The End of Mad Men: "Severance" in The End of Mad Men Episodes Posted April 6, 2015 I sent this into the cast as well, but I really was curious to hear everyone's thoughts on this. I thought this episode showed a great, and troubling, range of Don dealing with the loss of several women from his life. In the first scene in the diner, when Don is telling a story to three women and Roger, he carefully makes sure to call his childhood home a boarding house, not a whorehouse, effectively avoiding having to speak about those women. Later on at his apartment, Don is with a new woman who spills red wine on the carpet. This is the exact spot where Don "murdered" another woman from his past in a fever dream (Madchen Amick from Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks Rewatch). As Don covers the wine stain and they begin to get intimate, she finds an earring of Megan's under the bed, which Don speaks ostensibly lightly of and throws away. And finally, looming largest over the episode is Rachel Katz/Menken. He learns of her death from his secretary, he attends her funeral and tries to find understanding with her sister, then goes to make sense of a dream about Rachel with one of the waitresses at the diner.