Plans are being made for the New Year's break. Don, heading to Acapulco, makes a twenty-four hour stop in Los Angeles to visit with Anna, who's broken her leg which is in a cast. The two spend the day with Anna's grown niece, Stephanie. Alone with Stephanie at the end of the evening, Don tries to seduce her, but his seduction plans change when she gives him some sobering news. Don has to figure out what to do with the news before he leaves Los Angeles. Because of the news, Don changes his New Year's plans. Back in New York, Joan and Greg want to start a family, but have to find time when both are free. Lane denies her the two days she wants in January when Greg is off, after which she expects he will be headed to Vietnam at the completion of basic training. Lane's attempt to make it up to Joan which goes slightly awry and a mishap at home combined with the underlying stress of trying to find the time with Greg finally take their toll emotionally on Joan. And Lane was supposed to go ...
Did You Know?
Although credited, Robert Morse (Bertram Cooper), Aaron Staton (Ken Cosgrove), January Jones (Betty Draper Francis) and Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper), do not appear in this episode. See more
Joan cuts her finger deeply during New Years Eve with Greg, requiring stitches. Yet 2-3 days later at the partners meeting, she has no bandage nor any sign of injury. See more
Is that what you want, or is that what people expect of you?
References The Guns of August
Written by Brian Wilson
and Roger Christian
Performed by Jan & Dean See more