Yesterday in a round table discussion with other showrunners, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner complained about people on the internet spoiling the plot points of his show. As if in response, today the internet gave up two paparazzi shots of the set that seem to definitely answer one question posed in Season 2′s cliffhanger. This is definitely a spoiler, and by clicking the link below and following the jump you are officially assuming the blame. With great curiosity comes great responsibility, don’t come cryin’ to me, etc. Pictures:

OMG, a man from the future, where markers are worn as adornment, will suddenly appear at the Draper’s home, presumably wearing purple Calvin Klein underwear!:

Holy crap, a black man who doesn’t clearly seem to be a servant of some kind! Run, Betty!:

But seriously (or “seriously”), the Mad Men message boards are seeing this either as definitive proof that Season 3 of Mad Men won’t be ripping off Revolutionary Road with a Betty abortion, OR, since many fans are convinced the show is going to move significantly forward in time, they think the baby shown is not the baby Betty was pregnant with at the end of Season 2, but a later baby. But that theory is dumb. Betty was pregnant last season, and that’s the baby. Occam’s Razor. I’m sure the show has many other twists up its sleeve.

Comments (16)
  1. plaid shorts are soo 1962

  2. Tom  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2009 0

    If she found out she was pregnant in October 1962 (when the season finale was set) and Season 3 is picking up in 1964 as Weiner has said, then the baby in the photos does in fact seem too young to be the same kid.

    • Weiner never said for sure that season 3 would pick up in 1964. In the latest Rolling Stone, he said he can’t say which year it takes place.

      • James  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2009 +1


        (In which Island = glacially-paced period ennui. But yes, yes, his hair is magnificent.)

  3. Maybe this is a flashback.

    season 3 is gonna be AWESOME:
    does pete kill himself?
    does peggy take over sterling cooper?
    what happened to chauncey?
    is roger going to make it through the season?
    will kinsey stop being pretentious?
    does sal ever come out???
    did joan really marry that asshat doctor?

    • It might be a flashback to when Sally was born that Betty has during her Revolutionary Road abortion.

      • MadScott  |   Posted on Aug 5th, 2009 +1

        I can’t believe I’m the first (here) to point this out, but the car in the second picture IS, in fact, an Ice Blue 1961 Cadlilac Coupe DeVille. That’s the car Don just bought. I know it’s kinda hard for a non-car nut to see, but the car in this picture is very disctinctly a 1961 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.

  4. What!?!?! Revolutionary Road ends with an abortion? Why wouldn’t you put that in your disclaimer before the jump????

  5. I know it’s been out awhile, but Revolutionary Road was next on my queue dammit!

    • Revolutionary Road was the most exhausting movie I’ve ever seen. Seriously. When it was over, I was very worn out. Make sure you warm up before you watch it.

      In other news, can Jon Hamm wear a hat or can Jon Hamm wear a hat?! So pleased this show will be back in my life. Don’t throw any more chickens Pete!

  6. There’s just over two months until it’s back on. JUST OVER TWO MONTHS!

  7. Yeah, the time frame of this show really did a number on me. I didn’t realize until the end of the second season that Duck had supposedly been working there for…two years, was it? I thought, “Wait, didn’t he just get hired on like six episodes ago?” So I can’t wait for season 4 when all the guys at Sterling Cooper start going to Studio 54 and looking to Sal for tips on where to score the best blow.

  8. What if it’s one of those alternate reality things? Like how at the end of Season 1 Don gets home and embraces his family and goes away with them, but then it turns out that that didn’t happen at all?

    Maybe this is just some coked out dream of Betty’s…


  9. maybe it’s a baguette

  10. Duck  |   Posted on Jul 27th, 2009 0

    JFK is assassinated in Nov. of 63. This will be the backdrop for Season 3.

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