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Severance – Episode 5, The Grim Barbarity Of Optics And Design

The Two Paintings

11th March 2022

Mark Scout, Adam Scott (“Big Little Lies (TV)”, “Between Two Ferns: The Movie”), comes across Helly R, Britt Lower (“High Maintenance (TV)”, “Future Man (TV)”), in the elevator. She’s been down and up, Mr. Grainer, Michael Cumpsty (“Tommy (TV)”, “Madam Secretary (TV)”), arrives and orders Mark into the elevator.

The next day he arrives in work to find Peggy / Ms Cobel, Patricia Arquette (“Boardwalk Empire (TV)”, “Boyhood”), and Mr. Milchick, Tramell Tillman (“Godfather of Harlem (TV)”, “Elementary (TV)”), waiting for him.

They inform him that Helly is in hospital, she’ll be back in a couple of days. Mark is shocked, but Helly’s outie has no intention of resigning, so Helly will be back. Mark is spending his time reading his brother-in-laws, Rickon, Michael Chernus (“Werewolves Within”, “Materna”), book, which is truly awful, but to Lumon Mark it is revolutionary!

Mr. Grainer informs Peggy / Ms Cobel that Diagnostics have confirmed that Petey’s chip was tampered with and he was joined-up, she was right. She hasn’t told the board though, she wants to find out who did it and take everything to them at once.

Outside of work and Mark’s sister, Devon, Jen Tullock (“Perry Mason (TV)”, “The Coop (TV)”), goes into labour and during that time he discovers that Rickon left him a copy of his book, but he hasn’t seen it, says someone must have stolen it. He begins to tell his sister about Petey, but doesn’t get very far before the baby arrives.

Ms. Casey, Dichen Lachman (“Altered Carbon (TV)”, “Animal Kingdom (TV)”), from Wellness has been brought in to keep an eye on Helly, lookout for signs of sadness and, at her request, is able to provide a hug.

Irving, John Turturro (“Transformers: The Last Knight”, “Barton Fink”), begins to see the black goo again, and we learn where that comes from a little later. He decides to go and see Burt in O&D but before he does he is photocopying the map when he discovers some printouts of a painting.

Mr. Milchick arrives and says it was a mistake, he shouldn’t have seen it. It appears to depict an uprising by O&D, as Dylan, Zach Cherry (“Duncanville (TV)”, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), has always talked about, Milcheck denies this.

Mark manages to get rid of Ms Casey for a while and takes Helly for a walk in which they discover more divisions within Lumon, some odd ones, like a room filled with goats.

Meanwhile Irving and Dylan go with Burt, Christopher Walken (“The Jungle Book”, “Seven Psychopaths”), to O&D where Dylan finds a replica painting but this one showing the MDR department uprising, instead of O&D.

Directed by Aoife McArdle (“All of This Unreal Time (Short)”, “Kissing Candice”) and written by Anna Ouyang Moench, we are starting to get into the guts of Lumon and Severance, or are we?

DETAILS

   

RELEASE DATE
11th March 2022

DIRECTED BY
Aoife McArdle

WRITTEN BY
Anna Ouyang Moench

Running Time:
44mins

THE QUICK SELL
Irving and Dylan confront Burt about his lies. Mark and Helly discover a strange new department.

CAST & CREW
Adam Scott, Anna Ouyang Moench, Aoife McArdle, Britt Lower, Christopher Walken, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, John Turturro, Michael Chernus, Michael Cumpsty, Patricia Arquette, Tramell Tillman, Zach Cherry

TV / STREAMING PLATFORM
Apple TV+

DETAILS

   

RELEASE DATE
11th March 2022

DIRECTED BY
Aoife McArdle

WRITTEN BY
Anna Ouyang Moench

Running Time:
44mins

THE QUICK SELL
Irving and Dylan confront Burt about his lies. Mark and Helly discover a strange new department.

CAST & CREW
Adam Scott, Anna Ouyang Moench, Aoife McArdle, Britt Lower, Christopher Walken, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, John Turturro, Michael Chernus, Michael Cumpsty, Patricia Arquette, Tramell Tillman, Zach Cherry

TV / STREAMING PLATFORM
Apple TV+

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