The bloom now off the rose of this conversation, Peggy asks if he lost his job, but Duck doesn't want to focus on that, saying he was, he has to admit, a little inspired by what "Draper" did, and all he needs is some accounts, because it's tough to get a credit line. I'm wondering if Duck blew through the finder's fee he got for the merger, because as I noted at the time, it was enough to keep him in booze for a while, and up until recently he had, I'm sure, at least a reasonably significant salary from Grey, but in any case, Peggy asks what he has so far, which, given that he already told her that, kind of means she's checked out here, and not being so drunk that he doesn't realize that, Duck snaps, "I know it's not a diamond necklace, but I did spend some money on those cards!" Oh, Duck, I was wrong and Roger was right -- don't ever change. Seriously, though, considering the address on the card was still to come, if he had more than one printed he's not only a drunk but also an idiot. Peggy finally has to come out and say it -- she doesn't know whether to take this whole thing seriously, given that he's obviously been drinking. Duck reflexively denies that, but when Peggy brings up his performance at the Clios (which, as I noted in the recaplet, may well have been the last straw as far as Grey went), he tells her he needs to see her, as he's falling apart, and when he was with her was the last time he felt good about himself. If I believed that, I'd feel cheated that we didn't get to see the end of their affair on screen, but it seems far more likely that he's just engaging in manipulative alcoholic bullshit here. The Creative boys then knock at the door, and when she unlocks it, Stan asks, "You been farting in here?" Oh, I see -- he's decided to deal with her by thinking of her as one of the guys. Well, at least as far as he's concerned, that's probably what she'd prefer anyway. Peggy hangs up on Duck, who swigs the last of his drink in frustration, spilling the ice on himself and then jumping to his feet like he just got stung by a bee. Heh. Back in Peggy's office, Stan says they're going to lunch, and when Peggy informs them that Don hated their pitch, Stan confesses, "I was hating it too while we were doing it, but not before, I'm not gonna lie." Is no one going to give Joey props for his Namath impression? It is a tough crowd here today. Anyway, Stan injects some practicality by pointing out that they still have to eat, and Joey tells her to come on. "We'll let you talk through lunch." Aw, that's a nice thought. I don't believe him for a second, but it's still a nice thought.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A+ | 2703 USERS: B
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