Pete and Harry are at a steakhouse, and Harry congratulates him on his news, even offering that he and "Jen" have a closetful of "baby crap," should Pete be inclined to take some off their hands. I guess that means Harry and Jennifer aren't planning on procreating further? Good to know. Ken arrives, and right after that, a waiter informs "Mr. Crane" (he actually speaks to Pete, to Harry's dismay) that he has a phone call. When they're alone, Ken fumes for a few seconds before telling Pete he's got something to say: "I would appreciate it for the future if you would not say shitty things about me behind my back." Given that he did that the entire time they were working together, it seems ironic that Ken would both notice and have a problem with it now, but Ken goes on to say that he heard Pete described him as "an all-American idiot who fell into everything," and what's more, he told Trudy that Ken was the one driving the Deere when it lopped off Guy MacEndrick's foot. Pete supposes that he probably only told her he was involved, as they all were, and that it was Ken's account, but Ken plows on (sorry) that Harry told him Pete said Ken was just marrying for money. Pete half-yells that Harry is the one that said that, and hilariously, Ken is basically like, "Harry's a douchebag and everyone knows it, but when you say it, it actually has some import." He adds that Trudy knows his fiancée via "some garden club," and Pete apologizes for the whole thing.
Predictably, that's all Ken needs to hear, and they settle in to look at the menus as Ken says he's just glad to be out of the office. Pete asks how things are, and Ken says he's doing okay, but it isn't a love affair, although it's much better than McCann. "My mother was a nurse at the state hospital in Vermont, and that was the last time I saw so many retarded people in one building." How odd it is to see that Ken is no longer quite the happy golden retriever he once was. I could get used to it. Pete congratulates him on his impending nuptials, and divulges his big news, and I'm surprised given what a hen he is that Harry didn't blow up his spot there. Ken warmly congratulates him and says he can't wait to be in that position himself, although I'd imagine he's looking forward to the trying part just as much, and then goes on that while he knows they're all slaves to Don over at SCDP, he'd rather answer to Creative than "some old fart." I know Aaron Staton is still a series regular, so he's going to be around in some capacity, but I do hope he returns to SCDP; no one makes Pete behave more hilariously than he. Ken goes on that Geyer is supposedly hoping to turn Mountain Dew into Pepsi, "but the only reason Pepsi would do it is to make BBDO sweat. This whole idea that we'd get the bigger company is a joke! We'd just end up with a bunch of little pieces." Little pieces with large dollar values, true, but it's still too bad Harry's not hearing this, just so he could thank Bertram again for not leaving him to be a mid-level cog in the machine of McCann. Pete is sympathetic, but Ken laughs it off, saying they're still very lucky, and then muses, "Another Campbell. That's just what the world needs." Heh. Pete seems to take that with a sense of humor, which shows that he does keep on making strides forward.