30 Favorite Mad Men Episodes (RANKED)

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1. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Suitcase (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don deliberately delays returning an important call from California, because he knows it's bad news about Anna. Instead, he keeps himself occupied by forcing Peggy to miss her birthday dinner to pull an all-nighter with him for a client.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 4,693

2. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Signal 30 (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

While Lane needs some help closing with a potential new client, Peter begins to crack under the pressure of both his home life and work life.

Director: John Slattery | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,256

3. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Other Woman (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Peter asks Joan to make an unspeakable sacrifice to help secure the Jaguar account, Peggy prepares to make a drastic move in response to Don's treatment, and Megan's acting career begins to create tension with her and Don.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,660

4. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Shut the Door. Have a Seat (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

With another sale on the horizon, Sterling, Cooper, and Draper convince Lane Pryce to fire them and then join them as they start up a new advertising firm. At home, Betty follows through with her plans to divorce Don.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 3,731

5. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Waterloo (2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

Don and Peggy prepare to pitch to Burger Chef, one day after the Apollo Moon Landing. Meanwhile, a power struggle in the firm between Sterling and Cutler leaves Don's future hanging in the balance.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,822

6. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Crash (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

The creative department has a wild, drug-influenced weekend as they work on the Chevy account, Don has trouble letting go of Sylvia, and Sally walks in on an unwelcome intruder.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,092

7. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Far Away Places (2012)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

A peaceful hotel getaway ends in disaster for Don and Megan, an LSD trip could have a disastrous effect on Roger's marriage, and Peggy loses her cool after an unsuccessful pitch meeting.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,509

8. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Person to Person (2015)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 3,622

9. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Beautiful Girls (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Sally makes an unwelcome surprise visit to the office to see Don, Peggy tries to stop an acquaintance from publishing an article that could get her in hot water, and Roger Sterling tries to reconnect with Joan.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,914

10. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Wheel (2007)

TV-14 | 52 min | Drama

Don and Betty Draper have an argument when it becomes apparent that he doesn't want to spend Thanksgiving with her family and she plans on going only with the children. He also learns some ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,868

11. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The New Girl (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Joan finds Don the perfect secretary, and Don finds himself in the middle of issues between TV comedian Jimmy and his wife, Bobbie.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,011

12. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: In Care Of (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

With his personal and professional life crumbling around him, Don positions himself for a change of scenery. Meanwhile, Pete's life is falling apart as well, thanks to the meddling of Bob Benson.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,081

13. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: A Little Kiss, Part 1 (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Megan throws Don a surprise birthday party, the war between Pete Campbell and Roger Sterling intensifies, and new mother Joan begins to wonder if she still has a job when she's ready to come back.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,072

& Part 2

14. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Nixon vs. Kennedy (2007)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

Election night arrives and the staff of Sterling Cooper has a party while watching the returns. The election is close and it's obviously going to be a long night. Now a senior partner in ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,657

15. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Milk and Honey Route (2015)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama

Don is stuck in Oklahoma after his car breaks down. Betty discovers that she is not in good health. Pete gets an unexpected job offer that could enable him to get his life with Trudy and his daughter back.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,129

16. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2007)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

New York City, 1960s. In the ego-driven Golden Age of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is what it seems.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 4,013

17. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Commissions and Fees (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Lane's entire world comes crashing down after getting busted for forging Don's signature on a check, and Sally experiences an awkward rite of passage while spending the weekend with the Drapers.

Director: Chris Manley | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,476

18. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Time & Life (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

The partners discover that the firm is losing its independence and there's nothing they can do about it. Peggy is not sure if she wants to come along. Meanwhile, Pete and Trudy have trouble getting their daughter into private school.

Director: Jared Harris | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,812

19. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Jet Set (2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Don blows off the convention in Los Angeles when he meets a beautiful, exotic woman. Back at Sterling Cooper, a member of the creative staff comes out of the closet, and Duck falls off the wagon and initiates his power play.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,096

20. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Babylon (2007)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

The Agency is looking to land an advertising contract to promote tourism to Israel. Don and his team try to come up with a theme but know so little about the country that they're stumped. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,532

21. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Lost Horizon (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don goes AWOL from McCann Erickson in the middle of a meeting. Joan quickly gets fed up with the sexism at the new firm. Roger and Peggy put off reporting to their new jobs as long as possible.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,951

22. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Waldorf Stories (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don has a wild lost weekend after winning a CLIO award, while Peggy is forced to work all weekend in a hotel room with an "uninspired" co-worker. Meanwhile, Peter is livid after he learns that the other partners hired Ken Cosgrove.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,843

23. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Strategy (2014)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Peggy has second thoughts about her Burger Chef campaign when Don is asked to pitch her commercial, Pete visits his wife and daughter on his trip back to New York, and Bob Benson gets some surprising news from G.M. about the account.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,945

24. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Gypsy and the Hobo (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

An old flame and potential client reenters Roger Sterling's life, Joan's husband searches for a new job, and Don finally comes clean to Betty about his true identity.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,374

25. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The bosses come in from London to reorganize Sterling Cooper, but a key player's career is sidetracked by a freak accident. Meanwhile, as Joan prepares to leave her job, her husband gives her some bad news.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,422

26. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don renews his battle with Ted after seeing his relationship with Peggy, Sally interviews at a boarding school, and Pete discovers Bob Benson's background.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,597

27. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Tomorrowland (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don takes the kids to California and comes back with a surprise announcement. Meanwhile, Betty fires the kids' nanny before they move out of the old house over one questionable incident, and Peggy gets a shot at a new account.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,080

28. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Favors (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Don is preoccupied with keeping Sylvia's son from being drafted, Peggy has a rat in her apartment, Don and Ted bury the hatchet, Pete has a problem with his mother's new nurse, and Sally makes an accidental discovery about her father.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,758

29. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Severance (2015)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don is oddly drawn to a diner waitress as he learns about the loss of an old acquaintance, Peggy and Joan are disrespected by a chauvinistic client, and Cosgrove is in for big changes after his biggest business connection retires.

Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,813

30. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: For Immediate Release (2013)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

As the firm prepares to go public, Don and Pete's actions cause them to lose two huge clients. However, Roger uses a new connection to put them in position to gain their biggest client ever.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,980



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