In the Study of Adultery Groundwork, Betty writes a note to Henry that asks, "Does anyone else read this?" In case you ever wondered why Betty never pursued a career in international espionage, you have your answer. By the way, January Jones is left-handed. Send me a thank-you note when you win the Mad Men pub quiz at your local watering hole.
Peggy, Kurt, and Smitty are in Don's office, and I'm glad to see that Peggy's alive, given the news report on the radio. Hopefully enough time has passed since we last saw her that she's walking normally again, too. Anyway, the idea being pitched is a drawing of a window showing a view of the Acropolis in Greece, with the tagline, "Your window on the world." Don crabbily tells them the window looks as old as the columns, and they also can't pretend that's the view from the Athens Hilton, because it isn't. I hope that means Don did his research and not that he also got a recent trip to Greece, because if it's the latter he should be a lot happier, late-night phone calls notwithstanding. In quick succession, Don calls the tagline flat and then, when Peggy reminds him that it's his, tells her not to use his ideas if they stink, like she or anyone else is really in a position to do that. He then makes fun of my dear Kurt's ESL status, and I'd tell him how good a way that is to get on my bad side if he weren't going to do so much worse later on. Besides, Kurt has proven to be totally unflappable, unlike Sal, who's fabulous in so many ways but when you get down to it is just a very fruity porcelain kitty. Sounding more impotent than threatening, Don tells the group he can't do this by himself, and all I can say is in that case, way to motivate them, guy. Peggy, however, just gives Don a small smile as she leaves, which means that either (a) her instinctive understanding of Don, sadly on vacation for some time, has returned, or (b) she's just happy because she's getting to work on the campaign like she wanted, and besides, this is kind of the best he's treated her this season. If it's the latter, I hope she's taking away this key lesson: Have other people around with whom to share the blame.