When Mad Men viewers last saw Salvatore Romano, he had been fired from Sterling Cooper and was seen calling his wife from a park phone booth, seemingly about to engage in promiscuous behavior.
It sounds like this will also be the final time fans of the AMC drama see Bryan Batt in that role.
With filming on season four scheduled to begin in March, the actor told TV Guide Magazine he doesn't foresee a return to 1960s New York: “I was supposed to be notified by December 31, and nothing,” he said.
Creator Matthew Weiner seems to echo that sentiment:
“We don’t murder people on our show, but for there to be any stakes, there have to be consequences,” he said, adding that losing Batt “was a tough moment for the show, but that’s where we are. I know how people felt about Bryan. I obviously love working with him, and he has been an indelible character since the pilot.
"But I felt it was an expression of the times that he couldn’t work there anymore. It’s the ultimate case of sexual harassment.”