Season: 6 / Episode: 8
Date: May 19, 2013
This Television Episode plays Going Out of My Head
Don listens to this song on the radio through Sylvia's door
The creative team works through the weekend on the Chevy campaign, after Chevy rejects the seventh proposal in six weeks. Ted and the CGC creatives attend Frank Gleason's funeral. Jim Cutler hires a physician to inject the creative staff with a stimulant meant to give them inspiration and enhanced energy for 24 hours. Don and Megan leave Don's children alone in the apartment, with Sally as babysitter. Sally interrupts a disheveled, African American burglar, who pretends to be their "Grandma Ida". Don recalls the time he had a chest cold and was molested by a prostitute named Aimee Swenson, who took care of him when he was sick and then stole his virginity. Don spends his time looking for an old advertisement whose images and message were inspired by Ms. Swenson and Abigail Whitman, and honing a pitch to renew his affair with Sylvia Rosen, instead of working on the Chevy proposal. He and the others who took the injection are manic but unproductive. Gleason's daughter Wendy and Stan Rizzo (whose cousin was killed three months earlier in Vietnam) seek solace for their losses by having sex; Cutler beckons Peggy to join him spying on the couple. Don finds his wife and children, the police, and Henry and Betty Francis waiting for him at home, and then collapses. The next morning, he has made some resolutions.