Season 6 of “Mad Men” has been one of the most unpredictable in the history of the show. The most recent episodes have been full of downright shocking moments as they built up to what's sure to be a mind-blowing finale.
At risk of spoiling it for those who aren't quite caught up, we won't get too much into specifics. But Sunday's finale promises to be one hour of what-the-heck-just-happened television.
We asked readers and staff to contribute their predictions for the final episode of the sixth season of “Mad Men.” Here are a few of the forecasts we received:
Howard Marcus, deputy special sections editor
“Don Draper dies.”
Lizzie Johnson, breaking news reporter
“Sylvia is definitely going to die in the season finale. She is the only woman who never loved Don Draper back and is the most unexpected, but also disposable, character. Her death would play perfectly into Don's self-destructive streak. Plus, violence has been highlighted in this season, with all the riots, assassinations and Abe's stabbing. Something dark is bound to happen. I would also be willing to bet tension will flare up and some kind of face-off between Pete Campbell and Bob Benson will happen. Only time will tell!”
Dan Sullivan, books editor
“Ted will be brutally murdered.”
Graham Archer, online sports editor
“I think the final episode is going to look a lot at the relationship between Ted and Peggy. Either they'll take it to the next level or there will be some inter-office fireworks and fallout from the thinly veiled flirting. Just a hunch, but I think something big happens with Pete Campbell (Bob Benson's revenge?) and, as always, we'll end with Don Draper at some sort of low point — maybe Sally reveals his fling with the neighbor?”
Sam Herold, reader
“We will stare at the TV and say 'what the —?' as they set us up to watch one more season.”
Megan Parrott, reader
“Megan Draper dies.”
Erin Duffy, suburban reporter
— Megan and Dr. Rosen finally find out about Don and Sylvia's affair.
— Megan's been having an affair herself.
— Peggy leaves the agency again or transfers out when they open a West Coast branch after her blow-up with Don last week and after her and Ted's flirting fizzles out.
— Baby Gene gets adopted by a family that actually pays attention to him.
— Joan snags the Avon account, tells everyone at SC&P to fetch their own damned coffee, and starts her own agency with Bob Benson.
Mike Reilly, executive editor
“Peter and Peggy hook up. Ted catches them.”
Barbara Soderlin, business reporter
“Pete Campbell is strategizing to overthrow Don Draper and will somehow use Bob Benson in his plot. Pete's revenge will somehow involve that rifle (featured in earlier seasons), and Don will end up falling off a building or down an elevator shaft. Also, Joan and Roger will finally get together, and Joan will run the agency at last.”