I have to agree with those who have found Season 6 to be somewhat sloppy. Although there are always little problems, and that’s perfectly normal, there are more problems in timing in Season 6 than in any previous two seasons combined; perhaps more than in all combined.
Anyway, Episode 6.09: The Better Half. I fudged up the recap, but I’m not satisfied.
Day 1: Definitely Thursday. Megan says it’s Thursday.
On Day 2, Don travels to Bobby’s camp. Betty says Henry is coming “tomorrow.” It’s normal for an executive to take a day off, particularly Don, and particularly any exec on a summertime Friday. It’s less normal, though, for a camp to have “parents weekend” on a Friday.
Day 3: Here’s where it gets sticky. It’s definitely the next day, because Don sees that Henry has arrived and they greet each other. You know they don’t speak again for the rest of that weekend! Also, it’s the day following Roger’s day with Ellery; he had nightmares the night before.
This also appears to be the same day that Peggy stabs Abe. If it’s not the same day, if everything else I’ve got as Day 3 was Saturday and this is Sunday, then the scene with Peggy and Abe is the first scene on Sunday, and it’s late at night (it’s full dark in July). We also have Don coming home in the next scene, and you come home from a weekend away on Sunday night, don’t you?
Day 4: Gives us the illustrated scene, Peggy arriving at work looking like she hasn’t slept since the ambulance ride. So the ambulance really seems like Sunday.
So, it’s all blurry about the length of this weekend and what happens when. I know that Matt Weiner has never cared all that much about making clear dividing lines between days on the show. I also know that the first major continuity glitch was Season 1. I just want to emphasize that this makes writing recaps unnecessarily hard, and I really feel that the writing staff should be worried about us recap writers. Just saying.