Last week we saw Sylvia break up with Don and break his heart in the process. This week he’s still reeling from the loss.
First, we see Don loitering outside the back door to the Rosen’s apartment smoking a cigarette. He looks dapper in his trench, suit, and fedora tipped forward–the way he used to dress when he dropped in on mistresses during his marriage with Betty. Those were his most successful dalliances, but dressing for success isn’t working for Don this time.
When he arrives in the office, Don hears about the trouble with the Chevy account, finds out about Frank Gleason’s death, and then goes on a vitamin-B-plus-speed induced bender, so, you know, it wasn’t his best day. The timeline is a bit murky, but it seems he wears his grey suit and blue striped tie over the entire weekend, right until he arrives back home to find the cops investigating a break in at his apartment with his entire extended family seated angrily in his living room.
The next morning, Don pulls it together in a navy suit with a very modern, thin-striped blue on blue tie. He bumps into Sylvia in the elevator in this outfit–talk about awkward–and then semi-resigns himself from creative on the Chevy account saying he’d prefer to supervise the team. Don’s not doing well guys.