Mad Men Season 6: Will Don Cheat?

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The look.

That's how Mad Men Season 5 concluded, with Don Draper alone at a bar, approached by a woman, asked about his status and no longer the happily married stranger he had been for most of the season to many viewers.

"When you see the face of Don at the end of the last episode, you say, "Oh, that's where that guy's been. I recognize him," Matthew Weiner tells TV Guide of where his drama left off.

Don Draper, Alone

But does this set-up guarantee Don's infidelity? Has he truly regressed to the role of cheating husband he played so well while married to Betty? Not necessarily.

"I think it's a fleeting glimpse," Weiner said. "I can't tell you where we're going, but I definitely think when you hear that question, Are you alone? it's not just, Are you going to start cheating on this woman? We've seen how faithful he's been."

Aside from Don's fidelity, the most pressing question many fans have revolves around Penny. Will we even see her on Season 6?

"Some people do leave the show, and I'm not guaranteeing that she will be there or be in that world as much. But when Don divorced Betty, I had all these questions of like, 'I guess [January Jones is] off the show," and I was like, 'She's raising his children. You don't think that he's going to have any relationship with her ever again?' ... Peggy is part of Don's life."

Read the full interview with Weiner and then respond below: What grade would you give Mad Men Season 5?

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If you don't want 40,000 people sarcastically reminding you, then fix the typo, ya snotty bitch.


All I am trying to find out is when the hell season 6 starts!!!!


Why is it so hard to find out when the new Man Men season will start? With all the fans asking, I would think
AMC would publish the dates way ahead of the start date.


i love love madmen and im afraid im going to miss it i have dish ;-( and im stuck for another year from january 2013 in my contract.. i too love don draper.. and im hoping to see betty thin and hot again in season 6 and i would love to see Don catch betty from behind in a bikini or hot outfit and try to hit on her and then shocked when he realizes its her. I would love to see them two dance around the idea of hooking up but not actually doing it because of course they are both married, and for her to be totally irresistable to him through out the whole season and keep us fans in constant wanting and wrapped up in romance teasing us the whole season. Keep megan on of course but acting more, i cant stand peter so i dont care what he does this next season ... but would love to see kenny cosgrove move up and secure some accts. maybe partner??? roger is funny but he needs to stop LSD. I just cant wait til season 6 starts.. i hope dish gets amc back or im going to be hitting up friends to DVR it


When is season six coming? Love this show


when does Season 6 begin?


When does season 6 of ma Men start?


Ok, people, we get it. There's a typo in the article. Move on. Don't need 40,000 people sarcastically reminding us everyday.


Don's lie is the reason why he cheated on Betty. According to Matt Weirner, Don felt lonely and isolated in his lie so he would cheat to feel less lonely. Which makes a lot of sense because he never cheated on Betty when he was happy, only when he felt like crap. It's like he used sex ( with other women) to comfort himself. He also seemed to tell these women the truth. I knew Don wouldn't cheat on Megan since she knew the truth and accepted him, he wouldn't feel so alone and wouldn't need to cheat but in the season finale, he looked lonely and when the girl at the bar asked if he was alone, he didn't say no so I'm guessing if Megan neglects him, he will cheat on her.


I got into MadMen late through Netflcks and watched all 4 seasons together. I would say the first 4 seasons put MADMEN as the best series ever for television. I thought season 5 was distracating. It seemed like there wasn't enough continuity, wIth Peggy and Betty chacacters having small rolls. The office was confusing and too much Megan. MadMen season 5 had the chacaters so out of character. Though I understand characters develop, season 5 seemed to lack the good writing of the previous seasons. I'm not gone yet and hope Season 6 remains truer to it's earlier writing style.

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