At the beginning of Season 7 of Mad Men, I noticed two quotes used in Time Zones that I thought would be important, thematic, for the season.
In The Monolith, Roger refers to “Marigold”‘s commune as Shangri-La. It’s time to leave Shangri-La, he says, and return to reality. If you’re not familiar with Lost Horizon, it’s important to note that Shangri-La is the Utopian paradise found by the characters in that film.
Utopia, of course, has been a concern of this show ever since Season 1.