'Mad Men': 13 Things That Need to Happen in Season 7

Next year's Season 7 will mark the end of Mad Men, meaning a lot needs to be wrapped up after Don Draper unwrapped his life in front of Hershey's executives. But what needs to happen in order for Season 7 to go down as smoothly as a rich piece of chocolate? Read on to find out!

The Final Season

Next year's Season 7 will mark the end of Mad Men, meaning a lot needs to be wrapped up after Don Draper unwrapped his life in front of Hershey's executives. But what needs to happen in order for Season 7 to go down as smoothly as a rich piece of chocolate? Read on to find out!

Don Draper Finds Redemption

Season 6's finale certainly set Don up for a sunnier Season 7. Of course, after he hits rock bottom. (That "Going down?" elevator quote was certainly not one of Mad Men's more subtle moments.) Still, the admission of his past over a candy bar — and that look of respect from Sally after revealing his childhood home to his kids — seems to indicate that a more honest Don could be going way up in his final season. And does up mean far, far away from Sterling Cooper & Partners?

More Joan

Really, Season 6? You give Joan just one measly Avon storyline? Roger's inclusion in Joan's Thanksgiving spells good things for Season 7, but we can't have our dear Joanie relegated to the bottle in the back seat of a car.

Ted Boards a Flight Out of Town

And I mean right now. Season 6's finale proved that the advertising agency's "good guy" is actually just as manipulative, controlling, and womanizing as Don Draper. Ted just doesn't realize it — which makes him worse. After spurning our dear Peggy, we can't wave goodbye soon enough. Fly away, Ted!

Peggy Gets Her Due

The secretary-turned-copy editor-turned-ad agency superstar certainly deserves to officially put her press release-writing past behind her. With Pete and Ted (hopefully) in California, and Don on leave from Sterling Cooper & Partners in the near future, Peggy has an opportunity to accelerate to the top of the heap like a speeding Chevy. And, hopefully, unlike Joan, she doesn't have to sleep her way to the top to prove she deserves it.

Peggy and Stan Do the Deed

But if Peggy DOES have to romance someone in Season 7, please let it be beleaguered Stan, whose crush on Peggy has gone too long unrequited.

Ginsberg Gets Laid

It's only fair that Mad Men's one true good guy could start keeping up with the agency's bad boys. That sense of humor, that mustache... dude's a catch, ladies!

Dawn Gets a Storyline

The weakest link of Season 6 deserves better. Please, Mad Men, make there be something more interesting about Dawn than the fact that she's a homonym for her boss.

Sally Gets Therapy

Please, Mad Men, take care of our Sally Draper. She's been through a lot this season — and watching your father romance your neighbor is enough to go through in one lifetime. Give Sally someone to talk to — a therapist, a well-meaning friend, hell, even Peggy. Just so long as it's not Glen.

Betty Dumps Henry

Season 6 painted Betty as a flawed hero — her trip to New York City to help Sally's young friend, her burgeoning connection to the daughter who's rejected her her entire life. Could Season 7 see Betty fully transforming into (gasp!) a good mother? Only if she ditches the man attempting to redirect her focus on his political campaign. Who needs men, Betty, when you have a gun to keep you company?

Megan Leaves Don

Sure, that means she'll also leave behind several episodes filled with the most fashionable clothing of the 1960s, but Season 6 proved the couple's storyline has become just as dull as the couple's relationship.

Bob Benson Does Something

The mystery was fun while it lasted, but, come Season 7, Bob has to do something to prove he was worth all the build-up. Whether that's making us 'ship for Bete (that's Bob and Pete, mind you) or actually finally murdering someone, we just need a Bob storyline that doesn't make us only pine for Lone Star.

Pete Campbell Gets Eaten By a Bear.

Okay, so the banans theory is likely to not come true. So, instead, let's hope that Pete does what he does best: Continue to be Mad Men comic relief: Getting punched in the face, driving your car backwards, accepting the fact that your mother died on a cruise by saying "She loved the sea" — so much better than the tortured, philandering Pete. Oh, and get back together with Trudy so when Bob asks how you are, you can answer, "Pretty great, Bob!" this time.

More Roger

The great line in the Season 6 finale (“You know what they say about Detroit: it’s all fun and games till they shoot you in the face.”) proved it: When in doubt, Mad Men, always more Roger. Always.