...because outside, the boys wonder what Pryce and Joan are up to behind the closed door, and after Stan mutters that it's an "unholy alliance," Joey picks up his pad and sketches a depiction of, according to what he tells the boys, Pryce giving it to Joan from behind, prompting Peggy to leave in disgust. When she's gone, Stan says that she's "pioneering the science of wet blanketry," earning this response from Joey: "You love her." Joey, I've said my piece about your chauvinism, but know that I'll miss your ability to truth-tell in certain instances, such as this one.
Don is sitting motionless in front of his typewriter when Miss Blankenship buzzes that Henry is on the phone. Don doesn't get quite the WTF expression I would have expected on his face; instead, he picks up, and after some stilted greetings, Henry tells Don that he bought a boat that he'd like to keep in the garage, so Don's things are going to have to go. Well, the good news is that someone in this episode is behaving more transparently than Joan, not that I'd expect any different from half of the two people who couldn't have been worse at having an affair if they tried. Henry offers to put the stuff in storage and take it off the rent, and I'm glad to hear that Don went through with his threat to charge them for staying in the house, but Don tells him he'd rather come get it himself. Henry pauses and says that Gene's birthday party is on Sunday, and when Don says he knows, Henry continues, "So I think Saturday would be best, don't you?" Again, this is not the way to achieve détente, but I'm a lot more inclined to allow this one, because that shit was cold. Don can't even disguise the fact that he's wounded by that one, looking like he swallowed a bee, and when Henry tells him the S.S. Make Believe is coming the next week, Don tells him he'll be there at noon on Saturday and hangs up without further ado. We then see him take an appraising look at his bar, but instead of doing what he's done all season, he buzzes Miss Blankenship and asks for coffee. Excellent effort, Don -- just make sure she doesn't make assumptions and Irish it up.