But not really! Because when Peggy comes in, Don tells her to fix herself a drink, and Freddy adds, "Home run, ballerina!" Peggy, after a moment of uncertainty, smiles pretty radiantly, and Don urges her to take a drink "before Joan Holloway sees." Ah, interesting. Joan's jealousy perhaps has not gone unnoticed. Peggy takes a dainty sip, but at Salvatore's urging, she throws the whole thing back, to the boys' delight. Peggy confesses that the lengthy meeting had her worried; she then looks at the poster appreciatively, but notices they changed her copy slightly. Freddy jokes that she really is a writer, in that she's arrogant, which gets the boys going again; Don offers her another drink, and when she hesitates, they're like, "Not a writer!" Heh. The good-natured ribbing is a fun shift, and I have to say, this is not how I expected this storyline to end up. Love this show.
Lois is signing up for something on a bulletin board when one of her co-switchboard people tells her not to do that, as the man keeps track of everything they do. "Have you never heard of Joseph McCarthy?" Lois protests that she's just putting her name down for the bowling team. Well, sure, honey, but haven't you ever noticed that in bowling, everyone gets the same number of turns? If that isn't Communism, I don't know what is! Peggy rushes in and excitedly spills the news about her success, and when Joan enters, saying she's going out (perhaps to meet the absent-from-this-episode Roger) Peggy does so again. Joan: "I'm glad your other work was suffering for a reason!" The switchboard girls, however, are thrilled, and suggest after-work drinks at P.J. Clarke's as Joan thinks to herself that there will be no pastries for those bitches for quite some time.