Meanwhile, Don is not home to wonder where Betty is because he's out with Sally. Turns out that there's a solar eclipse happening that day, and Sally's class is meeting with her teacher so they can each make a camera obscura out of a cardboard box. Don chats with Carlton, and when the latter complains that he could be golfing, Don offers to take his daughter home if he wants to duck out. Surprisingly, Carlton doesn't take him up on the offer, instead telling Don that Francine was a schoolteacher when they met, and he used to love seeing her "standing in the middle of all those little kids, like a telephone pole." Heh. Don offers that Sally has a crush on the teacher, and then Carlton asks why you can't look at an eclipse. "What's it gonna do, really?" Other than make for an egregiously bad two-part episode of Heroes, I'm not really sure myself. Carlton mentions that he goes running in the mornings by the high-school track, which could explain why he's not nearly as tubby as the last time we saw him, and says he sees the teacher sometimes, but he never talks to her as a point of etiquette. He adds that that's one of the things he really likes about the run -- the quiet and the sense of being alone, which are difficult to come by. You'd think Don wouldn't be hard pressed to agree, but at the moment he's staring at the teacher so hard that any thoughts of being alone seem to be far from his mind. Well, except possibly one.
Back at the bakery, Francis tells Betty he's got to get going to Albany, and makes a joke about the old His Master's Voice ad in reference to his own situation with the Governor, a bit of levity that seems to go over Betty's head until he starts to explain and she says she's aware of what it is.