Don totally lost it (whatever left of “it” he had) in this episode. Hijacking Stan’s California ambitions, punching out a minister, breaking down during the Hershey’s pitch, and then being let go at SC&P. It was painful to watch.
Though sharply dressed in a dark suit and diagonal striped tie (which seems to be part of the uniform at SC&P), Don looks dark, stiff, and old fashioned next to Stan when the creative first pitches Don his idea of going out to California for the Sunkist account. But as put together as he looks at first, he can’t even seem to muster up the energy to push his hair back into place when he returns home to Megan after his night in prison.
For the Hershey’s meeting, Don unbuttons his gray suit jacket–perhaps a sign that he’s coming undone entirely. He doesn’t even get the chance to remove his coat the next morning before he’s put on a forced (and indefinite) leave of absence from the agency.
But the most priceless sartorial visual comes when Don spends the night in jail. Tossed in amongst the rest of NYC’s ne’er-do-wells, his suit somehow stays intact.