Sally and Dr. Edna are playing Go Fish as the former tells the latter about some authoritarian thing Betty did, ending in this: "She doesn't care what the truth is, as long as I do what she says." Well, seeing Betty's behavior for what it is is the key to managing it, I guess. Dr. Edna basically agrees, saying she's proud of Sally for finding a way to behave herself even when she (the word "justifiably" is implied) gets angry with Betty, and Sally shrugs and replies that Betty just doesn't know that she's mad. Dr. Edna stresses that it's important that Sally acknowledge the anger to herself, and goes on to remind Sally that Betty behaves the way she does because "she has stresses, not because you're bad or you did anything wrong." After they play a bit more, Dr. Edna tells Sally she thinks that now that she's back in school, they should cut down their sessions to once a week so Sally will have more time to do normal-kid things, and I thought Sally would resist, given how comfortable she clearly feels here, but she accepts the idea willingly. Dr. Edna then pointedly reiterates that she's proud of Sally, and Sally accepts the compliment with a wordless smile. How important it is for a kid to have someone she feels like is on her side, and Sally has two such people in her neighborhood that she sees regularly! And it's not like there's any way both of those people could be taken away in one fell swoop, is there?
Don and Midge arrive at the latter's place, and Midge calls to "Perry" that they're there (I called him "Harry" in the recaplet -- I really need to turn on the closed-captioning on my first viewing). Perry, who looks about forty, pours them all some whiskey as Don offers that Midge told him Perry's a playwright. After they have a slug, Midge says she's going to freshen up, and speaking of which, she pours the rest of her drink into Don's glass, and she's certainly going out of her way to prove this "marriage of convenience" thing, because any guy with even a passing interest in her wouldn't be overly thrilled with that move. When she's gone, Perry takes Don into the bedroom (not like that!) and shows him a piece of Midge's artwork, which is all over the room, and claims that it's called "Number Four" and that Midge is doing a series of afterimages, or what she sees when she closes her eyes. Given what we learn Midge is into these days, I'd expect what she sees to be considerably less pedestrian, but whatever, it's not like I'm particularly listening when Perry talks anyway. The point is, Perry clearly wants Don to buy a painting, and when Don balks at the idea, Perry tells him that Midge definitely digs him, and if he bought a painting she'd pretty much do anything. So, your next play is going to be called How I Whored My Wife - It Was Remarkably Easy! Don raises an eyebrow, prompting Perry to explain that "we're not possessive," although I wonder how many times his sexual prowess has been the key to closing an artwork deal here.