Hmmm Roger kisses someone and it was a surprise in some regard. Fun fun fun.
"The Other Woman" episode?
Oooh, good guess, SueB. That makes sense! My instant reaction was to think the title related to Don. Perhaps it's Roger.
I'm going with two options
1)Mona. Here's why - he's married to her. I could see somehow the thrill of it being an on-screen illicit kiss could be a surprising feeling for him.
2)New character. Here's why - I think Joan/Roger is hard to be "surprising" although I could see them kiss.
Has he ever kissed Mona on the show? Talia is his wife in real life so he's certainly kissed her before, but I could see how JS would find kissing her a "surprise" on the show. I'm on the fence about a new character. There have been so many introduced lately. It's hard to keep track.
I'll add one more to this list: One of the secretaries. JS made no mention of the kiss being a huge part of the plot...perhaps it's a ONS with one of the secretaries.
Why I think other "regulars" are unlikely:
- Peggy - I think she and Abe are going to be struggling w/ a long distance thing and Peggy has Roger's number. She won't go there.
- Megan - I think Roger already learned his lesson after attempting to park in another man's garage. He's had enough oysters & alcohol.
- Betty - ditto. She's still "Don's" even if divorced.
- Jane - i don't think he's going to fall in love with her again.
- Pete, Don, Lane, Ken, or Harry - Roger SO does not swing that way and neither do any of those characters
Even though JS tried to cover and make a joke about JH's beard being heavy and itchy, I agree with you that I doubt it's one of the guys. I also agree with you about Peggy..UNLESS both she and Roger are alone and very drunk. Both have very poor filters when they start drinking. It would be interesting to see him kiss Betty but I don't see that happening. Megan, IMO, needs to be waaaay more on the sidelines like Jane, not more center stage.
I'm waiting for Betty to come back. Anyone have any idea when it is, based on JJ's delivery of her son? I think she mentioned she took about 3-4 weeks off. They filmed 5.3 first (Tea Leaves) because JH directed and he made a comment along the lines of it being easier to direct the first episode when you are an actor because there is a lot of prep work that goes into it. January Jones was about 8 mos pregnant in that episode. She was on maternity leave for the premiere and probably for Signal 30. They film an episode in about 8 days. The double episode probably too twice as long. So JJ filmed Tea Leaves then at some point a few weeks later, gave birth..probably right after the premiere was filmed or maybe when Signal 30 was filmed.
That would mean we probably won't see her next week or the week after.
I know I'm overthinking this. Even though I never liked the character, I thought she added to the story. It's missing something without her, IMO.