Matthew Weiner says everyman Leonard was "probably most important role in the series"
"The next day, he wakes up in this beautiful place, and has this serene moment of understanding, and realizes who he is," actor says. "And who he is, is an advertising man"
The Shield's mini-reunion highlights a night when no titles changed hands and most folks were probably cheering for Don Draper
Our TV critic breaks down the good, the bad & the soda ad of the show's swan song
The show goes out with a New Age bang, some happy endings and the most ambiguous use of a soda ad ever
From Sinatra to Stones, Bowie to 'Zou Bisou Bisou' — the show's choicest song selections
"If you do your ending right, it is a great ending," says creator. "It is not a reflection on the entire TV show"
All 91 episodes set to air beginning Wednesday evening
From 'Lost' to 'The Sopranos,' these are last episodes that got it right — and very, very wrong
From one-off cameos to Sterling-Cooper's core players, we're ranking the show's most memorable characters
Don rehashes his trench-warfare past and Matthew Weiner drops a bombshell in the series' penultimate episode
Restlessness, sexism and roller skates — tonight's episode was a doozy
Sterling Cooper gets swallowed up for good as an era comes to a close
An old face returns and several characters get second chances as the long wind-down continues
Don Draper is trying to move on with his life — but the past won't let him go