It's Valentine's Day 1962, approximately 15 months since we last saw these cast of characters. On personal fronts, Don and Betty seem to have settled into an agreement of sorts that Don will try to be a better husband and father. Although Don makes a romantic gesture for Valentine's - dinner and a hotel stay at the Savoy Hotel - both Betty and Don realize there are still unspoken problems in their marriage. Joan and Roger have cooled off their romance, with Joan now actively dating. Pete and Trudy have worked out their early problems to now have what seems to be a supportive marriage, although the one stress in their lives is that they have not yet conceived a baby. And after an undisclosed leave of absence, Peggy has returned to her copy writers job at Sterling Cooper. There is much speculation among the men at the office as to Peggy's obvious weight loss, some speculating - correctly - that she had a baby, but wrong in that it is Don's (what else could explain Peggy's meteoric rise ...
Did You Know?
The shot of Betty and Don in the hotel bed was flipped post-production. Betty's wedding ring is on her right hand. The aired scene shows them on opposite sides of the bed to contrast their normal sleeping arrangements at home. See more
When Don is in the doctor's office at the beginning he had his blood pressure checked. The cuff used had Velcro and in the early 1960s they didn't have that yet. See more
Young campaigns don't necessarily come from young people.
The clients like it. The clients like the thrill of young talent.
So what am I supposed to do - dangle a Pepsi out the window and see if I can hook a stroller?
Written by David Carbonara
[Final scene before credits: Don reads from Frank O'Hara's 'Meditations In An Emergency'] See more