Don Draper Wrote That Coke Ad, After All

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Farewell Don Draper. My proverbial hat goes down to the writers, the director, and the entire cast of Mad Men. The show was monumental in its subtlety and its realization of an era often romanticized.

TIME

Matthew Weiner has officially spoken on the Mad Men season finale.

The showrunner followed through on his promised “decompression” of the final episode with a discussion with novelist A.M. Homes on Wednesday at the New York Public Library. The chat marked his first (and likely only) interview to touch on Sunday’s series finale.

“I can’t believe this happened, and I’m so grateful we got to do it and we were allowed to end it how and when we wanted to,” he said. “I wanted it to feel that there was a vision and a point to the entire thing. … I’m so pleased that people enjoyed it and seemed to enjoy it exactly as it was intended. You can’t get a 100-percent approval rating, or you’ve done something dumb.”

The Hollywood Reporter recaps the most intriguing revelations from the discussion (among them candid thoughts about literature, therapy, Al Gore and

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