Mad Men Finale Has Fans Talking
The Mad Men Finale is in the books... What did you think? We all know who Don Draper is.
The hard-drinking, chain-smoking ad man (Jon Hamm) resolved his season-long midlife crisis last week on AMC's "Mad Men."He ripped up his journal of "inner thoughts" last week and worked to save his agency with a daring anti-tobacco salvo to The New York Times.So how will series creator Matthew Weiner top that development in the fourth-season finale of the Emmy Award-winning show tonight at 10?
AMC declined to release a screener and provided little information other than the title -- "Tomorrowland" -- and the teaser that "a new opportunity arises for Don and Peggy (Elisabeth Moss)."
While the business hijinks have been engrossing, if predictable, "Mad Men's" taboo-breaking story has received little notice.
Don and ex-wife Betty (January Jones) just might be the most wretched parents ever depicted on prime time.
Even Showtime's serial killer Dexter is more affectionate with his kids than these two.
This viewer is hard-pressed to think of a worse parent -- OK, Livia Soprano on the HBO mob drama, but by the time we met her, her children were middle-aged.
In "The Beautiful Girls," the season's best episode, tween-age Sally (the sublime Kiernan Shipka) dropped by Don's office unannounced and Don's secretary, Mrs. Blankenship, dropped dead at her desk.