It took me a while to figure out how I was going to recap this episode just because it was so explosive and just so good and I don't think I could ever really say everything that I want to say with regards to this episode, but I'm surely going to try. From the teasing opening scenes till it faded out in the end, my jaw was agape and my heart was beating really fast. Matthew Weiner, you totally deserve those Emmys.
Don Signed Those Papers, Because He Got High
I can't believe Don actually signed the papers. He was such an asshole this week (of course he had to make up for being too nice last time) and still in the end, I sort of felt bad for him that he had to do something he didn't want to do. From getting pressured by Conrad Hilton to having to deal with both Sterling AND Cooper, to Betty's adding on to it, to his dad's memory hounding him, and the rest of Sterling Cooper men (and women) hounding him to get on the account, I totally understand why he'd cave and get high with two teenagers who end up robbing him.
This makes me wish he actually slept with Sally's teacher just so he gets to do what he wants (literally) cause it seemed like he was just giving in to others whims. Not that he hasn't been selfish enough in the past, but it feels odd for Don NOT to get his way. I wonder what happens now that he's got a contract.
Stoner Boy: Does he know how to dance? Stoner Girl: Who cares?
YES STONER GIRL IS CORRECT!!! WHO THE FUCK CARES!!! YOU ARE DANCING WITH DON DRAPER!!!! SAVOR IT. I MEAN REALLY. I DON'T CARE IF DON IS HIGH. YOU ARE STILL IN HIS ARMS AND HE SMILING DOWN ON YOU. JUMP HIM. NOW. DO IT.
Betty Wants To Do A Little Something Something in that Fainting Chair
I kind of want Betty to sleep with Henry just as payback for all that Don's done this season, though he doesn't seem to be sleeping around as much as season's past. I'm happy she's doing something new though. I wonder where Baby Gene was the entire time though. I didn't see him once. Then again, I didn't see Joan either.
BUT REALLY. How gorgeous can Betty get?!?!?! In that dress?! With the gloves and the shades and the everything. She just looks spectacular and I hope she succeeds with her Junior League business cause I want her to get a sense of accomplishment about something.
Betty: What is wrong with you? Bobby: You said to hang up the phone Betty: After I pick up the phone. [pause] Freeze!
Just because I like Bobby and he's so adorable and cute with Sally and him all dirty before eating lunch. I love how Betty tells him to freeze and he totally does.
Peggy Fucks (a) Duck
WHOA PEGGY. THIS WAS LIKE SO MUCH ACTION FOR PEGGY IN ONE EPISODE. I could not wrap my brain around it. First off, Pete and Peggy actually interacted beyond her fainting into his arms. I love how he was trying to dissuade her for falling into Duck's wooing, but it looks like he needs to convince her a little harder than that, because after Don's A+ asshole performance, you could tell Peggy just wanted to go to someone who made her feel special. AND LOOK AT THAT.
Peggy: What do you want from me? Duck: I want to take you in that bedroom. Lock the door. Take your clothes off with my teeth. Throw you on the bed and give you a go around like you've never had.
Duck is totally playing his cards right. I mean I don't really like Duck/Peggy but that was hot. Go Peggy go! THIS WAS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED but totally welcome just so that Pete sees he's got stiff competition. I just hope Peggy doesn't get hurt in any of this just because. If she wants to enjoy herself, then go ahead, but I don't want her getting hurt. AT HOMAYGAWD DUCK. WHO FREAKING KNEW YOU HAD ~THAT IN YOU?!?!
Don't Remove All Connection Between Don and Roger Please
I'm so going to miss this bromance hardcore. I mean Roger's done some pretty craptastic things in seasons past and Don's just stood by him, but I don't know how this one's going to be fixed. I feel so bad that I won't be seeing their handsomeness in the same frame being all buddy buddy anymore. This is wrong. This cannot be the last time I cap them together.
What I love about this show is that EVERYONE is right. No one's really the bad guy cause everyone's got a point and it makes sense and you just really get to see all points of view and no one is less good or bad for thinking a certain way. It feels so real. I love it. This show just keeps getting freaking better.
And though Don was the #1 Asshole of the show this week, he still somehow managed to produce a Don Draper charms his way into my panties moment of the week. I just love how he's totally checking himself out in the mirror. Yes, he doesn't wake up looking perfect, he works on it and he's perfected the art of looking handsome. Yes Don, keep looking good for me, okay? Thanks.