During 'Mad Men's Series Finale, AMC-Affiliates Will Go Dark & Display A "Special Message," So Let's Imagine What It'll Be

As anyone who hasn't been living under a rock for the past, oh, year or so, you're probably well aware that the series finale of Mad Men is set to air on AMC this Sunday. As a fan, I can honestly say I'm really depressed about it — but let's not focus on our sadness about one of the greatest shows of all time ending! Let's focus on the good times, just like the insanely sentimental Mad Men series finale trailer that dropped on Tuesday beckons us to. And, while we're doing that, let's also focus on the media lead-up to the finale: Because AMC is really pulling out all the stops when it comes to the end of this show, and that's not worth ignoring. According to Entertainment Weekly, AMC will not only marathon all 91 episodes of Mad Men beginning Wednesday at 6 PM, and ending on Sunday, May 17, when the finale airs (so if you want to catch up...now's your chance), but, also, all the networks affiliated with AMC — that is, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv — will go dark on Sunday during the series finale to honor Mad Men. During this time, the networks will reportedly only display a "special message," the contents of which has not been revealed.

While I honestly believe Mad Men deserves the commemoration, that's still pretty crazy — and it leads me to wonder what this "special message" will actually involve. I know, I know: Realistically, it'll probably be something nostalgic and fitting of Mad Men, sort of like those "End of an Era" Season 7 posters that the series rolled out before this year's premiere.

However, what if it's something more specific than that? As a fan, I have to wonder...and as a fan with access to photoshop, I have to imagine. I mean, it probably won't be any of these, BUT WHAT IF IT IS?

(Just kidding. It really probably won't be. I just need a little happiness in the face of the bleak darkness that awaits me in a post-Mad Men world.)

An Ode To Fall Out Boy & Mad Men

Also, the actual song would play on loop in the background, as covered by Paul Anka.

Just Kidding

Honestly, after that majorly shocking plot twist (you know the one I mean) during last week's episode, I WOULDN'T BE MAD ABOUT THIS.

The Truth

THEY WOULD NOT BE WRONG. Where is that Peggy spinoff already?!

Safe Place

Zen music would play in the background. Like Bon Iver, or something.

The Surely Amazing Ending

Honestly, if this was the case, I wouldn't blame them. I'd do the exact same thing if I knew how Mad Men ended.

The Classic

I mean, this one is probably the most likely, but I won't ignore the fact that there are many other options.

The Truth, Pt. 2


Image: AMC; Tanya Ghahremani/Bustle