Don arrives home again, bestirring Faye, who was asleep on the couch. She sits up and asks what time it is, and after he tells her it's midnight, he goes to his trusty bottle and offers her a drink. Faye: "Looks like you need both." And he doesn't mind if he does! He breaks the news to Faye, who's appropriately shocked, but her sympathy doesn't stop her from warning him off when he pours another shot, telling him he has to keep a clear head now. He at least desists from chugging, instead sighing raggedly that he's been trying to avoid thinking about this eventuality for ages. Faye opines that he's "the most hirable man on Madison Avenue," a subject on which I have to say the show has been remarkably wishy-washy this season, but rather than put up an argument, Don merely says he's not quite at that point yet. Isn't it heartening that one of the guys with his name on the door isn't about to run away after sitting with admittedly terrible news for a full two hours? Faye encourages him to sit back on the couch, and when he complies, she puts an arm around him and silently tries to comfort him. Don, look on the bright side - this means no more hastily-thrown-together and painfully-socially-awkward Christmas parties, right?
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B | 1478 USERS: B-
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