The last episode of AMC's 15-Emmy Award winning, period drama TV series "Mad Men", airs May 17, 2015, written and directed by series creator Matthew Weiner:
"I am extremely solicitous of the fans' pleasure," said Weiner about the final episode, "but as the person who’s telling this story, I think people sometimes have to be protected from what they want to see happen. To delight them with a surprise...you can’t give them everything they want."
"...'Mad Men' is set in the 1960's, initially at the 'Sterling Cooper' advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, 'Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce', located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Sixth Avenue.
"Focal point of the series is 'Dick Whitman', a self-described 'whore-child' (Jon Hamm), who enlists in the army and assumes the indentity of killed officer 'Lt. Col. Don Draper' following an accidental explosion behind enemy lines during the Korean War.
"A talented charmer, Draper eventually becomes creative director at Sterling Cooper and later a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
"The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States across the 1960's, starting Season 1 in March 1960 and moving through late 1970 by Season 7..."