Wow. Don’s sexual habits. He’s becoming more like Roger (and the underlings as well, though smoother) — that is, he’s more indiscriminate, more public, more casual about his, um, indiscretions. In season 1, he carried on affairs. He had what I’d classify as relationships with both Midge and Rachel. He seemed to have an emotional and intellectual attachment to these women. There was seemingly depth, duration and exclusivity (well, despite the marriage thing, which, you know…) In season 2, with Bobbie and with Joy, it wasn’t so much an attachment, but an escape. Those women provided some sort of release for him. But with Shelly the Stewardess, that was just a sexual encounter: a pretty woman served herself up on a plate for him, and he took a bite…or three. Just because. It was there. That’s right out of the playbooks of every other guy at the office…And Eugene from Paul’s party.
Makes me wonder if Don has gone completely numb. It’s no longer that he “can’t feel a thing,” I get the sense now that he doesn’t even want to.