Either by design or by accident, Stan finds out about what Lou does in his spare time, this activity which Lou *seemingly* wants kept secret. Stan decides he cannot resist spreading the news amongst the creative staff. This action places Stan in an awkward position, but places Don in a bind with regard to getting away to Los Angeles for the weekend. That last minute weekend trip is to visit with Anna's niece, Stephanie, who telephones out of the blue with the news that she is well-advanced in a pregnancy, and implies that she has no money and the father is no longer in her life. As such, Don offers to meet her at the Laurel Canyon house, with Megan taking care of her until he arrives. Don's Los Angeles trip ends up not being anything like he envisioned. On the personal side, a drug induced incident takes place, which by the sober light of day makes all feel a little embarrassed. But on the professional side, Don, by chance, gets hold of some information about goings-on at Sterling ...
Did You Know?
The scene where Ginsburg spies Lou and Jim talking in the glassed-in computer room is staged like the scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey where HAL reads the lips of the astronauts, right down to the rapid pan of the camera between the two sets of silently-moving lips. The episode that aired directly previous to this one was titled "The Monolith"; a large black monolith plays an important (if mysterious) role in the plot of 2001: A Space Odyssey. See more
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey
How Much Can A Man Take
Written by Becki Bluefield, P.K. Benninghoff and Finley Duncan
Performed by Big John Hamilton See more