Last night's finale of Mad Men, appropriately titled "Tomorrowland," overflowed with optimism. After a dark season, we saw new love, new business, and even a new baby on the way for one of the characters. Upbeat advice filled the episode, along with tough love, and I've rounded up some of the best words of wisdom. Check it all out now.
"Don't be upset, it's just a milkshake." — Future Mrs. Don Draper Megan wows Don with her cool reaction to Sally's spilled milkshake. After his tough childhood and life with Betty, Don never knew such a calm reaction was possible.
"There is no fresh start. Lives carry on." — Frustrated with Betty after she fires nanny Carla, Henry Francis tells his wife that only harm will come from trying to destroy the good from her past.
"Enjoy the harvest, plant some seeds. Maybe get a place of your own. Don't you want to go home some day and see a steak on the table?" — Don's lawyer tells him to seize the day (and enjoy his growing bank account).
"I know that every account I have will eventually leave me. It's not worth the risk. Cynthia's my life. My actual life." — Ken Cosgrove says he's no Pete Campbell and refuses to jeopardize his personal life for work.
"They're mourning for their childhood more than they're anticipating their future, because they don't know it yet but they don't want to die." — Don has the youth figured out.
"Did you ever think of the number of things that had to happen for me to get to know you?" — A lovestruck Don thinks the universe has conspired for him to meet his soulmate/secretary.
"Well I learned a long time ago to not get all my satisfaction from my job." — Joan tells Peggy not to invest so much of herself in work. Peggy's response: "that's bullshit."
"I'm not going to have some conversation and have to sit through coffee afterwards. Just get to it." — Dr. Faye would rather get the breakup talk over with.
"I got the rest of my life ahead of me. So do you." — The real Don Draper's niece makes Dick Whitman feel hopeful about the future.
"Maybe that sick feeling might go away if you took your head out the sand about the past. If you resolve some of that you might be more comfortable about everything. And then you're stuck trying to be a person like the rest of us." — Before she's dumped, Dr. Faye urges Don to take on his past.