Mad Men gloriously returns to our lives on April 7 and in the meantime, we are desperate for information—Juicy tidbits about what our beloved ad men and women will be up to. Unfortunately, notoriously tight-lipped creator Matt Weiner is really not cooperating with our impatience. He told TheDailyBeast that he yearns for a simpler time when everyone watched the show at the same time from the comfort of their living rooms and then talked about it over the water cooler. So basically what Matt wants is for us all to time travel to the decade the show takes place. That's not working for me, a blogger in the year 2013. Anyway, despite his best intentions to force us all to method-watch the series, here's everything we know about what's in store this season, using our best powers of deduction.
There's a promo that uses the word "affair." Get it? Because Don cheats a lot...
Season five ended with a woman approaching Don in a bar and asking "Are you alone?"—a meaningful question that Don ponders in both the literal and figurative sense. Will Don go back to his cheating ways? If the careful use of the word affair is any indication, we're definitely supposed to think so. That's pretty much all we get from this blue-ball-giving trailer, considering we already saw the images used in the teaser. Come on, AMC, you can do better than that.
Megan and Don go to Hawaii.
Perhaps to rekindle the romance? Don reads The Inferno on the beach—Symbolism!
Harry has embraced bad '70s era hair and sideburns.
Meanwhile, Don resists the sartorial shift.
What a square. Will he be able to keep up with his young, fashionable, and charismatic wife? Maybe it will be Megan, instead of Don, indulging in illicit affairs with hot, young things. Twist!
We need to study the final scene in the season five finale.
According to Weiner, we should re-watch the finale for clues. The last scene is of particular importance apparently. Here it is so you can jump to wild conclusions.
Some things we notice: Peggy sees two dogs mating in the street before she settles happily into bed alone. We think this symbolizes her swingin' single life. Pete is still really depressed but will perhaps find solace in music. Roger is naked. A single, naked silver fox, enjoying his freedom from his second marriage. Don walks away from his wife, drenched in a spotlight, into darkness to find himself exactly where he was pre-Megan: in a bar being tempted by women. Only instead of him being the aggressor, women are doing the hitting on. Here comes the sexual revolution.