In Don's office, the boys are discussing the best way to spend all of Bronzo's money, but their minds are of course still on Connie, and Pete asks Don at least to tell them how he knows him. Don dismissively says they ran into each other at a party, after which we cut to another shot of the boys staring at him, with Pete's expression by far the dreamiest, like he's picturing himself combing Don's hair for him or something else equally intimate and weird. Don, first perhaps allowing himself to enjoy their palpable admiration just a little, dismisses everyone, but Pete lingers to mention that he'd love to do some legwork for Hilton. Don: "Pete, I think you're supposed to bring in the account, and I'm supposed to beg to be on it." He somewhat sternly asks about North American Aviation, and Pete says their business is going very well, and if you're paying attention, he mentions that one particular source of their success at the moment is orders for "jets for Vietnam," which is a subject the show would like you to pay some close attention to for the future, I think. In fact, I didn't mention it at the time, but Smitty and Kurt and that goofball with the glasses mentioned Vietnam last week. Pete adds that he thinks he's convinced them that they're going to have to spend more if they want to "get out of NASA and into the Pentagon," and Don replies that when they do, they can talk about Hilton. Interesting that he gives Pete the carrot and Peggy the stick, no?
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