In the penultimate episode of Season 5 of "Mad Men
," Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks
) made a horrifying discovery. Her colleague and friend Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) had taken his life
, and it wasn't a pretty sight.Joan cried for days over Lane's suicide, and her character wasn't the only one who was upset. "I do have to say, I cried when I heard the news [about Lane being killed off] for the first time," Hendricks told TVLine
. "Jared is such a wonderful actor and a great person. It's difficult to know you don't get to work with someone you enjoy so very, very much. But he and [series creator] Matt [Weiner] certainly had a long discussion about it, and it was for the benefit of the storytelling for the show. It was quite an amazing episode."Harris' talk with Weiner was indeed a long one, and he told HuffPost TV's Maggie Furlong
that the blow was dealt to him over a bottle of expensive liquor in Weiner's office. "We get to the office and he offers me some ridiculously expensive Brandy
," Harris remembered. "And I thought **** man, this isn't good.
He said, 'I have something to tell you,' and I went, 'Uh-oh, this doesn't sound good man.' And he goes, 'I'm really sorry, it's not.'" ...