Cut to a hotel bar, where Don confesses that the car actually does nothing for him. Joan: "It's because you're happy. You don't need it." Aw. Interesting that Don is the only man she can talk to completely honestly; it's like their shared mystique has created a consciousness of kind between them that precludes the need for ceremony or beating around the bush. Joan goes on that she's tried so hard to keep her personal problems away from work and then "Dr. Captain Harris served me with papers in the office. He's divorcing me, like he has the moral high ground." She goes on to chuckle bitterly that she's sorry about "that girl," but when people summoned her to Reception it used to be to deliver her flowers. Don remembers that, adding that during his first week at SC "I thought you were dating Aly Khan" and Joan admits that her mother raised her to be admired. She adds that she never got flowers from Don to which Don baldly confesses, "You scared the shit out of me." Hee. He goes on that Burt Peterson told him she was the one person in the agency he shouldn't cross and that Burt and Freddy Rumsen had a standing argument whether Joan was a lesbian. Joan: "You think they never brought that up with me?" Ha, but honestly, I am amazed that Roger managed to keep his affair with Joan a secret all that time. It's true she would have had his guts for garters if he'd blabbed, but still: It's Roger. Don congratulates her on the end of her marriage, musing that nobody realizes how bad it had to get for it to come to that and now she'll be able to move on. Joan isn't particularly sanguine about her prospects of finding someone with a baby in tow, which suggests to me that her mirrors at home need polishing and Don agrees, saying she'll find someone better. Joan turns to face him as she notes that he did just that didn't he and he agrees, but thinks perhaps "the office" misses Megan. Joan: "Maybe I should have kept her at Reception." Hee. Don wonders if maybe it wasn't the best idea for Joan to have thrown the divorce papers out the window and I don't know why we didn't get to see that, but Joan's over the subject and asks Don for some change for the jukebox. I'm not much for anachronistic musical choices, but I wouldn't he displeased if she put on "Little Red Corvette."
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 621 USERS: B+
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