The curtain has been pulled back. Life before the 70's was not as pure and simple as we have been led to believe. Human nature has always been the same and the proof was offered up in this episode. The juxtaposition of period authenticity with 21st century shock and awe was well blended. The flashback to Don's "birth" was superbly blended with him standing at the stove current-day. The words coming out of Don's mother's mouth (remember that had to be the 30's) were unexpected and yet another layer of lies was added as the midwife presented Don's mother with a live baby named Dick. Pete's shock and disappointment was almost tangible and Ken's naivetÃ© was real.
Sal's performance was awesomely uncomfortable.