Period Six of Mad Men turned out to be its weirdest yet, prompting fans to go crazy on the Net and spout out Lost-esque conspiracy concepts about Megan passing away, brand-new accounts guy Bob Benson secretly being a spy, a cop or– my personal favorite– Peggy and Pete’s time-traveling illegitimate kid.
None of that turned out to be true, obviously, but the touching way this penultimate season wrapped up was simply as shocking after the characters at the recently named Sterling Cooper & Partners experienced a year fulled of darkness and physical violence.
What’ll happen if Don’s totally removed from his work life? Is the infant step he took to reconnecting with his children a sign of what’s to come? What’ll occur to Pete and Ted in California? Is Sally Draper in for a crazy, rocky adolescence (it’s most likely safe to presume she is)? We’ll have to wait till this excellent series returns to take its final bow in 1969 to discover
Creator: Matthew Weiner
Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Paré, John Slattery, James Wolk, Kiernan Shipka