How Characters on Mad Men Think About the Future
When Pete wants to insult Don, he shouts that Don doesn’t have a plan. Because Pete’s nightmare is not having a plan. He loves plans. He needs plans. Even if his plans tend not to work out. Maybe Ken Cosgrove can convince himself not to worry about the bomb, but Pete can’t operate that way. So when he tries to follow Ken’s advice and assume his father-in-law will stay quiet about their accidental run-in at the prostitute parlor, it blows up in his face. Account, lost. Marriage, lost. Pete, lost.