The end for “Mad Men” is on the horizon … at least sort of. There are 14 episodes left in the series, and the only twist is that for whatever reason, AMC has decided that you need to wait over a year before you see the latter half of them.
But rather than sit here and tear into the network for making this decision (mostly because we have done plenty of that already over the past several months), let’s talk a little bit about what star Jon Hamm knows is coming up … which may not be too much at all. What the man behind Don Draper knows, per a recent interview with the Guardian, comes from his discussions with creator Matthew Weiner on the ending over the years:
“Well, it hasn’t been written yet. But I have every possible faith in Matt [Weiner]. We have a meeting before every season starts and we sit and talk for an hour or two, not about specific things. Just chatting about what we did on holiday, what art we have seen, about sports or getting older or whatever. Just stuff that is on my mind. And he will write a bunch of things down from that conversation. I have no idea at all what the process is after that.”
From this point on, the “Mad Men” set may as well be dark when it comes to the hopes of the media to find out anything else about it. This is the most spoiler-free show on television, and we say that even in comparison to some like “Game of Thrones” and “True Blood,” which air on HBO and should be pretty secretive in their own right. It’s just that AMC has themselves something here that they consider to be a crown jewel, and when you consider how heavily serialized the story is, just one little thing coming out would ruin it for everyone.
“Mad Men” will likely return with the first half of season 7 this spring on AMC, where it will probably come following the conclusion of “The Walking Dead” season 4.