January Jones went full-on Betty Draper on the Sept. 25 episode of ‘Last Man on Earth.’ With a shotgun in hand, January’s character Melissa threw it way back to a classic ‘Mad Men’ moment. Jon Hamm also guest-starred on the episode!
Let’s be honest, Betty Draper would have LOVED Melissa. On the Sept. 25 episode, Melissa (January Jones) and other survivors are approached by a trio of strangers wearing hazmat suits. The situation becomes deadly when Melissa shoots one of the strangers in the chest, recreating one of Betty Draper’s best moments on Mad Men. Everyone remembers when Betty grabbed a BB gun and started shooting at the pigeons in her backyard, all while looking flawless.
To make the moment even better, the guy she shot was played by Jon Hamm, 45, a.k.a. Don Draper! This is the Mad Men reunion we’ve been waiting for! If you watched this epic scene from another angle, Betty Draper finally got her revenge on Don.
Funny this is, star Will Forte, 46, had no idea the scene would have so many Mad Men vibes. “There was no Mad Men tie-in that we were ever planning,” Will told our sister site TVLine. “Frankly, I can’t believe it didn’t occur to me.”
The tie-in did occur to January, 38, but she doesn’t think the scene has any everlasting impact on her and Jon’s characters. “I thought we had such a beautiful ending to our story,” January told TVLine. “I felt like there was closure. As Betty, I didn’t feel any anger towards Don. But I thought the fans would get a kick out of it. Thinking back to some of the stuff he did to Betty, maybe they’d see it as a little redemption.”
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