...but let's check in with Sally and her boyfriend (?), Glen. On the phone, Sally tells him about escaping the ski trip before "casually" asking him if he'd like to visit her the next day. Glen tells her he'd have to sneak off campus and then it'd be a twenty minute bike ride to the station and two hours on the train. Sally, however, points out that they never see each other and that's all Glen needs to hear before he gives in and goes to get a pen to write down her address. Sally, if he's going to go to that much trouble, he at least likes you some way.
Lane, his glasses taped back together, has arrived at his SCDP office and types a letter. And since we all know what he's doing, I have to say it's a nice avoidance of cliché that Lane didn't decide it was Providence intervening as a sign that he has so much to live for. Although if it had been a Mercedes that stalled, it might have been harder to ignore.
Megan bids Sally goodbye, warning her that she's going to feel the TV as soon as she comes back. Sally's like hey, your business and as soon as Megan's gone she runs off to get ready...
...while Don and Roger are nervously waiting for Ed Baxter to see them. Roger asks if Don's going to tell him what he's going to talk about "or is my look of surprise part of the sales pitch?" Well, since you're into giving him bright ideas and all. Don tells Roger he doesn't want the pitch to sound rehearsed and I'm pretty sure it's possible for it to sound spontaneous by rehearsing it and vice versa, but as long as he's got a plan, I guess. Plus, I know he enjoys making Roger squirm. Roger tells Don to keep his cool, "but if he baits you, I want you to punch him in the balls." Realizing Roger just passed up an opportunity to give him some hippie-dippy wisdom, Don asks what happened to his enlightenment, and Roger shrugs: "It wore off." Wow, I'm aware acid can be very strong, but that's the longest I've ever seen it take for someone to come down.
Sally, looking nowhere near as Codfish Ball made-up, but still wearing the forbidden go-go boots, checks her look in the mirror before letting Glen in. They awkwardly beam at each other before Glen tells Sally she doesn't look that different, a sentiment Sally can't return. And no kidding, that's quite the exodus of baby fat since she last saw Matt Weiner's son. Sally asks Glen what he thinks of the apartment, but Glen tells her that one of his classmates has a place better than hers. "It has a second floor." What, the sunken living room doesn't qualify? Sally asks Glen what he wants to do and I don't know if she's testing whether he likes her like that, but Glen is oblivious to any such games and points out that the Museum of Natural History is right nearby. Sally tells him they don't go across the park, as there are "bums" (I remember that word still being used for "homeless" when I was a kid) on the other side, but Glen says he has money for a cab, so they head out. Sally, if he gets fresh with you, stick him with a spike from a Stegosaurus.