"We don’t murder people on our show, but for there to be any stakes, there have to be consequences. [Losing Bryan] was a tough moment for the show, but that’s where we are. I know how people felt about Bryan. I obviously love working with him, and he has been an indelible character since the pilot. But I felt it was an expression of the times that he couldn’t work there anymore. It’s the ultimate case of sexual harassment.”
-- Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner confirming to TV Guide that Bryan Batt's character, Salvatore Romano, who came out of the closet at the end of last season, will not return to the show. The magazine notes that apparently Batt still hasn't been notified of the decision -- unless, like the rest of us, he just read about it on TVGuide .com. Ouch.
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