...as Roger, reading a New York Times banner headline on the crisis, is also doing. Don enters and asks if Roger wanted to see him. Roger: "About three weeks ago." I swear, John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser should take their show on the road if this series ever ends, because every other thing out of their mouths makes me crack up like there's no tomorrow, if you'll pardon the expression. ("Did we get Miracle Whip?" could be my favorite line of the season.) Don easily says he'll stack his absences up against Roger's any day, an assertion that reduces Roger to complaining impotently: "You can't just do that." Don offers that it was important, and then Roger breaks the news about the merger, saying that the PPL people are coming in Friday to discuss the new order, and by the way, Don is clearing half a million bucks on the deal. Don's eyes literally just go as wide as they can, and it's such a delightfully atypical acting choice from Jon Hamm to just be like, "BOING!" about the whole thing. Like, you just found out the dollar figure it takes for Don to completely lose his cool. Roger injects the news that Duck put the whole thing together, which of course surprises Don, who then asks if there are any conflicts, and Roger tells him very few: "Coop and Alice jumped on it. I wasn't gonna make trouble." Heh. Don's not so dazzled not to smell the bullshit there, though, and at his "Come on" side-eye, Roger tells him he can go back to his office and figure out how much he made on the deal. Don laughs, and they shake hands, but before he can leave, Roger muses that Kennedy is daring the Soviets to bomb them "right when I get a second chance." Don opines that they don't have any idea of what's really going on. "You know that."
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A+ | 2978 USERS: B
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