Is this the end of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce?

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Thrilling as Beatlemania and devastating as a Muhammad Ali uppercut, season 4 of Matthew Weiner’s Emmy-winning drama reached new heights of creative satisfaction by dropping identity thief/adman extraordinaire Don Draper (Jon Hamm) into the depths of despair and forcing him to confront the cost of being “Don Draper.” That riveting exploration—which yielded all-time Mad Men awesomeness, including Hamm’s bravura acting duet with Elisabeth Moss’ Peggy—comes to a head in tonight’s season finale as Don takes his kids (including Kiernan Shipka’s Sally, who’s had a breakout season) on a road trip. “I wanted to do a story about a 39-year-old man who was divorced and losing his coordinates, throwing his whole sense of self into question,” says Weiner, adding that he hopes viewers have “found it entertaining to see someone really questioning who they are—and maybe not getting an answer they like.”