Roger comes in to see Peggy, much the worse for wear after yet another drinks meeting with Mohawk, and asks if she hired Michael (I'm assuming she had told Roger she was bringing him in). She tells him no because he was crazy, but Roger thinks that could be an asset in the job. Peggy thinks Don will hate Michael -- but Peggy, I feel compelled to point out that you've been complaining about Don being too nice. What better opportunity to get him back to himself? However, Roger informs her he already told Mohawk this was happening, because he "wanted to smooth the ground about working with a Jew. Turns out everyone's got one now." I see his unintentional self-imposed affirmative action has left him a changed man; to wit, he tells her that it makes the agency look more modern, "between this and 'It's always darkest before the Dawn' over there. At least this one we're hiring on purpose." I see now that I should have saved my Don Rickles comparison for Roger. Peggy offers to find "another Jew, if that's what you care about," and Roger astutely echoes Stan in assuring her that no one's going to replace her, but Peggy says she's not worried about that -- she just thinks Don will hate Michael and she'll get the blowback from that. Roger, however, says he'll handle Don...
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