The boys meet at a table out in the main area, and are none too happy about it. Pete officiously offers to host them in his office, which implies that the rest of them either lost their offices entirely or are doubling up. We learn that Harry's wife is pregnant, so I guess he took his blubbering ass home and gained forgiveness after last season's finale sputtering something about wheels and carousels. The boys then observe two young guys being shown in, leading to much chagrin from Paul. Ken tells him he's in the same boat as the creative people -- no one has been promoted in Accounts since Duck joined the firm. He expresses his faith that Don will eventually defeat Duck, and then Peggy approaches, saying no one told her there was a meeting. Sal: "Can we change venues?" Sure -- did Chippendale's exist in 1962?
So these two guys Don is interviewing are apparently representative of those teams Duck was talking about, aged twenty-five and twenty-four, and one is American while the other is from Europe somewhere and is wearing, as Joe R put it, "the largest cable-knit sweater I've ever seen." Don asks them this: "Have you ever been fired?" I wonder if Don's really interested in their employment history, or if he's just planning to relish being the first to do the honors.