Ever since up-and-coming actress Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) donned the same T-shirt that Sharon Tate wore in a 1967 photo shoot, "Mad Men" conspiracy theorists have been writing the character's obituary, believing she'll meet a tragic end along the same lines as the fate that befell the '60s sex symbol. The logic (and we use the word loosely) is that the show hasn't skimped on showing the social upheaval prevalent in 1968 New York, what with all the wailing police sirens, the riots and Peggy stabbing (albeit accidentally) her then boyfriend Abe with a makeshift bayonet.
So when The Envelope hosted a round table with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner and the show's lead actresses the other day for a conversation, we couldn't help but inquire about the general health of everyone's characters going forward.
"I don't want to spoil anything for people, but after Lane ..." Weiner began, referring to the late, great Lane Pryce, who was the ad agency's financial officer until he hanged himself at the end of last season.
"They’re barking up the wrong tree," Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy, added.
Weiner: "It’s just not part of the show. No one’s going to die."