Mad Men (2007–2015)
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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.

Director:

Scott Hornbacher

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Matthew Weiner | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Francis (credit only)
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Harris
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Kiernan Shipka ... Sally Draper (credit only)
Jessica Paré ... Megan Draper (credit only)
Kevin Rahm ... Ted Chaough
Christopher Stanley ... Henry Francis (credit only)
Jay R. Ferguson ... Stan Rizzo
Mason Vale Cotton ... Bobby Draper (credit only)
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Maggie Siff ... Rachel Katz
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The $100.00 tip Roger leaves the waitress at the beginning of the episode would be equivalent to $653.91 tip in 2018 dollars. 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 »

Connections

References Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Is That All There Is?
(uncredited)
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Peggy Lee
Played at the end of the chinchilla coat scene, and over the end credits
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confusing
6 April 2015 | by aa-nassirySee all my reviews

First of all, I want to admit that I am a big fan of series; but when I started to watch, I was shocked: There was no "previously on Mad Men" after such a long gap. (was there or I missed that?)

Secondly, it seems we are encountered with a cinematic gap between recent episodes; because there are some characters or events that I am not aware of and most of main characters have mustache (why?!)

So, I am confused by Mad Men S7 E8 and a little disappointed in fact. I just watched but could not digest it. I hope something happens in the next episode. Although it is a little impossible, because John Hamm said in the red carpet "we have filmed rest of series a few months ago"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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