Lee Garner Jr. fires SCDP, which may eventually pave the way for the return of Sal, but for right now reduces Roger to begging for thirty days to get the firm's affairs in order. Meanwhile, Joan tells Roger she's quite late, and if there's a problem, it's most certainly his. They go to a doctor who, after chewing Roger out, sends them to someone who can perform an abortion, but after an encounter with a mother in the waiting room who thinks Joan's also there for her daughter, Joan looks conflicted, and even though in the end she tells Roger the deed has been done a tiny bit of me wonders if that's really true.
Pryce's father shows up with the news that if he wants to see his son, he's going to have to go back to London, and while Pryce doesn't want to hear that, he does drag Don out with him and his father to what looks like the Playboy club, a place Pryce has obviously visited before, since we learn that he's in love with an African-American Playmate that he addresses as his "chocolate bunny," who is apparently the reason he's staying in the States. When Pryce tries to get his father to come out for dinner with the two of them, though, he declines on racial grounds, and then he rather brutally and with the aid of physical violence tells Pryce to pick a side of the pond and stick to it. At the ensuing partners' meeting, Pryce announces that he's returning to London for a month or so to straighten things out there, and given how little he's been on the show lately that amount of time will surely fly by without notice.
North American Aviation comes in and tells SCDP that they've upped their ad budget, which seems like good news, but a side effect is that they send people to the Francis home as part of a background check on Don. Despite the awkwardness of the questions and the opportunity to make Don's life difficult, Betty vouches for Don's allegiance to the country, but when she calls him to tell him what happened, he's completely flustered and admits that he didn't know anything about it. The idea that his life is being checked into send him into booze, and then he checks in with Pete, who realizes the problem, which is that Don might be arrested for desertion as Dick Whitman. Confronted with the prospect of Don enduring incarceration or leaving town to avoid same, Pete offers to use a friend's connection to look into it; meanwhile, Betty tells Henry about the FBI visit, but not why they might have been interested in Don, and Don sets up a trust for his kids in case something should go wrong. Faye comes in to see Don in the midst of his crisis, and after she takes him home, he has a stranger-precipitated panic attack, but even though he tries to get her to go, she won't leave him, and after he gets through the worst of it, she gets him to admit his Korean deception and the fact that the background check may mean that his life is over. As shocked as she is, though, she stands by him, and she's not the only one, as in the end, Pete not only lets NAA go but takes the blame for the loss in the process, which only makes me wonder how Don will end up repaying him.
Roger is morosely sitting in his office watching that drinking bird do its thing, and if he's this bored now, I'd suggest he find some more entertaining diversion given the fact he's going to have even less to do around here soon enough. Joan slides in and locks the door as she softly says she needs to speak with him, and even though this is Joan, you can see where she's going with this so I'm thinking this isn't exactly the distraction he was hoping for.
He does not get it at first, mentioning that it's been weeks since they, er, celebrated not dying together, and then trying to get amorous, but she softly says it -- she's late. "I'm very late." Roger stays flip, congratulating her, but she tells him Greg's been gone too long for it to be his. After the shock sets in, Roger asks if she's had a test, but Joan, with a hint of desperation, tells him she can't go to her doctor. He tells her everything will be fine and that they should take it one step at a time, and after she apologizes, which I take as an example of the frustrating mentality that it's the woman's responsibility for birth control, he reassures her again, whereupon she goes to and unlocks the door and then resumes her normal volume: "Very well then. I'll wait on your word." I guess the Things Women Have To Endure theme is not quite over yet. As Joan smiles at Caroline, Roger buzzes the latter to get him an outside line, and I'm glad he's at least dealing with this before going back to watching the drinking bird.
Betty is using her sewing machine when Don calls and asks if he can speak with Sally, and Betty, not without amusement, offers, "You can try." Guess the pendulum has swung back to détente this week. When Sally enters the room, she hesitates when she hears Don's on the phone, which indicates she's still not over him not allowing her to stay with him. However, Don shows that he's brought all his resources to bear on the problem when he informs Sally that he'll be taking her to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium on Sunday, and Sally shows that she's familiar with both the band and their fandom by dropping the phone and literally screaming at the top of her lungs. Not clear that said shrieking is entirely joyful, Betty takes the phone and asks what's up, but when she hears the news, it's a nice moment as she smiles big, without any jealousy, and encourages Sally to thank Don, which she does. Don tells her not to be mad at him if he wears earplugs, and while she promises she won't, I'm wondering if everyone there will be so agreeable about the matter.