'Mad Men': Matthew Weiner quit during Season 5 negotiations
"Yes, I quit, at the negotiation. ... And in the end, everything worked out," Weiner says.
That sound you heard was a collective sigh of relief from fans of the show who have been holding their breath since October 2010 when Don Draper ( Jon Hamm) proposed to his assistant Megan ( Jessica Paré).
"I always end every season like it's the end of the show," he says. "There was a terror in me that someone else would come in and do it. And I don't know how they would do it, but I would have to live with that. In the most protective and demanding way, I did not feel that it was worth going back to work to make a show that was not the show I'd been making."