A door opens, and Don swallows before saying he's sorry to drop by like this and this was the one scene I placed correctly from the previouslies, like, ever. Because, of course, Don is at the Pryce door and Rebecca tells Don that if she sounds distracted, it's because she was expecting a delivery of a bed, as her mother is coming to stay with her. Interesting that she wouldn't have returned to England; I wonder if she's staying on in the States as an homage to Lane, but surely it's got to be horribly painful for her still to be here. From her comment that she has nothing in the house though, I wonder if she's only just returned to settle affairs here. Anyway, first off, Don apologizes, saying that with the funeral abroad and her declining SCDP's offer to have a memorial in New York, he hasn't been sure how to express "our" condolences. And of course Don and all the other partners could afford a trip to England, but I'm guessing they took her refusal of their offer as a suggestion they wouldn't be welcome there. Rebecca imperiously says that perhaps that's the difference in their cultures: "We're not ones to wallow." Odd declaration given the circumstances of Lane's death, but I'm not going to be the one to argue with her. Don takes out the check and explains about the collateral the partners advanced, adding that the firm contractually has six years to repay it, but "it was unanimous" (two to none!) that they help her out now. Rebecca barely even looks at the check, however, as she gets to her feet and when Don does likewise, she sarcastically offers her hope that he feels better. Don's taken aback and becomes more so when Rebecca informs him, "You had no right to fill a man like that with ambition!" She retrieves something from a nearby desk, explaining that she found it in Lane's wallet, and it's the picture of Delores from early on this season, and boy, if that girl only knew the chain of events to which her poor image has been witness. Don denies knowledge of the girl, but Rebecca goes on that he should consider "all the brothels you frequent" and once again Don is being blamed for something in which he took pains not to participate, but then again he did set Lane up with a hooker last year so Rebecca's point can't be swept aside so easily. Powerless in the face of Rebecca's unflinching anger, Don suggests he should go and Rebecca agrees, but not before telling him once he's in the hall, "It's probably difficult for you to believe, but it was even more than fifty thousand dollars that already belonged to him. So don't leave here thinking that you've done anything for anyone but yourself." Not sure I follow her on the first point, but the second is crystal clear and Don looks absolutely beaten as he trudges away. At least his tooth showed mercy in not flaring up at that point.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 738 USERS: B
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