Also hilariously, Roger gets back on the phone after that little excursion to tell Garner how dedicated to their needs he is, "but if you want to get into the line-by-line of the costs we've billed for, I'll have Lane Pryce at the foot of your bed in 20 minutes." Well, I've had sexier mental pictures, I have to admit. At whatever response comes from the other end, Roger rolls his head back in disgust, prompting Don to claim that there's a fire outside. Jumping at the proffered opportunity, Roger chimes in that it's right down by Radio City, and they have to go. Well, it's not as funny as blowing fake "You're breaking up!" static into a cell phone, but it certainly got the job done. When they're off, Roger and Don look at each other like they know this conversation does not bode well for the firm's future, and then Allison asks if she should type everything up. Roger says yes, and continues that she should remind him to tell Caroline to tell Pryce that Lucky Strike noticed they're being billed for all the work done for everyone else at SCDP. "You know what? I don't want that on paper." I see the wisdom, but while you're at it, you might get her to excise the part about the fake fire, too. Once Roger takes his leave, Allison grabs the empty bottle of booze and asks about the letter; when Don tells her it's from a "dear friend," she wonders if it's the one from California. Don tersely tells her yes as he hands her his outgoing correspondence, and she looks slightly hurt at his failure to offer anything more personal. Will that theme pay off with physical violence? You'll just have to wait to find out.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B | 1930 USERS: B-
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