...and later, Don comes up to bed and takes a pill himself. Two children by yourself can be quite a handful. Plus, there's the other thing.
The next day, Betty and the kids are watching Cronkite talk about how Oswald claimed to be a Marxist, not a Communist, like most people would be interested in discerning the differences between the two even without the assassination. I mean, Betty's fugly pleated yellow housecoat alone is evidence enough that no one's brain is really turned on here. Don appears, already dressed to go to the wedding, and Betty's like, "Seriously?" It seems pretty clear to me that she wants some reaction from Don about the whole JFK affair, but all he does is gently prod her again to get dressed, prompting her to ask if it hasn't been canceled, as you might expect. Don, however, doesn't want to call Roger to find out, and I thought at first it was to avoid putting Roger in an embarrassing spot if he hadn't put it off, but now, from his delivery, I think it's just because he's not talking to Roger unless absolutely necessary, which seems petty, but either way, he says if it's a no go, they'll get some dinner in the city instead. "We can't just sit in front of the TV all day." This man is just baffling.
Pete and Trudy are dressed, but despite the fact that Trudy's all in electric blue Pete's attention is focused on the TV as he bitterly says that everything was going to change with JFK, and now they're stuck with Johnson. He then wonders why they're even going to the wedding. She counters that it's business, calling him "Pete" for the first time that I ever remember, but he hotly says that, while he does hate the SC brass, that's not why he wants to stay home -- it's that the President has been murdered. Trudy unenthusiastically reiterates that they have to show, and then sits on the couch with Pete. She asks if he's been drinking, and he snaps that the whole country's drinking, and not to celebrate some spoiled brat's wedding. He's met Margaret before, then. He goes on, "They'll never cancel. You know why? Because they're happy." He goes on that she should have heard some of the things people in the office said, and when Trudy indignantly asks for an example, he offers, "'Man made a lot of enemies,' things like that." She seethes that that's awful, and when he tells her another one about Harry doing paperwork regarding lost commercial revenue as other people were talking about poor Jackie and the kids, she's done -- his tie gets loosened, her shoes come off, and they're on the couch for the day. Guess I've got more in common with Pete and Trudy than Don, and that comes as a relief to a surprising degree.