This drama has come a long ways from the 1960's and has pulled off some surprises along the way. Because of that, while some things are explained this last episode, others are left out in the field. One thing makes perfect sense. The big ad campaign for Coke is totally completed logically. It was that ad song which took Coke, a drink which had an image problem associated with Southern Racism, and made Coke mainstream. "I'd like to buy the world a coke - On a hilltop in Italy We assembled young people From all over the world To bring you this message From Coca-Cola Bottlers All over the world It's the real thing - Coke. And they sang...
I'd like to buy the world a home And furnish it with love Grow apple trees and honey bees And snow white turtle doves.
Chorus: I'd like to teach the world to sing In perfect harmony I'd like to buy the world a Coke And keep it company That's the real thing.
While this show took several liberties with history and ironically proved that at the 1968 Democratic Convention, the whole world was not watching the Chicago protesters, some of the main folks are tuned in while others are tuned out. This ends before the need for greed era of Reagan and major corporations takes hold. Up until free trade
It makes sense because while a lot of folks came out of this history this way, this ends before the need for greed generation of Reagan - this ends before free trade era takes over and we are still naive.
This country lost the mad men innocence when that era began and Walmart took over. While the unorganized mess that is here leaves Draper and company in the past, that is the way it should end. The pay phone in one of the last scenes is a reminder of where we are at. Will this ever go on from here? No, this is the right time to end it, with Carson still smoking, and Peggy Olsen getting hot and falling in love at lust, after her brief encounter with the future woman who makes a pass at her. The innocent era of mad men is over, may that always be a memory for us.I can hear the Grass Roots now, singing "Melody For You" on a California Beach. Draper is getting a well deserved rest from all his previous lives now.