‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Finale Spoilers: Matthew Weiner Reveals Death Toll!
Perhaps more so than any season to date, ‘Mad Men‘ season 6 stirred the internet the most with its numerous death omens, and the abundant rumors and theories that Megan Draper wouldn’t survive the season. Series creator Matthew Weiner remained predictably quiet until now, so who can we confirm will bite the big one before the season 6 finale?
No one! That is, if you trust the word of a notorious spoiler protector in a post-’Star Trek Into Darkness‘ world. When asked about the rumors by the LA Times, Weiner admitted that he didn’t want death to become a predictable fixture of the show following Lane Pryce’s suicide in season 5. Series star Elisabeth Moss chimed in that internet spoiler hounds were barking up the wrong tree, to which Weiner responded “It’s just not part of the show. No one’s going to die.”
As for the t-shirt that started the whole circus, Weiner explained:
Yes, Sharon Tate wore that T-shirt, but that was just my costume designer Janie Bryant and I solving an argument. Women’s T-shirts had not come into fashion. I always wanted Megan in a Disneyland T-shirt and Janie kept saying, ‘They’re not around yet.’ So I said, ‘There’s got to be a women’s T-shirt,’ and Janie brought [the photo of Tate] in and asked, ‘Is this OK?’ And I said, ‘Yes. I want that exact T-shirt.’ Little did I know…
Also present for the interview was Jessica Paré herself, who jokingly gave a sigh of relief that her character would live through the season, though Weiner responded that he’d never say never to killing someone off. What say you? Does it take the excitement out of the final two ‘Mad Men’ episodes to know no one will die? Might Matthew Weiner be pulling a rug over our eyes?
Check out a preview of Sunday’s new episode “The Quality of Mercy” below, and give us your predictions in the comments!