The Necessity of Letting Go, of Severance, in a Life Well Lived: Mad Men Returns With a Message

April 7, 2015 2:49 PM

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The Necessity of Letting Go, of Severance, in a Life Well Lived: Mad Men Returns With a Message

Many may have been too full of family, Easter eggs and Manischewitz to have been able to end the drought of life without Mad Men. Therefore, I offer both a spoiler alert and promise that although I will discuss Sunday evening's banquet of "Severance," the title given this episode, I will do my best not to give away the plot.

The song of this episode, interwoven with skill and foreshadowing, is Peggy Lee's haunting, "Is That All There Is?" The underlying theme echoed is the necessity of endings -- of 'letting go,' of severance, in all lives lived well. The importance of cutting ties in this episode focuses on lives devoi...

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