Here’s a not-quite-so-random thought following last night’s penultimate episode of Season 3 of Mad Men:
What if the next episode jumps as far forward in the timeline as is normally reserved for a new season?
Why? Last night’s episode was both a hard ending (Don, crushed and defeated) and a beginning (The real 1960s that got underway following the death of a president).
But the problem is, picking up a week or even a month after the events of the last episode is too soon to accommodate the massive changes to come, both in society and in Ossining.
So, my prediction, based on nothing other that a pinch of logic and a cup of wishful thinking: The final episode of Season Three jumps all the way to December, 1964.