...and then a friendly and energetic young girl named "Karen Erickson" (played by the always-enjoyable Carla Gallo from Undeclared and Carnivale, just to name a couple) comes in to see Peggy, and after mentioning that she works at a travel agency, tells her, "Everyone on the first floor loved your humorous ad!" Heh. I hope Peggy buys Joan some flowers or a nice gift certificate. The girl tells Peggy she thinks they could be friends, and Peggy, hilariously stiffly, tries to sell the idea that she's fun. The girl mentions that her last roommate was always shutting her door, while she feels there's only one reason to do that, and she babbles about getting along with men better than women and not liking sailors and blah while Peggy looks like someone who's decided to try to conquer her fear of roller coasters and is realizing she's probably going to vomit along the way. But after some stumbling over the fact that Peggy works longer hours than the girl, it looks like they might actually become "roomies." I bet they'll be getting stoned together, too. Awesome.
Gene has failed to pick Sally and Bobby up, and it's apparently been quite a while, as Betty arrives on the scene. Sally asks what happened, and Betty reasonably tells her it probably slipped his mind, because she doesn't know about the nonexistent oranges.
Joan covers her face with a rag and sprays the poor ants dead. They may be the first casualties of jai alai, but I doubt they'll be the last.
Sal is showing the fruits of his labor to the SC boys and the Patio client, complete with an Ann-Margret look-alike, a recreation of that silly running around, and insipid lyrics about saying goodbye to sugar -- and the clients hate it. Sal looks chagrined, but Don firmly points out that this is exactly what they asked for. To their credit, the clients don't deny that, but they still feel that something's not quite right about it. Even at this point, if you pay her any attention you can see Peggy smiling to herself, and I'm glad she's at least having some fun with her Cassandra status. Ken offers to send a dupe back to the office with the clients, but they firmly reiterate that it's not what they're looking for. The meeting breaks up, not without Peggy throwing a rather triumphant side-eye Don's way, and then Harry frustratedly tells Don and Roger that even though the ingredients are there, the Patio guys are correct - something's not right, and what could it be? Roger: "It's not Ann-Margret!" And while I don't personally view that as a detriment, I'm still forced to conclude that Roger earned his paycheck this week just with that one line. Also, if you're keeping score, Pete is waaaaaay ahead of Ken this week.