While Matthew Weiner kept his word and did not kill off anyone at the end of “Mad Men” season 6 (except for maybe Pete’s mom), it is also fair to say that the man hardly closed the door on several other possibilities when it comes to the future of the show. For example, the decision by both Ted and Pete to move to California suggests for the first time that we could be saying goodbye to Vincent Kartheiser … at least for a little while. The same goes for Kevin Rahm as Ted, and maybe even Jessica Pare as Megan, given that it is not entirely clear at the moment just what is going to happen with her after Don effectively made her quit her job for nothing.
While Weiner made no guarantees to The Daily Beast that all three actors would be a part of the show’s seventh season, the suggestion was very much made that there will be some sort of presence from the trio when the show picks up on AMC next year:
“I think that you will have to take my word for it, judging from the mystery of Don and Betty’s divorce [back in Season 3]. I have not cut anybody loose, I really haven’t. I am interested in this world and I think that it’s a really, really fertile ground with great actors and great opportunities for the writers and directors, so we’re going to keep things where they are. People have to tolerate that it can’t be a Joan story every week.”
Weiner also explained that he is currently trying not to think about the end of the show next year, and is instead focusing on just taking a moment to breathe. Writing for season 7 will start soon, and at that point, we will have a greater sense of what the end will look like.
If you want to hear Weiner also talk about some of the key moments regarding Don and Sally from Sunday’s finale, you can do so by heading over to the link here.