I’m so conflicted about Pete, probably because I’ve known too many people like him in real life. He’s a weaselly asshole, yeah. But he doesn’t even realize it. That’s just his nature. How could you hate him for being himself?
The whole episode, I was rooting against Pete. I was happy when Don made his disapproval known. I was happy when Handsome stepped in and whisked away Ms. Vanilla Extract. I was happy when Lane knocked him out. But then he cried, and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. He’s that annoying kid in school who wants to be your friend but manages to piss you off without even realizing he was being a gnat. Still, even those kids need friends. They can’t change, so someone somewhere needs to just accept them for who they are. Pete doesn’t have anyone at SCDP.
He must be very lonely.