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The ‘Mad’ season is upon viewers

Frazier Moore, The Associated Press

In this image released by AMC, January Jones portrays Betty Draper in the AMC original series, "Mad Men." The second-season finale airs Sunday, Oct. 26 at 10:00 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/AMC) ** NO SALES **

On “Mad Men” last week, hotshot Madison Avenue ad man Don Draper was last seen stepping into the Pacific Ocean for an impromptu dip, still wearing his slacks.

Meanwhile, back at the Manhattan headquarters of the Sterling Cooper agency, Peggy Olson had certified her status as a secretary-turned-copywriter by claiming her own office. But the agency might be up for sale.

And through it all, everyone was wondering what had become of Draper. There had been no word from him since he vanished while attending a conference in California weeks earlier.

All too soon, the second-season finale of “Mad Men” is upon us, laden with many questions. Foremost among them: Will the mysterious Draper return to his old life, family and career in New York ” or flee for good, as he has done before, and fabricate another new identity to live out?

“Mad Men” has earned critical raves, loads of awards and a devoted audience as it penetrates modern times, as they were experienced in the early 1960s. Its sterling ensemble includes Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, January Jones and Robert Morse, as well as Jon Hamm, who stars as Draper (and happens to be hosting NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on the eve of the “Mad Men” finale).

It premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. PDT on AMC. Then it’s lights out at Sterling Cooper until next season.

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