...and then he heads right into Pete's office. No one appears to be there to stop him, and if that means Hildy took a much-needed day off, more power to her. Pete is creepily sitting on his couch with the lights off, and rises to face Don. Without introduction, Don tells him he thought about what he said, and then he thought about Pete, "and what a deep lack of character you have." Interesting assessment coming from a man who was about to abandon his family, but this is Pete Campbell we're talking about. Pete closes the door and smarmily tries to pass off an air of "hey, it's just business," but when Don, whose righteous anger on Peggy's behalf has steeled him to take Pete on, firmly tells him that he's hiring Duck, he tells him not to make him go to Bertram. Don rightly points out that he's not making Pete do anything, and it's clear the fear is gone as Don echoes Rachel: "You haven't thought this through." I guess Don isn't running off to Los Angeles with Pete, then. Don asks if Pete really expects Bertram to promote him for bringing him this news, "after the way you've behaved?" I more wondered if Bertram would do anything simply because the company needs Don now more than ever, but we're getting really close and I don't want to ruin it. Pete tells Don that he may be right, but he's pretty sure Don won't be working at SC anymore. Don heads out...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A+ | 2086 USERS: B-
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