, he tries to make nice, saying that he's sorry, and no one's going to remember the little incident anyway. "You know what they're going to remember? Petra Colson missing her chair." That is hard to argue, but Betty isn't hearing it, saying that she's not going to bed until he tells her why he insists on humiliating her. He tries to bail on the conversation, but she gets over the last of her inhibitions and says she knows he's been having an affair with Bobbie. "How could you? She's so old!" Nice callback to Betty's obsession with youth she got from her mother. Don, of course, knows that it's highly unlikely that Betty has any proof, so he lies to her face. What he doesn't realize is that he's disrespecting her further and causing her to feel he thinks she's even dumber than she thought, and I actually think that this is where he loses her for good, despite their nighttime conversation later. He firmly tells her it's ridiculous, and when she doesn't back down, he asks her what she knows. When she mentions Jimmy, Don spits that Jimmy hates him, and asks what he said. Betty: "So you can pick it apart? Twist all my words?" He tries to bluster his way out of it, even pointing out that he knows how Jimmy looks at her, as if playing up that angle wasn't all his idea in the first place. So he's not only a cheater, but a liar and a hypocrite. Remember how it seemed like he was trying to be a better person at the beginning of the season? That got old in a hurry, huh? She tells him, promo-style, that she knows what kind of a man he is, and when he asks if he thinks he would sleep with "that woman" (okay, Bill Clinton), she replies, "You can't help yourself." He bails out of the conversation without admitting anything but giving her an ugly look, and when he's gone, Betty looks uncertain, but she's known on some level that this day has been coming for quite some time.