I still haven’t watched Mad Men all the way through, but my wife has, and her reaction to the finale was very similar to @janwillem’s reaction.
This reminded me of a comment I posted in a long-lost forum or comment thread somewhere, just after the episode had aired and was generating a lot of heated talk, with comparisons to other iconic TV finales. This was my own hot take. Enjoy:
INT. BEDROOM. DARK.
Sounds of a man waking from a bad dream.
Don Draper is in bed next to Suzanne Pleshette.
Don looks around room, bewildered.
On dresser, sees snow globe with a miniature hospital inside.
Hitman walks in from master bathroom, stepping over many balled-up white socks that spell the word “GOODBYE”.
MUSIC OVER CREDITS:
“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.”