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Severance 

Don is oddly drawn to a diner waitress as he learns about the loss of an old acquaintance, Peggy and Joan are disrespected by a chauvinistic client, and Cosgrove is in for big changes after his biggest business connection retires.

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Harry Crane
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McCann Erickson's fifty-one percent purchase of Sterling Cooper has led to bigger changes to SC than most of the partners or higher account executives realize. The partners are now all millionaires, and they believe that they can leverage McCann's business to further their own. Topaz is one such account, which is causing problems for Joan and Peggy, the account leads. Topaz, whose primary business is affordable drug store hose, is being squeezed from below by Hanes' new mass market line, Leggs, which not only sells in drug stores but also supermarkets. In consultation with Don, Joan and Peggy go into a meeting with McCann account managers to discuss the proposal. The mixed results lead to an angry Joan evaluating the way she presents herself, while it affects a blind date Peggy has with Mathis' visiting brother-in-law. The Topaz account and another creative involving a commercial where the chosen model will wear a chinchilla fur coat makes Don think about someone from his past. What ... Written by Huggo

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5 April 2015 (USA)  »

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Continuation of season 7. Because of the time jump in the narrative the episode feels more like a season premiere. See more »

Goofs

Barbara ends her conversation with Don because she has to help. Barbara is Rachel's sister so she is a mourner, the Jewish custom is that during the "Shiva" (7 days of mourning) the mourners don't do day to day tasks to be able to focus on their mourning and not entertaining the "guests", the extended family, friends and neighbors take care of their needs: Food, shopping, cleaning, etc. See more »

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References Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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A Beautiful Mine
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Losing me..
7 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

I am with aa-nassiry from Iran in that I feel outside and not drawn in by this episode though for more reasons than being somewhat confused.

I have greatly enjoyed this series and looked forward to this return only to find myself unable to return to having any real interest in the characters. They feel dried up to me. I don't find myself rooting for Don or Peggy or anyone else for that matter and with so few episodes left I am thinking why get back into it if it takes work from my side to try and love it.

Perhaps I speak too soon and in these final few it will develop into something more engaging and enjoyable. Regardless, it has been a great and memorable series.


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