The "Mad Men" finale was many things at once: Frustrating, cynical, dark, moving, optimistic, profound, confounding. It was also full of ridiculous moments — both of the delightful non-sequitur and the ‘WTF’ plot-twist variety — which seemed to serve both as a wink to fans and as the Weiner equivalent of “whatever, I do what I want!” Such as:
"Mad Max" Mad Man!
Finally we get to see Don beat the land speed record that he’s been training for all these seasons.
Like a cat, Meredith always lands on her feet.
While getting fired is a bummer for most people, Meredith isn't shaken. Responding to Sterling's encouragement that "she'll land on her feet," Don's most unruffled secretary responds “I always do." Meredith spinoff please!
Happy 1970! How about some cocaine?
Joan and Richard proving that McCann-Erickson aren’t the only ones with a coke account.
Peggy and Stan are in a rom-com, somehow
Just because I did not see “Mad Men” devolving into a romantic comedy coming does not mean I will not ship this.
Team Steggy forever.
I guess Sterling lives in Quebec now?
He's still a cheeky rascal, even when he's speaking French.
Leonard's fridge monologue
So glad we got to spend precious, pivotal moments with all our favorite characters this season: Di the waitress, Puma, Anna Draper’s niece, and of course, Leonard. As Slate put it, "Ah, Leonard: Mad Men’s last great rando. God bless Matthew Weiner for squeezing one more in."
Don is a yogi now
Say it with me: OMMMMMMMMMMM.
Namaste, "Mad Men!"