Matthew Weiner needlessly confirms that Elisabeth Moss is returning to Mad Men

Matthew Weiner needlessly confirms that Elisabeth Moss is returning to Mad Men

As so often happens with Mad Men, a single, seemingly innocuous statement gave rise to fervent debate about what it really meant when Jared Harris sort-of suggested that Elisabeth Moss wasn't returning to the show. But all that fruitless freaking out at least accomplished something: It got the normally reticent Matthew Weiner to open up to TV Line and confirm that Peggy will definitely be a part of the sixth season. "When people leave Sterling Cooper, sometimes it is the end. But I will spoil that one tiny piece of anticipation and tell people that Elisabeth will be showing up to work," Weiner said without so much as a "SPOILER ALERT," because he is a jerk.

Anyway, Weiner compares the fan speculation over Peggy's fate to when the Drapers got divorced, saying, "Everyone was like, ‘I guess January Jones is off the show,’ and I was like, ‘Why would she be?’ I never understood that," clearly not registering that in that instance, it was mostly a helpful suggestion. But no, the very important character whose story functions as a crucial parallel to the protagonist's will not simply disappear. Unless, of course, Peggy will be back… as a ghost. Hey, maybe she's a ghost! We haven't talked about that possibility yet.  

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