SO WELL-BUILT WE CAN'T SHOW YOU THE SECOND LEVEL: Do we really not have a Mad Men thread yet? The first episodes of this show's seasons tend to be stage-setters, all prologue. This was unusual, in that it was an episode with a beginning, a middle, and a very satisfying end, with the title of this post as a through-line. And Pete's comment about hiring actresses was maybe the funniest one-liner of the entire series (especially with the delivery), making even Roger's off-color matchmaking pale in comparison.
Anyway, the thread is open.