When Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) told Don Draper (Jon Hamm) that she was leaving Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, "Mad Men" viewers weren't the only who got choked up.
"I don't want to sound too precious about it, but it was very emotional for both of us, because regardless of anything, it's the closing of a chapter," Moss told GQ of her final scene with Hamm. "But it was also fun. You get those scenes and you're lucky to have them. Definitely my favorite scene to play of the season, and definitely one of my favorite scenes ever on the show."
So is Peggy leaving the show for good? Jared Harris implied she was, telling The Daily that "other people had left the show that had been there since the beginning. Elisabeth [Moss] left the episode before and she’d been there since the beginning," after his character Lane Pryce committed suicide.
While creator Matthew Weiner told TV Guide that Peggy is "part of Don's life" in Season 6, Moss is staying mum. "Well, you can draw your own conclusions from my movements in the world at some point," Moss told GQ. "If I'm in L.A. shooting 'Mad Men,' then I guess they're not letting me go! But at the same time, honestly, I don't know exactly what's going to happen."
HuffPost TV's Maureen Ryan doesn't think Peggy is going anywhere. "Is Elisabeth Moss leaving the show? I highly doubt it," she wrote in her Season 5, Episode 11 recap. "My guess: Maybe she'll be gone for the next episode or two, but when Season 6 begins, she and Don will somehow end up back in each other's orbit. Maybe another merger will take place, or perhaps Michael Ginsberg will burn out and Don will beg Peggy to come back?"
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