The next morning, Peggy strides into the SC lobby and joins Joan, who's waiting for the elevator. After some small talk about how Joan doesn't ride the subway (nod to her rich doctor husband, assuming they did get married?), Peggy tries to complain about Lola always being late, but Joan counters that she's not at work yet. Peggy fails to read the room, though, and goes on in this vein until she mentions Lola flirting with, hilariously referring to Hooker, "Moneypenny" all the time. Joan snaps that Hooker hates that name, which: The point, my dear. Peggy asks if she's defending him, but Joan seethes, "He's repellent. Reminds me of a doorman." I've known plenty of wonderful doormen, particularly those that put up with me when I was in my twenties and had far too many late nights, but I certainly agree with the first part. Peggy takes this as a cue to start bitching again, which seems rather unlike her, and Joan sighs in frustration that she'll be so glad to be out of that place soon. That makes one of us in the whole world, my dear. Well, two, if you count Paul. Peggy replies that that's very comforting. Joan: "There's nothing I can do."
After congratulating Pete, Hildy tells him that Pryce called a meeting for the Heads of Accounts. Noticing the extra "S" in there causes Pete's blood to freeze, and when she clarifies that the meeting is for him and Ken, he practically snarls, "What are you talking about?" Go back a few pages, Pete. It's all there.
London Fog meeting. Don tells the clients, an older and younger man, that he's there as a reminder of SC's "continuity of service," and even with Burt Peterson gone, they're on SC's mind. Sal then enters, and after he apologizes for being late, the old guy explains to the young man that Sal is "the guy with the marker who always does what I say." Hard to think Don isn't hearing innuendos after last night. Old Geezer says he can't remember -- does Sal have a family? Eesh, that one was an unsubtle clanker for this show. Why not just ask if he enjoys the warm embrace of the vagina? Sal says he has a wife, and Don gives a hilarious inscrutable smile before Geezer offers to have the kid take them on a tour. The young man, though, as it happens, is Geezer's son and apparently a new addition to the company, and he stops them, saying Geezer is very concerned about the business at the moment. "Dad is worried that everyone who is ever going to buy a raincoat already has one." Sal quotes Balzac as a counterargument, which is better than that ridiculous fear deserves, and Geezer guffaws, "Balzac, huh? You are not Burt Peterson." Heh, but I've heard enough bad gay puns involving Balzac over the years to think the writers weren't going as highbrow as it seems here. Anyway, Don basically tells Geezer and Son to get over their moronic fears, although he does it with verbiage that merits the high salary he commands, and just like that, they're taking the tour. Well, that was worth the price of the flight.