While you were sleeping, Don Doppelgänger broke out of his colored-pencil prison to initiate the next step in his plan to drive the TV-viewing populace mad with guesses about Mad Men’s upcoming sixth season: scattering promotional photos across the Internet. You already knew about Fat Betty’s banishment from the Francis estate and Pete Campbell’s newfound ability to grow facial hair—but did you know Ginsberg became a Southern colonel between seasons?
Or that the party portrayed in all these teaser shots celebrates the unveiling of a new wax rendering of Pete and Trudy?
Why is Megan’s hair so big? Because it’s full of secrets!
Here, the entire Draper-Francis clan poses to show off how old Sally, Bobby, and Baby Gene are getting—and to remind you of your own impending death.
And what would reading the Mad Men tea leaves be without intimations that Don will eventually turn into Roger? Then perhaps you’re interested in hypothesizing that Peggy is becoming Joan—or vice versa? Look, they’re posed in the same third of the photo!
The new season of Everyone Glowers At A Fancy Party Instead Of Making Advertisements, Except When They’re Hand-Drawn And Then There Are Clones—Hey Did We Ever Mention How Obsessed With Duality This Show Is? begins April 7. Until then, content yourself with the full set of promo images at Hit Fix and watch this trailer in which Matt Weiner and Jon Hamm helpfully suggest that season six will be “a reflection of the period” in which “a lot of our favorite characters” are “doing a lot of different things.” So, like, stumbling upon the ruins of a lost civilization and/or getting swept up in the space race in order to establish the first advertising firm on the moon? Because that’d be different! [h/t Warming Glow]
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