...which they do. Peggy's ideas flop, as she expected, but when Don turns to Paul, Peggy encourages him to come clean about what happened, and when he does, Don is startlingly sympathetic: "I hate when that happens." Peggy then mentions the proverb Paul just quoted and proposes they use that idea, playing on the permanence of a telegram as opposed to a phone call. Paul stares at Peggy with more wonder than jealousy as she and Don tweak the idea until it's just right, and as Peggy and Don smile at each other (he does not hate you, hon, not with that expression on his face) Paul can't help but murmur, "My God!" Kinsey, the world needs its setup men. Might as well learn to accept that truth. Don tells them to keep working on the concept they just came up with, and when Peggy asks when he wants it, he tells her Monday. They get up to go, but Don brightly tells Paul, "See? It all works out." Paul can't manage a smile, but he's aware enough of when a good thing has happened to leave before he can fuck it up.
In her gala outfit, Betty sits on her bathtub, honestly looking like her head is still spinning from everything she saw in the box. Don calls to her, and wow, the kids look adorable in their little outfits. Betty emerges, and when Don sees her, he tells the kids, "Look how pretty Mommy is." Betty manages a smile that looks like she's hiding the fact that someone close to her died, and when Don turns away, her expression changes to make it seem like that might actually be true soon enough, particularly if there happen to be steak knives on the table.
Hee hee. Roger and Jane are in the back seat of a town car with Roger's ancient mother, and Roger has to remind her that the Waldorf is no longer on Fifth Avenue. Considering it moved in 1931, I'd make fun of her for being so off the ball if said lack of awareness weren't momentarily going to lead to hilarity. For Mrs. Sterling then turns to Jane and addresses her as "Margaret," Roger's daughter, and when Roger corrects her on the mistake and says that Jane's his wife, Mrs. Sterling asks, "Does Mona know?" HA! Jane, hilariously over it before this ride even began, assures her that she is in fact aware of this change. Hee.