If you really wanted to be surprised about the way Mad Men‘s going to end, turn away now.
In a recent interview with Grantland.com, creator Matthew Weiner divulged how he plans to end the series after the next three seasons come to a close.
“I do know how the show ends,” he revealed. “It came to me in the middle of last season. I always felt like it would be the experience of human life. And human life has a destination. It doesn’t mean Don’s gonna die. What I’m looking for, and 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 related to you.”
A-mazing. And now that we’re all ready to cry, get those box of tissues ready because Weiner continues to get real.
“It’s a very tall order, but I always talk about Abbey Road,” referring to The Beatles’ last album recorded together. “What’s the song at the end of Abbey Road? It’s called “The End.” There is a culmination of an experience of people working at their highest level.”
And if it’s going to end anything like the The Wonder Years (if we want to talk about shows set in the past that have the great capacity to make us weep), we’re probably in for a whole world of tears. Explaining that he also wants to explore the way Don’s adjusted to social and even technological advancements in addition to, well, life, Weiner also seemed adament to want to end the series on his terms.
All we ask is that he doesn’t get back together with Betty. How do you think it might end?