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'Mad Men' series finale recap: End of an era

'Mad Men' series finale recap: End of an era

What a surprisingly sweet ending, down to the very last drop.

The “Mad Men” finale was far from what I was expecting, but I’d expect nothing less Matthew Weiner and company. It wasn’t the most riveting episode of the season (that honor would go to the penultimate episode where Betty finds out she has cancer), but it tied up all the loose ends while giving a wink that all of Don’s soul-searching could unravel at any moment.

The episode begins with Don in the salt flats testing out the latest hot rods. All that comes to a screeching halt when he talks to Sally and discovers Betty is dying from lung cancer.

He then calls Betty, but she tells...