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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:08 AM

If you wrote for Mad Men, how would you wrap the series (it ends next year)

I see Sally moving to Calif to live with Don & his wife & then getting caught up in the counter-culture..

Don's forced hiatus would keep him in LA as well, where he would open his own "shop".

I would make Betty a rich widow (hubby & his Mom die in a car crash)

The older gents at the NY office retire & Joan ends up the boss.

Peggy is made a partner & marries someone not in advertising (a man who we never see). She ends up subletting Don's swanky apartment.

Pete ends up working for Joan & Peggy.

The final scene would be Betty & their boys boarding a plane to go visit Sally ....cut to Sally carrying a protest sign in Haight-Ashbury...then nothing..

The ending would signify the passing of the torch ... and without Don Draper...

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Reply If you wrote for Mad Men, how would you wrap the series (it ends next year) (Original post)
SoCalDem Jun 2013 OP
TreasonousBastard Jun 2013 #1
RevStPatrick Jun 2013 #2
SoCalDem Jun 2013 #3
pengillian101 Jun 2013 #4
Duer 157099 Jun 2013 #5
Jenoch Jul 2013 #6
trumad Jul 2013 #7
Jenoch Jul 2013 #8
trumad Jul 2013 #9
Generic Brad Jul 2013 #10
BOG PERSON Jul 2013 #11
displacedtexan Jul 2013 #13
Jenoch Jul 2013 #14
Chiennoir54 Jul 2013 #12

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:50 AM

1. All of the men get into a huge fistfight at lunch, are hauled off to jail...

and the business dies. Don's secret is out and he kills himself.

Peggy and Megan realize they are lesbians and take off to Hollywood where they make it big producing chickflicks. Sally finally has parents she can respect and makes plans for veterinary school.

Joan disappears for a while until she writes a book 15 years later about how she ran the biggest whorehouse in NYC.

Betty breathes a sigh of relief.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:26 AM

2. I would end it at Altamont, just like the 60's ended.

 

Maybe Glenn takes Sally to the concert, and they witness Meredith Hunter being killed by the Hell's Angels. As the screen fades and the final credits roll, you hear Mick Jagger singing "I pray that it's alright... I pray that it's alright..."

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:37 PM

3. That would be a great way to end it..

However it ends, it should be without Don as a focal point.. His "time" is fleeting. He was a relic from another time:

He became someone else.. His whole post-war life was about becoming who he thought he needed to be, and in the end he was still insignificant and unable to affect others around him.. He used women as playthings/amusements...and they surpassed him. He ignored his kids, and they grew up being their own persons without much input from him or their mother. His business ended up in the hands of others, and he turned out to be not so important there .

The 60's were ALL about passing the torch to the younger folks, and Don arrived on the scene , thinking he could control things.. that he was the young , hip guy in charge, but he was actually at the end of his era...and he was the one left in the dust.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:42 PM

4. I love your ending! n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 08:17 PM

5. Can we make room for an affair between Betty and

Glenn?

And Peter ends up a cabana boy for Bob and Manolo.

Don moves to LA and continues his pattern of having affairs with young women, eventually getting an STD and lung cancer.

I like the Peggy and Joan ending up running the business. But now they have Roger playing the Bert Cooper role, the eccentric old founder guy.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:55 PM

6. I think Don

 

(and Roger too) would die from cirrhosis before lung cancer. Roger might die of a heart attack before his liver fails.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 08:56 AM

7. It will most certainly focus on Don at the end....

 

I think he drops out, heads to California, grows his hair long, and finally finds happiness. It's kind of shaping up that he and Betty might even get back together....

Possibly one of the best written shows in Cable history.

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Response to trumad (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 09:58 AM

8. I'm not certain I liked the

 

Ted Chaough story line from this past season or the Pete' mother thing either.

I wonder if they will end it so they can come back to it at some future date?

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 10:14 AM

9. yeah..

 

But poor old Pete..dad dies in a plane crash...moms dies falling overboard on a cruise ship....or was she pushed?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 11:42 PM

10. Don gets a job at McMahon and Tate

He changes his name to Darren Stevens and marries a witch. Hilarity ensues.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2013, 08:44 PM

11. Don Draper jumping out of a high window

like in the title sequence

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Response to BOG PERSON (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:44 PM

13. Exactly. I always thought the show was the lead up to the jump.

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Response to BOG PERSON (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 12:57 AM

14. It had not occurred to me

 

that something like Draper leaping from a skyscraper was in the cards. I always thought the opening sequence was about his life being out of control. You might be onto something.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:18 PM

12. I like yours. Creative...

...and kind of consistent with the characters we know. I can't quite see Sally going counterculture; she is primed for rebellion, but she is so spoiled and preppy . . . With that snotty, imperious mother she has. I could see her being a Youth for Nixon type somehow. Which was rebellios of a sort in 1968 I suppose.

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