'Mad Men' recap: The Littlest Pimp
Ken and Pete try to leverage a Jaguar vote, the head of the Dealers' Association who is a central-casting cigar-chomping tub of gross named Herb Rennet. He tells them his non-negotiable demand: A night with Joan Harris. (Whose rapist husband, her mother reminds us, we all wish would die over in Viet Nam already.) Pete, nastier than he's been in quite a while, of course runs this offer straight over to Joan, on the off chance that maybe prostitution is something she's been wanting to try. She somehow refrains from slapping the ever-loving **** out him, and politely demurs, so he takes it to a SCDP partner vote. After the men pick their jaws up off the floor and put their brains back in their heads from the appalling fact that this is even a thing that's happening, Don storms out.
Cooper never really knows what's going on, Sterling is nominally disgusted but a creep himself, and Lane... Well, Lane just wants that bonus he always wants, so they won't cart him off to jail. He weakly agrees to the plan, to stall, so that he can do an end-run around the whole party and tell Joan not to ask for cash, if she does it -- Pete wants to give her fifty grand, in prostitution money -- but just ask to become a minority partner in the firm. It's couched as a loving gesture, sage financial advice from her biggest ally, but really he's just watching out for himself.