Matt Weiner has a plan for 'Mad Men's' end
November 16th, 2011
03:09 PM ET

Matt Weiner has a plan for 'Mad Men's' end

As "Mad Men" prepares for its fifth season to bow in March, fans can rest assured that showrunner Matthew Weiner indeed has a destination in mind.

Grantland reports that he explained at a recent L.A. event that the grand finale - which he expects will arrive in about three more seasons - came to him in the middle of last season, and we at least know that Don Draper will live to see the end.

"I always felt like it would be the whole experience of human life. And human life is a destination," Weiner said. "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."

OK, so that's a bit vague, but at least Weiner is concentrating on crafting an ending to "Mad Men" that will suit its critical acclaim.

"All I want to do is not wear out the welcome," he went on. "I was 35 when I wrote the 'Mad Men' pilot, 42 when I got to make it, and I'll be 50 when it goes off the air. So that's what you're gonna get. Do I know everything that's going to happen? No, I don't. But I just want it to be entertaining, and I want people to remember it fondly and not think it ended in a fart."

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Snarky

    Show's garbage.

    November 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bhavin Nayan

    In India we have very many peoples named weiner. The weiners are very nice. We never touch them though. It is forbidden in our culture.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ragneesh ghandu

    When he was little his mom would call the neighborhood kids and ask if they would come over and play with her weiner. WEEEEEEINER !

    November 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Observer

    Best show on the air!
    Will be interesting to see how it all ends.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ragneesh ghandu

    This guy is really a WEINER !

    November 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Carolyn

    LOVE, love, love Mad favorite show. Alas, I am having to give up my Direct TV and just get local channels on my TV antenna. Can't afford it any more. Will just have to see the next shows on Netflix or something – after the fact.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |

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