Either way, a few moments later she runs to the bathroom because she doesn’t feel well…. anndd… BLOOD! AHHH! Did they really need to show a little-girl-vagina-shaped-blood-stain on the panties? We couldn’t have inferred? Sally FREAKS and runs straight out of the museum. I still remember my first period. I was at camp and even though I was expecting it, I still thought I was dying. When Megan gets home, Sally’s gone – she took a cab all the way back to Betty’s! Glen also shows up looking for Sally, and Megan’s very suspicious until Betty calls to say she has Sally (“I think she just needed her mother. BOOM sucka.”) Megan lets Glen stay until his train, and cooks him up some foods.
Betty’a mad at Sally for her escape act at first, but then Sally comes in for a big hug, and its so sweet.
I remember how much I cried and missed my mom that first time! Wahhh! There’s no stranger feeling. Once Sally has calmed down, Betty gives her a soothing speech about womanhood. “Everything’s ready for baby, when you want one. And maybe you’ll have a beautiful girl, and you can tell her all this.” Say what you will about Betty, she has her moments.
That same Monday morning, Roger and Don wait for their appointment with Dow Chemical. After nearly two hours, they’re finally let in to the wood paneled old boys club office. Don dismisses their talk of Lucky Strike and the letter and immediately launches into one of his hungriest and most intense pitches ever. The theme is that complacency is death, that success is never enough, that “you get hungry even though you’ve just eaten”.
His point is that even though Dow’s ad agency has a cushy job maintaining their 50% of the market share, they should be gunning for 100%. He gives a little taste with a Napalm slogan: “When America needs it, Dow makes it. And it works.” A simple slogan for a very controversial product. We don’t know if the old Dow boys bite, but they sure look interested despite their repeated claims to be happy with their current agency. Roger almost squees his pants to see the old, crazy driven Don back: “I’ll buy you a drink if you wipe the blood off your mouth.”
The next morning, Joan starts to suspicious when she can’t open the door to Lane’s office. She has Pete look over his office wall, and the look on his face – and those of Kenny and Harry, who can’t resist peeking too – tells her something horrible has happened.
When Don and Roger return from their meeting, only Pete, Joan and Burt are left, and they’re waiting for the coroner. Lane hanged himself in his office. Don refuses to leave Layne hanging there, and busts down the door to cut him down. You can practically see the mortality in Roger’s eyes as they lower him to the couch.
Man. He doesn’t even look like Lane anymore; his pace is puffy and swollen and red. He looks like a dummy.
The five partners open Layne’s suicide note. It’s a resignation letter. “Boilerplate.” No explanation. Only Don knows why Lane bit it, and he ain’t telling.
When Don arrives home, he’s probably expecting the comfort of a beautiful woman. Instead, he gets Glen.
Surprisingly, instead of whooping Glen’s ass, he offers to drive him all the way back to school. At first, they form a super depressing team, with Glen lamenting that nothing ever turns out well.
Don tries to redeem a horrible day by granting Glen’s number one wish: letting him drive a car.