On Monday morning, Ken tries again with Jane, but she's even more motivated to blow him off than usual, telling him not to lurk by her desk, as she's "being watched." Honey, you'll be lucky if that's all Joan does to you. Ken then sees Sal in the break room and comes in to wish him good morning, and says he wants to thank both him and Kitty. "Every once in a while you wish you weren't a bachelor, you know?" He goes on to say that the way Sal and Kitty are is kind of what he has in mind, and this is where the straight guys can kill you, if you don't take what they say at precise and literal face value. Sal, unable to stand it, bails.
Jane, hilariously, keeps looking around warily for the storm she knows is coming her way, and soon, looking like a much bustier White Witch from the Narnia stories, Joan does come striding up to Jane's desk and demands to know what she's doing there. Jane hesitates for a moment, but gathers her courage and asks if Roger spoke with her. Joan says no, and wonders what he could possibly have to do with this. Jane: "I'll do whatever you want, but he said you do this a lot. Lose your temper -- that you're impetuous, and it's not serious." Joan stares for a long moment, no doubt thinking that of all the blows Roger could have sent her way, calling her "not serious" is about the lowest he could land. She asks what Jane was doing talking to Roger, and Jane, sensing that she's suddenly winning the conversation, airily says she ran into him on her way out. She perhaps pushes too hard in rather smugly asking if there's a problem, and Joan replies that there isn't. "It's very clear." If you know Joan, you won't be surprised to hear that there's more steel in her voice than in Don's new Caddy, and once she leaves, Jane drops the bravado and looks rather afraid. As well she should, because I'm starting to think Roger would sooner fake another heart attack than actually confront Joan in person.
Party time! Betty enters on the arm of her husband, who's wearing a white tux, and after they exchange some romantic words, an ABC honcho comes over, followed by Bobbie, and if her wrists are still sore from their last meeting, she doesn't show it. Instead, she asks if the ABC guy told him about her newest product-placement ideas for the show, and Betty takes this as her cue to go get them drinks while they talk shop......and later, she's still off on her own when Jimmy finds her. He offers her some champagne, which she tries to decline, saying she's had enough to drink already, but he unsurprisingly insists. "The drunker you are, the funnier I become." My own research does not support that conclusion. They sit, and Jimmy, after musing that he's been standing behind guys like Don his whole life, wastes no time in speculating that Don and Bobbie have been involved. Betty tries to flee from this ugly verisimilitude, but he pulls her back and tells her he doesn't like it any more than she does. Betty chokes out that "you people" are ugly and crude. She stalks off, and Jimmy calls after her, "What people? You mean comedians?" Hey, he made me laugh! And I haven't even had a drink!