Man. What the hell are they doing to poor Pete Campbell? Unsatisfied with his life pretty much from the very first episode, once again, he cheats on Trudy. This time it’s with his friend’s wife, Beth, and it seems there are feelings involved. I find this baffling, as Beth is cold, suspicious, and not once does she put on her traveling pants.
There’s also a good amount of dialogue devoted to life insurance. Get your fill of Pete now, people. I think he’s going to die.
Things are a little weird between Don, Megan and Peggy. Megan lies to them about going on an audition for a play and Peggy gets caught in the middle of the two beautiful Drapers. It turns out that Megan very much wants to quit advertising and focus on becoming an actress. We shouldn’t be surprised. Remember this:
I’m worried about what Don will say, as his identity at work is all wrapped up in Megan these days. But it turns out he is supportive and Megan quits the very next day. And no two weeks notice either. Girl gets what she wants and she gets it now!
In other news, Don is old and doesn’t understand The Beatles.
Peggy, despite her crankiness, really likes Megan and believes in her. I’m not sure how Peggy came to wield so much power in the office, but when she lashes out at Don and tells him to shut up, he doesn’t bat an eye. Also, she seems to work late into the night in every episode. No wonder she’s so cranky.