AMC series Mad Men is shedding characters on a weekly basis. In the last episode, Peggy Olson jumped ship. Now Lane Pryce has been killed off—needing two attempts to commit suicide—after being caught embezzling from the agency. In recent years, creator Matthew Weiner has managed to orchestrate the demise of at least one person per season, with two deaths taking place in the office (Don Draper’s previous secretary, Miss Blankenship, was the first inter-agency casualty). Hopefully, AMC series The Pitch will also die this year.