Fans are understandably upset by AMC's decision to split the seventh and final season of Mad Men into two truncated halves. It's a strategy that paid dividends for the Breaking Bad finale, but is unlikely to provide a similar ratings boost in this case.

In fact, it may well drive casual viewers away from the acclaimed series.

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Talk about a demotion! What's Peggy doing chasing down customers in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant?

Oh, just demonstrating the pluck and ambition necessary for a woman to climb the corporate ladder in 1969 (or today, for that matter). As usual, of course, her male colleagues (even the ones who work beneath her) aren't struggling quite so mightily.

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In the fourth season of Mad Men, Don Draper - adrift, drunk and newly divorced - broke down into tears after learning of the death of his sole confidant, Anna Draper.

It was a moment that astounded fans and inspired countless memes based on the sight of the usually aloof ad man's outpouring of raw emotion.

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It's always strange to see the offices of Sterling-Cooper (or whatever they're calling it these days) devoid of click-clacking typewriters and comely secretaries.

After all, the last time Don Draper walked into a silent lobby he discovered his co-workers huddled around a television watching coverage of the JFK assassination. 

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Well, we all figured Don would make his way back to SC & P eventually, but who knew he'd get there on his hands and knees?

Don agrees to previously unimaginable terms in order to get his old job back (Lane's old office! Playing second fiddle to Lou! No drinking on the job!!!) but before he can start making his way back up the ladder, Don - as always - has to find a new way to hit rock bottom.

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Getting fired can take a tremendous toll on anyone's health and well-being, but for a man like Don Draper (who got drunk every night and took frequent midday naps even while he was gainfully employed), an extended period of rudderless inactivity could amount to a slow death sentence.

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