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Oh, little Sally, welcome to the adult world. You don't get to wear makeup or gogo boots yet, the ballroom does not allow you to enter via staircase ala Cinderella, the cod tastes like cod, and, oh yeah, that's your step-grandmother giving Roger Sterling a blowjob in the back. Dirty, indeed.
I don't know that I have anything original to say about this week's episode, centered on the many ways in which parents and children can disappoint each other, other than to note how much of it is marked by the absence of parents as well -- Peggy's father and Betty, of course, but also Don's parents as well as his office dad Bert Cooper, none of whom were there to see him receive the award.
What I'm most intrigued by in this episode is Peggy's decision: excited by the prospect of marriage in the way that seemed to catch her off-guard, I wonder how much she's consciously settling for the best offer available to avoid loneliness (not that she would be lonely for long), and how authentically happy she is with taking this step with Abe. He does love her ham, after all.