Since the tryst with Don is over, Sylvia’s wardrobe has taken a more domestic turn. In her first scene, she’s wearing a pink robe and blue headscarf while offering her husband leftover veal and pasta for dinner. Later in the episode we find out that she bears a striking resemblance to mother/girlfriend figure Don idolizes: mole, headscarf, subservient, but knows what’s best.
When she calls Don to tell him to stop showing up in her back hallway, she’s wearing a blue tank and brown skirt, the most unfashionable of her outfits. Finally, when she runs into Don in the elevator she’s in a yellow suit with a star pin and matching star earrings. Her yellow outfit paired next to Don’s blue one is very similar to the last shot of last week’s episode, where Megan is crying in a yellow slip and Don is seated on the bed in a white shirt and blue, striped tie. During my internet trolling this morning, I noticed a commenter on another site had written a post about how the last word of every book of the Divine Comedy is “star.” Seeing as The Inferno is Sylvia’s gift to Don, her star accessories could be the final punctuation on their affair.