...and then in the car later, she's asking a rather drunk Don (she's driving, thankfully) to admit he had a good time. He, however, is more interested in having a good time now, telling her to pull over, slurringly adding, "Let's make a baby." She replies that that's impossible and it seems like a throwaway line, but it is oddly specific phrasing; given her subtle reaction when the baby appeared, I wonder if there's something there. It's true she never seemed to have a problem around Gene, but maybe something's happened since. Probably not, I'm sure, just as I'm sure that if I'm right, I'll be obnoxious about it. Megan does consent to pull over, for two reasons; 1) "Pete scared the shit out of me with his car-accident statistics" (hee), and 2) "I can't believe how much I loved watching you fix that sink." No argument on that second half. They make out and then we get a crane-pull out of the car, which, John Slattery, I hope you don't mind me saying is A BIT MUCH. Plus, haven't you heard the statistics on how many crane accidents there are in any given year?
Anyway, the crane cross-fades into a shot coming up from an SCDP desk and once it's no longer blocking our view, we see Pete telling Roger that due to a recent plane crash, they should pull Mohawk ads for a week and then hope that no one notices that the airline has ten planes of the same model. Roger doesn't see the big deal, but defers to Pete before asking Lane (well, he calls him "Heathcliff"), at whose office they've arrived, how his date was. Lane confesses that Edwin's reticence to share forced him to employ Stratagem Number Two and even though he offered that Rebecca was "unbalanced" (I wonder how far he was stretching his own view of things, if at all), that got him nowhere. He does say that he has another dinner on the books with Edwin, but Roger isn't thrilled and Pete, his hostility now temporarily forgotten, suggests that he, Roger and possibly Don take Edwin out to dinner and ask the tough questions while propping Lane up as Edwin's new best friend. Lane isn't sure about the whole thing, but Pete assures him that staying a pure friend is the way to go and Roger is forced to agree. Sure, Pete's got a bit of smarmy condescension in there, but at heart he's being his usual practical businessman, which again, makes his behavior from earlier clank even louder. I know I keep going on about it, but it's rare for a moment of characterization on this show to hit me so false. Anyway, Lane is reluctant to give up his prize, but agrees, so Pete and Roger take their leave. When they've closed the door, Roger snarks that that was generous and Pete replies that Lane couldn't close a car door. Roger: "I mean inviting me along." Heh. I like that Pete and Roger have graduated from the open hostility of the beginning of the season to this grumpily tolerant pairing. Pete counters that Roger is invited to the dinner, "not the wedding night," and Roger stalks off, possibly to calculate what honorarium he should charge for the appearance.