Pete's sulkily eating something straight out of a serving bowl when Trudy arrives home and wonders what he's doing there. Pete tells her he got fired, which is a fairly pessimistic way of looking at a promotion, but then clarifies exactly what happened as best he can, considering he "couldn't even hear [Pryce]. All I saw was his froglike mouth flapping." Heh. Trudy is happy to hear at least that Pete didn't lose his temper, but when she continues to pepper him with questions, he sighs, "Stop it with the Ellery Queen." Hee. He then asserts his intention to call Duck, and I certainly don't see the problem there, but Trudy thinks it'd be better to wait and see how everything shakes out. Pete bitterly complains that Pryce basically said he cares too much about his clients and they notice it, and asks how that could be bad. Well, since you ask, it's just part of the whole wanting it too much image that doesn't seem to go with the SC Accounts philosophy. I mean, the only thing Roger's ever wanted that much is a robot waitress that will bring him a drink the second he knows he wants one. Trudy assures him that he holds all the cards, which makes me wonder if she recently got stuck in a freshly-painted elevator. I mean, seriously: Huh?
Betty's awakened by the crying baby, but when she goes into his room, she finds Don already tending to him. She thanks him before telling him to go back to bed, and as she takes the baby from him they have a nice, easy moment together. All I'll say is that it's too bad the baby's not old enough to remember this.
Paul's in with Peggy, who complains that it's now way too hot, and having lived in New York for most of my life I can only nod sagely in response. Olive buzzes and informs Peggy that "Mr. Herman" is on line one, and I would have thought Peggy had a private line, but maybe Duck doesn't have the number with him because, as he tells her, he's right around the corner in a hotel room. Peggy asks Paul if he can give her a minute, and Paul, who's more hilarious in this scene than I remember him being since the stoner episode, is like, "No." Hee. Peggy tries to blow him off without giving away the nature of the call and fails spectacularly on both fronts, although I will note that when she tells him she's having lunch with Kurt and Smitty, he replies, "They're a couple of homos." It's barely even worth pointing out that he's only half right, but I will say that I'd take Peggy's place at that lunch in a heartbeat, so fuck off, Duck. And nice name, by the way. Anyway, after they hang up, Peggy tries to tell Paul she has to go to the printer, and if the discussion of Kurt and Smitty didn't tip him off, her flushed face and accelerated breathing would, so it's no surprise when he replies, "I know a nooner when I hear one!" Still funny, though. Peggy's like, "You're disgusting!" True enough, but he's not the one who's going to have trouble walking back to the office.