Can’t Wait for Mad Men’s April 13 Return? Watch Don’s Entire Journey So Far in 2 Minutes

And no, it isn't pretty

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How many times can a two-minute recap of Don Draper's six-season-long journey on Mad Men capture the off-the-rails boozer puking into a potted plant? Zero. But the rest of his repertoire is nicely represented in this short promo video ahead of the Season 7 premiere.

There are the suave drags on cigarettes, highball in hand, the prolific womanizing, the creative genius. AMC, as usual, has been stingy in releasing new material for the upcoming, final season. Hence the look back at Draper's world-by-the-tail early days on Madison Avenue through his infidelities, betrayals, failed marriages and, where fans last saw him, forced sabbatical from his namesake ad agency.

It's not much, since the Season 7 premiere is still six weeks away. But it's a decent, stylized refresher. What would make the April 13 series return not seem so distant? Two-minute Joan, two-minute Peggy, two-minute Bob. Definitely two-minute Bob.

Also, for a deeper dive, check out our archive of Mad Men Minute video recaps of every episode.

@TLStanleyLA T.L. Stanley is a senior editor at Adweek, where she specializes in consumer trends, cannabis marketing, meat alternatives, pop culture, challenger brands and creativity.