The final season of the AMC TV series Mad Men will be a long one, cut into two parts to be shown over two years. In a logical world, that would be two seasons, but what do I know? They’ve already filmed the final episodes. Here’s some more clues to get you ready for the new season.
Season 6 ended at Thanksgiving 1968, closing out the emotional low point of the 1960s and heralding the end of cultural radicalism with Richard Nixon’s elections. Given that this show began with the new decade, it seems unlikely that Weiner will jump straight into 1970, though Mad Men has had 15-month time gaps between seasons in the past. Slate cites Stan Rizzo’s Midnight Cowboy-style jacket as further evidence that the action will take place in 1969, though we don’t quite buy Forrest Wickman’s theory that the pot-smoking creative type will turn gigolo.
There are more clues as to what we’re in store for at Flavorwire. Learn what we know so far, the rest we’ll find out when the new season starts this Sunday.