Did Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth” just stage the greatest “Mad Men” reunion of all time when new character Darryl (Jon Hamm) gets shot to death by Melissa (January Jones) in the Season 3 premiere? “We come in peace,” chokes out a bloody Darryl before succumbing to his bullet wound, as Melissa’s jaw hits the floor in shock (watch above). And just like that, “Mad Men” fans everywhere finally got to pseudo-experience the moment of Jones’ Betty enacting the ultimate revenge on her cheating, alcoholic husband Don Draper (Hamm). We’ll drink to that.
This was the second major A-list cameo for the Emmy-nominated apocalyptic comedy, following a surprise appearance by Will Ferrell in the second season. Just like Hamm’s brief appearance, Ferrell’s character only appeared for several seconds before he was accidentally killed when Carol (Kristen Schaal) shouted, “Boo!” Who do you want to see pop up next on “The Last Man on Earth”? The possibilities seem endless at this point, so give us your best suggestions in the comments section below.
“Mad Men” won the Emmy Award for Best Drama Series four times in a row (2008-11), but it wasn’t until the show’s final season in 2015 that Hamm scored his first Best Drama Actor victory. Jones was nominated just once at the Emmys, in 2010, but was bested by Best Drama Actress champ Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”). “The Last Man on Earth” has earned five Emmy nominations so far, including two Best Comedy Actor noms for creator/star Will Forte, but has yet to prevail.