Now that Breaking Bad is off the air, it’s time to focus on our other television obsession — Mad Men. Recently, series creator Matthew Weiner spoke about the show’s dramatic return and its unexpected ending. Warning: Several spoilers regarding Mad Men’s series finale are after the jump!

In a recent Q&A conducted by Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Jeff Garlin, Weiner stated, “I do know how the whole show ends. It came to me in the middle of last season.” For those of you who aren’t familiar, Mad Men‘s set in the ’60s and centers on the life of Don Draper, the creative director of an ad agency. We watch as he faces the turbulent changes of the decade, in both his personal and professional life.

Weiner says the show’s finale will feature the end of Draper’s life, adding, “I always felt like it [the series] would be the experience of human life. And human life has a destination.”

Now, before you assume the series ends with Draper’s death, Weiner was quick to add that “It doesn’t mean Don’s gonna die. What I’m looking for, and how I hope to end the show, is like … It’s 2011. Don Draper would be 84 right now. I want to leave the show in a place where you have an idea of what it meant and how it’s related to you.”

So does this mean Mad Men will end in modern times? And will we see an FX-aged Draper futzing around in 2011, similar to the end of The Godfather: Part III? Whatever the case, let’s hope Mad Men goes out on a high and memorable note. 

What do you think of the Mad Men news?

Source: The AV Club