“Severance” for Mad Men characters in more ways than one.
The Dawn of a new day on Mad Men?
If Megan is Lady Lazarus in Mad Men’s Episode 8, does she rise from the brink of metaphorical death of her dream to be an actress? If Don is the eternal Phoenix rising from the ashes, is Lazarus also a reference to his literal brush with death as the SCDP elevator doors open, and he […]
Mother Mary Comes to Me? Okay then. Maman Marie is a cool cucumber and a hot number – en même temps! Episode 7 of Mad Men offers an inside look at Megan’s mother and father, their strained relationship, and Don’s father-daughter bond with Sally as she’s growing up bit by bit. Even Peggy’s in on […]
Domestic violence, random violence, brutality at the hands of a handsome man. The stuff of fear, surely. And what else? Against the backdrop of an increasingly troubled 1966, the gender gap splits wide open in unexpected fashion in Mad Men’s Episode 4. “Mystery Date” strings together a collection of references to the potentially explosive anger […]