The sixth season of Mad Men premieres this Sunday with a special two-hour episode, FINALLLYYYYYYY! I cannot wait. No matter what problems we all might have with Mad Men, or with any television show of which we still watch every single episode, they all seem to wash away in the tidal wave of season premiere excitement. A clean slate! Until you remember the problems you had with it, which sometimes happens immediately! At least for me. I guess I have no idea what it’s like for you. Maybe totally different? How do other brains work, all the same or some different? Anyway, last night, to give us a hint at what’s headed our way, AMC posted a few photos from the premiere episode. TO BE CLEAR, I do not think we need these tiny sneak-peeks — the episode airs in a few days and we can for sure hold our horses until then, and also it’s nice when everything is a surprise and you don’t know that the episode is going to take place during– NO SPOILERS. No spoilers before the jump. But for those of us who want to see, or have already seen, a few photos, why not further speculate about what’s going on in them AFTER the jump? Let’s do it!
GUESS: Ok, this one is pretty easy. It looks like someone just invited Don into their office and told him something that he didn’t agree with. “That’s ridiculous,” he’s probably thinking. But it’s not too ridiculous. He’s not mad about it, he’s just like, “that’s ridiculous.” Also it’s Christmastime.
ALTERNATIVE GUESS: He’s on a talk show? Or on stage at a school play.
GUESS: Ok, this one gives us a little more insight into the first one. Looks like Megan is there, too. It’s a party? It’s a party and someone is giving a toast and the toast they’re giving is, “To the magic potion that made us giants.” Megan is happy about it — though a bit disappointed that they didn’t have the foresight to buy extra-large glasses — and Don is happy that Megan is happy, or at least he knows that he should be, but he’s not totally on board with being a giant and also maybe he’s having some second thoughts about Megan. He’s a bit tortured inside and incredibly bad at hiding it, for someone who has been hiding so many things inside for his entire life.
GUESS: Joan is at the party too and it is definitely Christmas. She’s holding the giant potion in her hands. “Little do they know the potion something something something.” Cannot tell what’s up with the giant potion, but I know it’s not going to go the way everyone thought it would.
GUESS: Everyone still hates Pete so they convinced him that everyone’s company Christmas gift this year would be the novelty ceramic version of those deli coffee cups. “We figured these were fun and we’d save some money,” they said. But really everybody else got a bonus and something nice. LOL.
GUESS: Ok, we’re back at work again. Don is like, “Just get it done.”
GUESS: Sally just has no idea about anything because she has a crush on someone.
And there you have it! Not that we needed to, but now we know a bit about what we’re in for on Sunday night. Still can’t wait! See you there!