day of reckoning

"Mad Men" 7: The Beginning of the End for Don Draper

As AMC readies to premiere the seventh and final season of "Mad Men" creators and cast members prepare for the end.

Apr 8, 2014 | 01:13 PM

Will Don Drapers's lies finally catch up with him?

With less than a week left until the premiere of the seventh and final season of AMC's hit drama "Mad Men," creator Matthew Weiner has promised not to wallop the audience" with a grand parting shot.   

"[My goal is] to leave the characters in a place where they're going to be in viewers' imaginations forever," Weiner told the AP.

Does that mean mad man Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is going to get away with living a double life? It depends of how you read Weiner's description of the show's main character. 

"There's been a constant assertion about Don being out of touch, and that, by 1968, his style of advertising isn't working anymore. I've never felt that," Weiner said. "What I do feel, particularly last season, is that society has caught up to him. Identity issues caught up with society, which made the society more like Don. He's never been MORE in touch," he added. 

Meanwhile, Jon Hamm is not really looking foward to the end of Don Draper.

"We've been a very tight cast and crew and family for a long time, so it's going to certainly be sad to see that end," Hamm said. "It's kind of off in the distance. I think maybe once it gets on the air and we start shooting these last seven [episodes], it might sink in a little bit more," he added. 

The seventh and final season of "Mad Men" premieres April 13. Scroll down to watch the season's preview as well as some new behind the scenes clips from AMC. 



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