Don returns to his office, but Joan stands and urgently tells him that Betty called, and she'd like him to come home. Don tells her she should do the same, but Joan replies that she can't even think right now, as she's worried about Greg because his hospital is on alert. Oh, Joan. She hands Don his coat and hat, but in reference to his bag, he tells her, "I don't need it." Hmm -- does he think he's not coming back? Or is it merely that it's time to leave work aside in this crisis and focus on the important thing -- his family? In any case, he bids her a somber good night.
Peggy's on her way out when she runs into a half-in-the-bag Pete, who positively beams at her. It's unbelievably endearing, especially when he tells her he's doing so because she's still there. He invites her to have a drink with him, and she accepts, coming into this office and sitting on the couch. Meeeeemories! She asks why he's still there, as Trudy must be worried, but he's got his eyes on other things: "You never let me talk about what I want to talk about." She doesn't shut him down, inviting him to go on, so he tells her what she said about telling the truth got him thinking, and he wants to do so with her. After a little verbal dancing, he reveals that he's been thinking about the current dangerous situation, and he wondered who would care if he were gone. He adds that Trudy would care, but she doesn't know him -- but Peggy does, and he knows her. "And I think you're perfect." Just to say this up front, this is one of the best-acted scenes ever on this show, and it starts here, as all joy drains from Peggy's face before she tells Pete she's not perfect. He demurs, and tells her he loves her and wants to be with her.