it’s Tuesday, my bad — Easter!
Meanwhile Peggy continues to suffer with Ted’s rejection. It’s Valentine’s Day, so Peggy immediately lights up when she sees a bouquet of flowers at Shirley‘s desk, mistakenly assuming that they’re for her when in fact they were from Shirley’s fiancé.
As Joan walks up to her new office, she runs into Roger. For the entire episode he seemed bored out of his mind, with no patience for other people’s crisis (including Pete‘s, on the left), and no strength to assert his opinions on business matters.
She then has her own little meltdown about how hard it was to go to his apartment for fear of running into his mistress. It’s surprising and heart-breaking, and it reminds us that the Sally that says things like, I’d stay here till 1975 if I could get Betty in the ground, is not the real Sally.
Don stops for gas and dinner, but in reality, it’s all just an excuse to spend more time with Sally. They have a heart to heart about Don leaving the agency. He confesses, I told the truth about myself. But it wasn’t the right time. So they made me take some time off. I was ashamed. And now he doesn’t know what to do.
The conversation shifts and now Sally is telling him about the funeral she attended today. Don doesn’t want her going to funerals, but he ends up emptily saying, Life goes on. Her reply is nothing short of disturbing: I’m so many people. He turns pale; it’s like staring at a mirror. They finally arrive, and just before leaving Sally says through the window:
Such a warm display of affection surprises Don, fills him with a bittersweet joy. This Will be Our Year, by The Zombies is playing in the background: