One quick thing before I start -- when Harry turned down the TV set last week, I missed a card announcing a special report on the TV. So CBS was on top of things after all, and I'm sorry for making fun of them unjustly. Especially since without them we wouldn't have How I Met Your Mother.
Okay. Wow! What an unexpectedly action-packed and fun finale, in a season that's been fairly short on both. Hold on to something -- here we go.
Don awakens, and after he fumbles with the clock that apparently didn't go off at the hour he wanted, we see that he's sleeping in Baby Gene's room. And while his plight certainly isn't funny on the merits, especially with his smoking cough having resurfaced, the polka dots on the table lamp in the room are, and wherever Grandpa Gene is now, I'm sure he agrees with me.
Cut to Don meeting Connie in a suite in the Waldorf, and Connie, not one for mincing words at the best of times, tells Don he has news -- he was at McCann Erickson the previous day and learned that effective New Year's Day, they're buying Putnam, Powell, and Lowe, which means he's going to have to move his New York properties' advertising concerns elsewhere, as SC will become part of McCann in the deal.