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A moody ‘Mad Men’ finale with Don Draper unhappy

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But there were exceptions.

Stiff-upper-lip British partner Lane (Jared Harris) was caught in a financial scam by Don on last week’s episode, and, after getting canned from the agency, he hanged himself in his office — a suicide that weighs painfully on Don, while echoing the hanging suicide of his half brother in season one, for which he likewise feels responsible.

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And the indomitable Peggy, tired of doing great work and getting too little credit, shocked Don two weeks ago by resigning to spread her wings at another shop, where, in the finale, she was poised to create the branding for Virginia Slims cigarettes.

Late in the episode, Don ran into her at a matinee for another James Bond movie, the 1967 spy spoof, "Casino Royale."

He asked how she was doing at her new job. She said fine.

"That’s what happens when you help someone," said Don, who since the series began had been Peggy’s gruff but devoted mentor. "They succeed and move on."

It sounded like a man who’s unhappy and alone.

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