...and then they're at dinner, where Pryce admits to Don he loves being in New York, even alone. He then tells Don he reminds him of a guy he knew in school. "We followed him around in a pack, and he didn't notice we were there." Pryce may be immune to Joan's charms, but I'm starting to think Don could have extra days off whenever he feels like it. Pryce then mentions that "Rebecca," his wife, convinced him the rest of the office was on holiday together without him, and Don supposes they haven't been all that welcoming. Pryce says that Pete is friendly, "although I believe unintentionally." HA! It's hilarious to think that Pete's so socially clumsy that even his triumphs occur by accident. Pryce admits, however, that his wife is "quite severe with people, including me," and adds that they had a series of arguments over where to spend the holidays, and the upshot was a recent and "rather solemn" phone call in which she informed him she was not returning, and "then she put my son on the phone." Ouch. Don agrees, and Pryce asks him how he knew when his own marriage was over. Don replies honestly that it wasn't his decision, and, referring to the conversation that got Roger to leave Mona, adds that he's learned the hard way not to give advice in these situations. Pryce laughs uncomfortably and says that Don's supposed to tell him to get on a plane, but Don, proving that Dr. Miller had more interest to him than as a dinner date, asks if that's what he wants, or if it's just what people expect of him. Pryce says he simply wants his beef, and just like that, the food appears. I'll have to remember that one. Don then mentions that he's got an appointment with some female companionship that night, and he could see if she has a friend, if Pryce is interested. Pryce initially declines, but when Don is basically like, "C'mon," he opts for what he wants rather than what's expected of him, to Don's delight. Don then smiles that he's not hungry, looking forward as he is to getting slapped around, and Pryce asks how that can be, as he picks up his steak and compliments the "beautiful piece of American meat." He then stands up, slaps the steak onto his crotch, and yells, "Look at me! I got a big Texas belt buckle! Yee-haw!" It's too bad Pryce didn't get this hammered at the Christmas party, because I have a feeling this is one performance Lee Garner Jr. would really appreciate.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A | 1769 USERS: B
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