For those itching to catch up on all six-and-a-half seasons of Mad Men ahead of the series finale this weekend, AMC is airing all 91 episodes in a row beginning Wednesday, May 13th, at 6 p.m. EST, Uproxx reports.
The Mad Men marathon will culminate with the finale, which airs Sunday, May 17th, at 10 p.m. ET. In a show of support, AMC’s sister networks — BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv — will go dark during the finale and air a special message commemorating the series.
Also, after years of fostering an equal amount of fury and excitement with cryptic “Next week on Mad Men…” previews, AMC has offered up a heartwarming final promo clip. Set to Paul Anka’s “Times of Your Life,” the minute-long video traipses down memory lane, offering mostly lighthearted moments from the show’s run, but also spotlighting the poignant, such as Don showing his kids the home he grew up in, Bert Cooper’s soft-shoe farewell and Don and Peggy’s slow dance at the end of “The Strategy.”
If AMC’s massive Mad Men marathon isn’t enough, however, to satiate your desires for all thing Draper, check out Rolling Stone‘s recaps of the series’ final episodes, as well as our countdown of its 50 best characters and Rob Sheffield’s paean to the show that, even after it’s over, will inevitably leave fans wanting more.
“Epics aren’t supposed to have satisfying endings,” Sheffield writes. “That’s what makes them epics — The Iliad ends with the Trojan War still raging, The Aeneid ends before Aeneas founds Rome and Mad Men is guaranteed to end before Don Draper finds happiness.”