Coca-Cola Knew It Would Be in the Mad Men Finale, but That's About All It Knew

'Hilltop' spot was key to the series' end

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Sunday's Mad Men finale featured a few delightful surprises, included a captivating blend of real-world creative and fictional backstory involving Coca-Cola and agency McCann Erickson. 

(Warning: spoilers ahead for those who haven't yet caught the final episode.)

In the final moments of the AMC series, Coca-Cola's famed 1971 "Hilltop" ad took center stage, with the implication being that Don Draper created the spot after being inspired at a meditation retreat.

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