It truly is the end of an era. AMC’s Iconic series Mad Men begins airing the second half of the final season on Sunday, April 5, 2015. A lot took place in the Season 7A finale, “Waterloo,” for Sterling Cooper & Partners and troubled ad man Don Draper.
Before Sunday’s premiere, here is where we last left our favorite Mad Men characters.
Don Draper (Jon Hamm)
Don had a rough go of it in the first half of Season 7, according to TV Guide. Forced to take a leave of absence from the ad agency, Don returned only to receive a letter from the partners – but really just from Cutler – saying that he breached his contract, and he is out.
He reaches out to his wife Jessica to let her know he is getting fired, and they will no longer have to have a bi-coastal marriage. During the call, it is apparent to both Jessica and Don that the marriage is over, and he can remain in New York and her in L.A.
Don’s job is saved when Roger Sterling convinces the partners to sell their company to McCann Erickson, making each partner a lot of money.
There is still one big secret in Don’s life – he is not really Don Draper. Don has lived his adult life with the stolen identity of a dead friend.
Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss)
After Don gave her the Burger Chef pitch, and she was awarded the ad campaign, it seems that Peggy is, in fact, becoming the next Don Draper.
She may be climbing the corporate ladder that women struggled with in the 1960s, but Peggy remains a somewhat sad and lonely character. She even admitted to spending her birthday alone.
Her married lover died and her only friend outside the office, her 10-year-old neighbor, has moved away.
Roger Sterling (John Slattery)
After pulling off the sale of Sterling Cooper & Partners and saving Don once again, Roger remains a perpetual teenager. Joan does not believe that he is capable of a grown-up relationship and he continues to struggle as he tries to connect with his daughter.
Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks)
Joan is no longer the office manager. Instead she is a full-fledged accounts woman. She also made the bold move to promote the firm’s first African American secretary to her old job.
Betty Draper Francis (January Jones)
Her marriage to Don didn’t work out, now it looks like her marriage to Henry is not going to work either. Plus her daughter, Sally, seems to have a crush on their house guest, Sean.
Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka)
Over the course of Mad Men, Sally has gone from an innocent and cute little girl to a sullen teenager. But will she reconnect with her father in the last seven episodes?
The second half of Season 7 of Mad Men premieres Sunday, April 5, 2015 on AMC.
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