It's the fifth episode and it's still not clear exactly where this season is heading. Yes, Betty had baby Eugene, Duck is back, and the British guys have their panties in a bunch, but there is no clear direction like in the previous seasons. I have some speculation that is probably way off the mark, but the thought popped into my head and won't leave.
With Betty not sleeping well, and Don still disconnected, I predict a huge change, either good or bad. This hinges on Sally's teacher Suzanne Farrell who is overtly attracted to Don who reciprocates. Whether they act or not will define where the season is going. If they do, Don's home life is going to hell, if they don't all will be good and even better. Unfortunately, there were clear signs a hook up will happen. When Suzanne called Don, we had a good idea what she wanted, so now it's up to Don to show some restraint, something he is not too great at.
Love him or hate him, Pete really stepped up with his creativity, trying to market to the black community. Too bad nobody but Pryce bought it. While Hollis may have viewed Pete's slightly insensitive (for today's standards) comments as racist, he actually respects blacks enough to think they could be targeted as a group. Luckily, Duck Phillips realizes his worth. I liked how he also sought out Peggy to work for Grey. The conversation she had with Don about her pay was almost painful to watch. She's probably not going anywhere, but you gotta feel for her.
The scenes at the hospital were a huge portion of the episode. I don't understand why so much of it was dedicated to the prison guard Dennis. I intensely disliked him from the beginning and didn't have anything good to say until his departure when he tells Don he's and honest guy. Right... Betty in her "fog" was having all sorts of visions. It started off fine with Pushing Daisies-esque scene with a caterpillar, but eventually she had a dream of her father calling her a housecat. Can anyone tell me where the music in the first scene with the caterpillar and the very end of the episode comes from? I swear I've heard it in a movie somewhere, but I don't remember what.
Edit: Someone asked about that very brief scene at the hospital in which the prison guard who befriended Don earlier seemingly shuns Don, so after rewatching it over 10 times, here's what I have. The prison guard's wife has a smile on her face, but her eyes are telling the real story, she's unhappy. I don't know where Dennis was taking her, but there was no baby in her hands, and I'm guessing she was clutching her hands because a baby belong in them. If I had to take a guess, I'd say the baby died after being born.