"Honestly, Bob is in love with Pete," said Weiner. "I don't know that he's gay. He's just in love with Pete."
"It was one of the most beautiful love proposals we've ever had on the show," he continued. "Pete has everything Bob wants. Bob is someone like Don that grew up on the outskirts of things and had a fantasy of who he wanted to be, and Pete really is that person."
It's hard to conceive of a happy ending for the drama that put AMC on the cultural map in 2007 and is still enormously influential. After all, the opening credits depict an ad man falling to his doom, as he plummets down the building he worked so hard to climb.
As usual, Weiner won't hint at what's ahead next season. But he was willing to answer a fundamental question at the heart of the show that will bear on the narrative end for Don — can people change in a meaningful and positive way?
"I don't know," said Weiner. "It's the eternal question. It's as important to me as what is the meaning of life. I don't think it's easy, but I guess I think it's possible."
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When: 10 p.m. Sunday
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