It's night, and Betty stops in front of a store window in which a male and a female mannequin are dressed up in courtly finery. Could it be we were once so young? And fabulous?
Betty then enters a bar after having been shopping, and I've certainly lugged a bag of three into my favorite watering hole after spending far too much money on clothes. You have to do something to forget about the buyer's remorse. She takes a seat and orders a glass of water, like she's trying to be good, but when the bartender asks if she'd like anything else, she seems to reconsider, and takes a gimlet. When the bartender returns with it, he tells her it's on the gentleman a few seats down. She accepts it and asks the bartender to thank him, who says he will, but it means the guy is going to come talk to her. Betty: "We'll see about that." Betty may think she's playing it cool here, but when the guy does in fact join her, we see it's Ryan McPartlin, who plays my and possibly everyone else's favorite character on Chuck, Captain Awesome. And it's not an insult to the other characters -- he's just that awesome. He tells her he walked through Times Square, and it was empty. "Doesn't seem real, does it?" Betty concedes that that's true, but says she's trying not to think about it. Captain Retro Awesome toasts to that idea, but when he asks her name, she thanks him for the drink but says she'd like to enjoy it in peace. He takes this with as much grace a possible, and why? Awesome.
Don and the kids are having a grand old time chowing down on room service, and when Bobby asks for a milkshake, Don warns him it'll take forty-five minutes. Geez, in that time, I bet Betty could knock back three or four more gimlets. And also, I bet she will. Sally then tells a knock-knock joke that's cute when she does it but is still probably best not transcribed, and then Bobby asks if they can watch TV. It's probably a little late for that even without the threat of nuclear updates.
Betty asks the bartender to watch her bags as she heads to the bathroom, casting a brief but suggestive look CRA's way as she goes. After entering the unoccupied hallway, she tries to open the rest room door, but it's locked, so she slumps against the wall. She doesn't have to wait long, though, as CRA appears behind her, and very soon and without much fanfare, he's leaning in for the kiss and she's totally going for it. I think this makes sense -- Betty's been resentful of Don almost the whole season, going back to his infidelities in Season One, and it seemed like she was toying with the idea of evening the score at some point. Add to that the attractive anonymity of the situation against the we-might-die-tomorrow backdrop, and here we are. After some making out, they break for a moment, and she looks dreamily and drunkenly into his eyes. He takes a quick look around and opens the door next to that of the ladies' room, and she kittenishly slinks in, telling him she's married as she goes. Inside (it's an office of some sort, maybe the manager's) they start up again, and she's as active as he is, undoing his pants and leading him to the couch, and soon, without the removal of any clothes, they are Doing It. You can say what you want about the scene, but what's going through his mind? "Awesome."