While this news hardly comes as much of a shock, it is still nice to hear — following Peggy Olson’s departure from SCDP at the end of “Mad Men” season 5, she is still going to find a way to be involved in the show as a whole.
We have speculated all along that we would continue to see Peggy as a narrative force behind the show, and possibly even utilized as a way to show Don just how much he underestimated some of her own abilities in her many years working at the firm. So is creator Matthew Weiner setting us up for an epic game of cat-and-mouse between the two parties? He won’t say, but he did comment to TVLine in a new interview that Elisabeth Moss will at least be back:
“[Moss] going to be on the show next year … I can’t say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show.”
What may be possible here is that she appears in a capacity similar to how we saw Betty utilized throughout season 5, but what we still believe to be more likely is that we are going to see her in a little bit larger a role, but not necessarily to the extent that she appears in every episode.
During the interview, Weiner all but confirmed that there would be a seventh season for the show — although AMC has yet to confirm this as fact, both he and star Jon Hamm are signed on for two more years of the show. We know that he wants the story to come to a natural end rather than dragging it out, so despite the show having its best ratings yet for season 5, it’s still possible that the series may come to a close in 2014.
How much Peggy do you think is perfect for season 6? To check out our recent debate about “Mad Men’s” Emmy odds this year, be sure to head on over to this link.