Mad Men All Episodes Ranked

by kaklum | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 minute ago | Public

First time watching Mad Men thought I would try and rank all of the episodes like I did Breaking Bad, The Wire, and The Sopranos. This is the first time I'll rank all of the episodes of a show on the first watch.

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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: 4,732

One of the best episodes I've ever seen. It's just Peggy and Don for most of the episode talking and opening up to each other. At first they have a big fight. Loved that part where Don tells her to come in and she says no like a toddler. They laugh over Roger's diary tapes. Here asshole boyfriend breaks up with her. Her and Don share so many heartfelt moments throughout the entire episode. That final scene where they wake up the next morning and they touch hands was so perfect because it's a call back to the first episode when Peggy touched Don's hand and he said no. It's an acknowledgment that the previous night did happen. Don doesn't pull what he pulled on his previous secretary where he pretends nothing happened. He acknowledges it. This may not seem like much but it's a massive change for Don. He always refused to open himself him. Don and Peggy both open up to each other this episode. This professional relationship changes to a much more personal one. Don has a heartbreaking phone call as he finds out that Anna has died. He cries and Peggy comforts him. Jon Hamm is an insanely great actor. A drunk Don fights a drunk Duck. Duck knocks him down and then tells him he killed an absurd amount of men during the war. Don says uncle and a drunk Duck tries to leave with Peggy. She comes back to Don and tells him that she got rid of him. So many times within the episode I thought Peggy was going to leave. That whistle made me jump when it seemed like it was cutting to black and the episode was ending. Oh yeah also Duck was gonna take a shit on Roger's chair thinking it was Don's office lmao. This entire episode just perfectly captured Don and Peggy's relationship. I was actually going to be extremely disappointed if their relationship turned romantic this episode and I'm glad it didn't. Maybe Peggy can be Don's new Anna. A person he can actually connect with. Almost every single one of my favorite episodes of my favorite shows are ones that have the big plot twists or the big moments but this one didn't. This one just had two people talking and dealing with their issues through connecting with each other. This entire episode just has this very heart warming vibe that can't be put into words. It's something only few shows can manage to do. Easily one of the best episodes of television ever. Can't wait to watch this perfect hour of television over and over for the rest of my life. 10/10 Awesome Episode

2. 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: 3,752

They all really just jumped ship didn't they. Holy shit this was a shocking turn of events. I had a grin on my face through most of the episode. Don calls out Conrad. Sterling Cooper is a goner. Don gives Cooper an inspirational speech. Cooper and Don give Sterling a not so inspirational speech. Don, Cooper, and Sterling all hatch a plan with Lane. Lane fires them all and then gets fired himself in a series of hilarious scenes. Don and Sterling patch things up. Don gets the gang together. They are restarting over. Peggy first calls out Don out for his bullshit and says no. Later Don and Peggy have an extremely touching scene. "I will spend the rest of my life trying to hire you." Peggy joins the gang. Pete jumps onto their ship after making Don tell him what makes him so great. He can see the future. Later we cut to Roger and Don patching things up and trashing Pete while getting drunk. They call in Harry and threaten him by saying they will lock him in a closet if he says no. Harry jumps on board. Joan gets called in. They rob the Sterling Cooper building. Sterling asking Peggy to get him coffee and Peggy saying no was hilarious. Everyone coming on Monday and thinking the building was robbed was hilarious. Saul and Ken being left on the burning ship made me laugh. They begin to realize exactly what has happened. Everyone gets together in a hotel ready to start anew. Harry calling to see what room it is was hilarious. The second plot line focuses on Don's final days of his marriage. Don and Betty are finished with each other. Don has a very scary scene where he seems very close to getting very violent with Betty. He finds out through Roger that Betty has been cheating on him. He tells her that he's going to fight her on this and take her kids and she wont' get a penny. The scene where they have to tell their kids about how things are going to change was heartbreaking. Their daughter walks away and Don is left hugging his son. Later in the episode Don tells him that he's not going to fight her like he originally said. They have accepted what's going to happen. Where's Duck? Who gives a shit he sucks. The episode ends with an amazing montage played to Shahdaroba. Definitely thought this season was gonna end in a very depressing way much like the other two. It took a complete 180 turn and ended in a very beautiful way. Best episode so far. 10/10 Emotional heartbreaking heartwarming hilarious rollercoaster ride of an episode.

3. 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: 2,388

Holy shit the scene that has been built up for three seasons has finally arrived. In the beginning we see that Betty is going to leave town. This amazing scene starts with Don coming home and being greeted with his daughter. Immediately the rug is pulled from under us. Betty is standing there. Betty knows everything now. Don coming home with his girlfriend still in the car and Betty is there waiting for him. We have that intense scene where she tells him to open the box and he refuses. She tells him that they both know that she knows exactly what's in that box. Don's persona falls apart, literally. For the next few minutes Don Draper is gone and we have Dick Whitman. This is probably the only time Betty has seen his true self. He doesn't pull any Don Draper last minute stunt. He has no time to prepare. There's no way out of this situation. He's screwed and he knows it. He's a nervous wreck and even Betty sees this when he struggles with the cigarette. She offers to get him a drink. He goes up to the bed and they have a talk and he shockingly starts crying. It's almost as though that he has finally faced reality regarding his brother's death. He doesn't even cry the first time he finds out. He's just in a state of shock and then back to normal but here he starts crying. Jon Hamm is insanely good here. January Jones is insanely good here. This is probably my favorite scene in the entire show so far. Don says goodbye to his girlfriend over the phone. In the first half we have Roger and his ex girlfriend and we see that maybe his marriage isn't that bad. He actually does in fact love Jane, and he doesn't even cheat on her. He refuses to do so and sends his ex girlfriend home. "You were the one." "You weren't." Roger and Joan's scene together was great. Joan shockingly smashing her husband's head with a vase was hilarious. Him randomly joining the army was hilarious. The final scene with the Drapers walking down the street for Halloween was perfect. "And who are you supposed to be?"

4. 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: 2,680

Best scene was Peggy and Don's conversation. Jon Hamm's acting is insanely good. This is for sure one of my favorite scenes in the show so far. Loved the way Don laughs almost like he thinks it's a joke. We even see him lay back and then lean forward when he realizes what's happening. He admires that she's trying to get a raise but then he slowly realizes that she is leaving not because of the money but because she has to. She reaches out for a handshake but he kisses her hand and holds it for a very long time before she eventually pulls back. The hand holding scenes between Don and Peggy are always fantastic as we see the context behind them change over the show as their relationship evolves. She's the employee he wants but can't have. We get this at a smaller scale when Don wants his wife to stay but she has to leave for three months for her acting gig. She says she'll pick him over her career. I doubt Don would do the same. We get an interesting dilemma this episode with Jane. Pete tells the partners about the proposition and at first they all disagree and say it's disgusting except for Pete of course. Don says no and walks out and as soon as he does they all start to think it over. They all eventually agree. Lane offers Joan a good deal but his intentions are bad because he doesn't want to be exposed for what he did. He can't get another loan. If he truly cared for Joan's well being he should have warned her not to go through with it. Don does this later in the episode and we get a great moment where Joan sees that he's one of the good ones. It sucks that Don showed up afterwards and not before because she had already gone through with it before he showed up. It's sad to see Don's sad look when he begins to realize what Joan did as she shows up at the partners meeting. They get the Jaguar account and everyone's happy except Don. His wife is leaving for a few months, they got the jaguar account but at a massive cost, and Peggy leaves. Also loved Michael's pitch to Don about the jaguar being the thing you can finally completely own. Pete reading to his kid was great. Pete always talks about putting his foot down with Trudy but he never actually gets to do it. Trudy has too much of a hold on him. I just wish she had an even greater hold so that maybe he'd change into a better person. Freddy's lunch with Peggy was fun to watch. He knows she is being held back and gives her good advice.

5. 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: 2,501

The first half of this episode had my extremely nervous. I was afraid Lane was going to kill himself via elevator shaft from that previous episode or something. Sadly he kills himself. R.I.P. Lane one of my favorite characters on the show. In a heart breaking scene Lane cries in Don's office. Then we get another with Lane finding that his wife bought himself a new car. It doesn't even work when he tries to kill himself. Later he is found hanging in his office as we see each of the characters react. Don, Roger, and Pete go to his body and cut it down from the ceiling. That was an amazing shot where they rush in through the door and it closes behind them to show Lane's body hanging near the door. Very haunting. They walk out and then Roger reads what was in the envelope he left. It's his resignation letter. :( Sally has a very uncomfortable story this episode. Betty has a very sweet moment but of course she becomes annoying again by rubbing it in Megan's face. Don takes a very direct and forward approach towards that company owned by Ken's wife's father or something. I love that Ken didn't want to become a partner. He just wanted Pete out of the way lmao and he wanted to be involved. We get a very sweet moment in the end where Don takes that kid from across the street driving, When your a kid things as small as driving a car for 5 seconds will bring you happiness. I'm glad Don was able to give him some. Heart breaking episode.

6. 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: 2,527

Pete, Don, Roger, and Cooper all men on the same path. Hopefully at least one of them manages to break this cycle. I hope it's Pete honestly Trudy is great and doesn't deserve to have a divorce. Anyways this episode we focus on Roger, Don, and Peggy. Peggy gets screwed over by Don. She yells at the account man and gets kicked off it. She focuses on her relationship with that dude whatever his name is. Unlike the other relationships in this episode it starts out bad and ends pretty good. She has a talk with Ginsberg. Ginsberg alien conversation was great. His father seems like a really cool guy. Loved that scene where Bert Cooper calls out Don on his bullshit. "You have a little girl running this place." "This is my business." Loved that shot of the camera going from Don to Peggy and then we see the other guys waving at Don as they pass by. Roger gets high on LSD and faces the fact regarding his marriage. Jane and him break it off and are having a divorce. It took LSD for them to communicate with one another. My favorite story this episode was the Don and Megan storyline. They go to a restaurant and have a massive argument. Megan embarrassing him was hilarious. Don pulls one of his run away stunts and just leaves her at the restaurant and drives away after she refuses to enter the car because she wants to have a talk. Don comes back and finds that she's gone. He stays there for hours and looks around. He even barges into the women's restroom. He eventually comes home to a crying Megan and a locked door. He kicks down the door lmao. Megan and Don argue with leads to a chase around the house. Eventually Don grabs her and they falls backwards. Shockingly Roger doesn't have the best line it ends up being Megan. "Every time we fight, it just diminishes us a little bit."- Megan They walk to work and act as if they didn't just have the biggest fight they've ever had. Loved that they separated the episode into blocks. Peggy gets the phone call way earlier in the episode and we see it from Don's perspective later in the episode. That Bert Cooper bill was cool.

7. 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: 2,275

Lane fighting Pete made me laugh harder than most comedies. Lane and Pete have the lamest fight while Draper, Cooper, and Sterling close the curtains and watch. Roger as always has the best line. "I dunno about you two but I had lane."- Roger Don also has a great one. "What was I supposed to do? Step in? Punch lane?" Trudy is one of the best wives in the show. Even she's not dumb enough to let Don skip out on their dinner. They have a nice dinner scene together where they all bond. Nobody knowing Ken's girlfriend or wife's name was funny. Don fixes the dripping sink and makes Pete look dumb. Loved that ending scene where the camera moves past Pete and we hear the leaking faucet sounds over Ken's monologue. This is also partly a Ken episode. Loved Ken and Peggy's scenes this episode. They seem to be having a good friendship going. Pete's story was extremely sad. He wants power and respect. The thing is during season 4 he had it. He was one of the most important people in the company. He might have actually been more important than Don at one point. He thinks he doesn't have it but he does and then because of his actions he looses it again. He cries in the elevator and gets the shit beat out of him by Lane and everyone knows it. Pete has the best life out of all of them. He has an amazing wife and a daughter. A great home in the suburbs. He has the stereotypical life that most men want. He has the American dream yet he doesn't want it. Lane sucking at trying to get information was fun to watch. They lose the count and gets pissed and challenges Pete to a fist fight. Later he kisses Joan but she doesn't let them ruin their friendship and continues to talk with him. They seem to have a good thing going as well. I feel bad for Lane he just wanted to fit in. I thought he and Pete had a good thing going but he realizes Pete is just another American asshole who won't accept him. I also enjoyed the car scene between Pete and Don. Pete wants to be the Don jock type guy but he always ends up being the small weasel little shit or whatever Lane called him before he punched him. Lane wants to be an American but won't be accepted. Don seems to be content with his life but it's only a matter of time before he destroys it again. Ken the happiest dude in the show continues doing what he loves and writes. Lane's chewing gum line was hilarious. Seeing everyone's reactions was even better. Also Lane's fighting stance is the most British thing I've ever seen.

8. 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: 2,886

Don's amazing speech about the carousal and looking at the photos he took with his family and his wife. He slowly realizes that he has been running from the one thing he has always been wanting. "It's called 'The Carousel.' It lets us travel the way a child travels. Around and around and back home again. A place where we know that you're loved." Betty learns Don's secret about the therapist. Her scene with that kid who consoles her was heart warming. Betty saying she has no one else to talk to was extremely sad. Pete's father in law pushing for him to have a kid. He ends up having a kid but not with his wife. The twist with Peggy was shocking but also a little odd given that she had no idea she was pregnant. People chalk it up to delusional thinking and sexual knowledge not be very openly available. Peggy gets the job up there with the rest of the guys and also Don gets to rub it in Pete's face as well. Harry in the office pleading to his wife to let him come home. Harry in his underwear talking with Don in the office. Peggy's awkward music stand scene. She's not afraid to hurt someone's feelings in order to get things right. Don finds out his brother is dead. Betty trying to communicate with Don through her therapist. Don's imagination of him coming home in time and making everyone happy. In the ends it's just his imagination and he comes home to an empty sad house.

9. 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: 2,433

Holy shit that lawnmower scene came out of nowhere. The shot of the blood splatter on the three guys was great. Roger's talk with all of the dudes in the office was great. All it took was one secretary who doesn't know how to drive to end his career. He didn't get the tragedy with the happy ending unfortunately. We see everyone get ready for the British dudes to show up and we see everyone hyped to get promotions especially Don after Cooper tells him that he's probably gonna move up. Nobody gets a promotion other Harry. Harry's awkward clapping was great. Later we see that Don maybe? has gotten a promotion when we see that the guy he met at the bar earlier was the boss. Don's no one wants to see a mouse in a hotel quote was great. Don's quote about the suffocating snake great. Joan quits when she didn't have to because her husband didn't get the promotion. Joan and Peggy have a heart to heart. Don and Joan have a heart to heart. Don and Roger make up for their previous argument. Don's daughter is scared of the baby and it's not because she is jealous it's because she thinks the baby is her dead grandfather. Don and Betty argue over the name and we find out Don hates the name because her father hated him. Lane Pryce has been sent to Bombay. His talk with Don about him seeing his own funeral and him not liking the eulogy was great. Roger being left out of the chart and having to be scribbled in was hilarious. Don's great at understanding his kids as always. If you ignore the constant thoughts of running away and abandoning his children and his cheating on his wife which almost tore the family apart, Don is a pretty good father. He's good at interacting with the kids. The final shot of him holding the baby with his Sally next to him was fantastic.

10. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Good News (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don flies to Los Angeles to visit Anna before his New Year's vacation to Acapulco, but her bad news influences him to cancel his vacation and return to New York, where he discovers that Lane has problems of his own.

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

Votes: 1,910

This episode has one of the most heartbreaking scenes and some of the hilarious scenes in the show. The first half deals with Don and the complicated dilemma he faces. Anna has cancer :(. She had only one episode previously and she was already one of my favorite characters. He's loosing a mother figure. The only person he was honest with. The only person who knew his true self and accepted it. Damn it I hope Mad Men breaks all it's rules with continuity and being a period piece just so Anna can live. Create a cure for cancer in the 1960's lmao I don't care just don't kill her. Don decides not to tell her. He hugs her and says goodbye. Assuming she dies soon, he has a heartfelt goodbye with her. He comes to the office only to find Lane who is distracting himself from the fact that his life has taken his kids and left. Don and Lane share a bottle Lane's father gave him. They paint the town red. They run around town drunk. Lane showing off a massive piece of American meat in the middle of an office. They get a few girls and have an all around good time. I had a grin on my face during that entire montage of scenes. Beautiful episode. This scene is off to a hell of a start and it's only gonna get better from here.

11. 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: 2,672

The scene with everyone quietly waiting for Don to leave and then partying. Joan lets them have access to the storage closet so they can get stronger drinks. Ken embarrassing Paul by exposing his script and then everyone in the office a few scenes later is watching as they preform his play. Harry unfortunately cheating on his wife with Hildy which leaves him extremely nervous the entire rest of the episode. The next morning Peggy walks in and sees everyone dealing with their hang overs. Joan has a surprising talk with Paul revealing they had a relationship at one point. Pete threatens Don with revealing his past and quickly connects the dots regarding Don and his fake past. His friend in the defense apartment tells him that Dick Whitman died in Korea while Don Draper dropped off the map. "If your information is powerful enough to make them do what you want, what else can it make them do?"- Don Draper. Don gets extremely nervous and goes to Rachel's office and offers to run away with her. She quickly realizes he just wants to run away not run away with her. Don talks with a crying Peggy who talks about how people do bad thing and others take the blame for it. This causing Don to stand up and face the consequences of his actions. He confronts Pete. Pete actually goes forward with his threats and tells Cooper everything and Cooper says who cares. "Mr. Campbell who cares? This country was built and run by men with worse stories than whatever you've imagined here" We see Don's flashbacks as well and what really happened in career. After pissing his pants and checking them he drops his lighter accidentally blowing up the real Don Draper. His body is unrecognizable. Don grabs his dog tags and mistaken to be Don Draper. Don hears that he will be able to leave the military and he takes this opportunity to leave. He's in the train when they carry off "his corpse" and he sees his family waiting for it. A young Adam sees him in the train and tries to chase after the train while his parents don't believe him. Dick abandons him and starts his new life. Don comes home turns on his television and watches Nixon's speech.

12. 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: 2,111

This insane drug trip of an episode deals with rejection. Don takes the rejection extremely hard. He becomes a stalker and stands by her door so long that he has like 10 cigarettes on the ground. He has a phone call and she tells him to leave her alone and he smashes the phone into a bunch of glasses. We also see that he was pretty much raped as a kid by one of the prostitutes at the whorehouse. She later rejects him and exposes him in front of his mother who then proceeds to beat him in front of all of the other women. Roger defending Ken was great. Everyone gets hopped up on drugs and Don's bad emotional state is even more hightened. Stan races Cutler and Stan jumps all over the room like a child. That Cutler guy is very creepy and suspicious. Don walks down the stairs and sees Peggy with Ted. She's giving him the emotional support that Don wants. Peggy has been learning from Ted. Ted doesn't run away from his emotions like Don. Ken goes insane and says his speech while tap dancing for like a full minute. Don running and sliding across the hallway and then entering the room slowly like nothing happened was hilarious. "That was very inspiring. Do you have any idea what that ideas is?" "no....but i'm not gonna stop trying." Michael sees everyone going batshit crazy over the drugs. "Wasting my Saturday with you lunatics"- Michael. Everything about the apple scene was great. "But you hate him" "But I hate apples more" Ginsberg throws it right into Stan's arm. Stan doesn't even feel it. Stan and Peggy have an extremely touching scene where Peggy tells him to confront his emotions regarding his dead cousin and not hide from them. That was the best scene of the episode. Michael's second lame throw was also great. Also we see a very creepy and unsettling woman randomly break into the apartment. That one girl and this lady randomly showing up like fever dream characters was unsettling. Also Ginsberg's line "You think he'll care if I name here" Ted comes to work and finds out that no one did shit. "Half of this work is gibberish. Chevy is spelled wrong." - Ted Don focuses on his job and decides to stop trying to come up with ideas for Chevy. We also get clued on on a big reason as to why Megan's scene hit Don so hard. She was like the woman who pretended to be like a mother figure only to turn out to be a whore. We also see that Sylvia rejecting him who is kind of a whore reflects the other whore who rejected Don as a kid. Oh yeah also Bobby's line. "Are we negroes?"

13. 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: 2,092

I think Don's old friend from last episode might have gave him some heroin because he married his secretary. Roger's reaction was hilarious. "Who the hells that?" Kind of ironic that Don looked down on Roger for leaving his wife for his secretary. He leaves his awesome girlfriend for his secretary. Peggy saves the company with Ken. Except Ken sucks and almost screwed it up. Peggy hugging Ken was great. Ken in the beginning actually does the right thing and doesn't prioritize his job over his life like everyone else in the show. He doesn't put his relationship with his father in law at risk. Peggy's reaction to Don was hilarious because she knows he just made the stupidest mistake he's made in a long time. Her talk with Joan was hilarious the giggle after Peggy says that's bullshit was one of my favorite scenes this episode. "Whatever could be on your mind"- Joan. Joan kept the baby and lies to her husband. Don in California with his kids was fun to watch. He's a pretty good parent except for the cheating on their mother. Betty looks like an asshole this entire episode. Her husband calls her out on her bullshit because she fired their long time nanny over nothing and didn't even write her a letter of recommendation. Sally and that kid say goodbye to each other. Don and Betty share a drink as Betty says goodbye to the house. Best season of Mad Men so far. "Did you get cancer?"- Roger

14. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Six Month Leave (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don checks in to a hotel after his separation from Betty. Back at the office, he is forced to get rid of Freddy against his will because of his drinking problem.

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

Votes: 1,959

Absolutely loved this episode from start to end. I laughed for a long time after that scene with Freddy pissing his pants and passing out and everyone standing around thinking he's dead. Don became more likable this episode because of how he stands up for Freddy. Freddy unfortunately gets fired but they give him one hell of a send off. Also Don punches that annoying actor dude in the face. Roger and Don have a heartfelt goodbye with Freddy. Good bye Freddy, the zipper musician. Pete was a little more likable after that flight episode but now he sucks again. Peggy yelling at Pete was great. Betty is falling apart and the scene with Don and the kids and her gave me Sopranos flash backs. Don and Roger's bar talk. Roger's speech leads to him leaving his wife for a secretary. Don fires his new secretary.

15. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Meditations in an Emergency (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Under the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Don returns to New York just as Betty finds out that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, everybody at Sterling Cooper contemplates their futures as news of the merger slowly leaks out.

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

Votes: 2,193

Just like last season's finale someone is revealed to be pregnant and it's Betty. Loved the scenes of Don and his kids and his scenes with Betty. Betty accepts him back after cheating on him after he cheated on her. Liked Pete's story this episode. He decides to reveal to Don the plan to make Duck boss which allows Don to not be caught off guard. Don actually praises Pete earlier in the episode shockingly. Don makes Duck look emotional and makes him look like a fool in the meeting. Peggy is confronted by Tom Hank's son who insists she confess. She confesses but not to him, instead she confesses to Pete. Pete lost an opportunity to be with Peggy and have a child. Peggy dogged a bullet there because a relationship with Pete wouldn't have gone so well. It seemed like Betty could have had an abortion and could have continued on a path similar to Don and the same goes for Don. But in the end they return to each other and try to hold together their broken family.

16. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Blowing Smoke (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don makes a bold, desperate move to save Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but the other partners are furious with his actions. Meanwhile, Sally's psychiatrist suggests that she is improving, but Betty is skeptical.

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

Votes: 1,796

Damn they fired my guy Danny. Best scene was either between Don and the heroin addict or Pete finding out that Don paid his share and then raising his glass to Don in the hallway. Pete under the illusion that he has any choice in the matter. Pete is just controlled by women every where he goes. I like where his relationship with Trudy had gone though. Betty sucks and is very annoying now. I enjoyed that kid coming back and hanging out with Sally. Him running and getting tired after a few feet was hilarious. I enjoyed Sally and her therapist talks. I enjoyed Henry coming in and pulling an Obi Wan. Betty purposely gets Sally mad. Betty talking with the child psychiatrist because she's borderline acts like a child. That scene with the heroin addict was so sad and had to watch. It happens all the time in real life and it's so sad to see people reduced to people who manipulate people they know in order to get money for drugs. Gives me flashbacks to haunting of hill house except that had a much more uplifting ending than she'll probably get. Don fires everyone and sees them crying in the hallway. The entire episode we see that everyone is completely screwed. We think Don's gonna pull a 500 IQ move like he always does but he just makes himself look like a moron. I bet it'll lead to something eventually saving the company so he's probably not that much of an idiot. He still doesn't consult with his partners. Poor Harry getting kicked out of the office room. Everyone listens in and they try to understand what's going on through people's expressions. That one dude saying that he didn't think they would start with Bert Cooper.

17. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Mountain King (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don drops off the Sterling Cooper radar and visits the wife of the man whose identity he stole. Back at the office, Bert and Roger consider the merger offer, Peggy makes a play for a real office, and Peter loses his father-in-law's account.

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

Votes: 2,000

Betty and Sally have a heartfelt conversation after discussing Don's disappearance. Peggy's breaking popsicle idea was great. The flashbacks were the best part of the episode. Nervous Don offers her money and is extremely worried that he's done. Over time we see Don and Anna have developed a relationship. She is like the mother he never had. We see the flashback of him telling her that he wants to marry Betty. Then we see him tell her in the present that he's ruined everything. Peggy gets an office. Anna reveals that Don has screwed everything up because he thinks he's alone. We see he had someone like Anna all along but because he's refusal to believe anything other than that he's alone he hadn't contacted her in years. Don walks into the ocean shirtless seemingly symbolizing that he is restarting and is going to attempt to fix everything.

18. 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: 1,997

Lots of great scenes my favorite was probably Pete versus Don while everyone in the office watches. It starts off with Pete yelling and storming down the stairs before tripping. He gets in Don's face and reveals to him how badly he just screwed up. They go to the office where Joan leaves after yelling at Don for making her sacrifice meaningless. I love the shot where we see the entire creative team looking at them from behind the glass window and like 50 feet on the stairs in the corner. Don turns around and they all rush out of the shot. Don pulls a season 3 finale and saves the company. He combines his company with Peggy's company without any of the other partners say so. How they did this? I dunno. But Don does it and they get Chevy and leave Peggy with complicated feelings. She wanted a new experience but Don just forces his way back into her life again. Then she's got to write a press release. Ted seems like a cool guy. Peggy fantasizes him and we hear romantic music playing and then it cuts to her kissing her boyfriend in a shitty apartment with blaring music. I enjoyed the bar scene between Don and Ted where they share their pitches. Don gets the idea to combine their companies and Ted starts to see this opportunity as a win. Don has dinner with the fat guy and then destroys his relationship with Jaguar because he can't stand to look at the guy. An extremely selfish decision on Don's part. "You're just Tarzan swinging from vine to vine!"- Pete He's rich and it doesn't matter to him but Pete and Joan aren't. They see a massive waisted opportunity. I enjoyed Pete's story. Loved the scene with Pete and Ken. Ken's laughter after Pete says "biggest blackest prostitute you've ever seen" was hilarious. Ken saying that he was never afraid of the bomb because it was mutually assured destruction. Well Pete's father in law is alright with that. "You just pressed the button. You just blew everything up."- Pete. Pete is sent out of the office and goes to Trudy and tells her what happened. Trudy cries and say she and Pete are done. Trudy isn't spineless. She knows how to control Pete. Also enjoyed Pete and Joan talking about how happy they are gonna be with their money. Cooper just walks in and sits down on Pete's couch and waits for Pete to acknowledge him. He tells Pete how rich they are gonna be and Pete looks truly happy. Happier than he's been a while. I swear why is that Doctor dude ALWAYS in the elevator at the same time as Don. I suspect that he hides in the corner of the hallway until Don comes and then follows Don into the elevator.

19. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Hands and Knees (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don becomes frightened that his lie will be exposed when government agents question Betty about him, Lane has shocking news for his father when he comes to bring him home, and Joan considers having an abortion.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,753

Everyone has those moments where it feels like the world is ending. Whether it be an upcoming test or an upcoming due date the thought of it is always in the back of your mind especially during the day right before the day. But then it happens and then you move on and you don't think about it again. Something that stressed you out so much for weeks and then as soon as your done with it you don't even remember it. Don is on edge the entire episode. On top of that he gets a fever. Government agents interrogate Betty. Loved that scene where he's struggling to put the key in the door as two government looking guys start walking towards him. Loved his interactions with Pete this episode. Pete yells at him in the elevator and calls him out for his bullshit. Speaking of getting called out that scene where the doctor insults Roger was hilarious. He calls out Roger's behavior and his age. The entire time however Pete stays loyal and doesn't even tell his wife. He takes the fall for the account and Roger explodes at him. Joan and him deal with the abortion. On top of that Roger looses the biggest account that they've had for decades. He looses lucky strikes and only has 30 days to try and make a difference. That Hitler party dude turns out to be a decent guy and gives Roger that time. Roger explodes at Pete but really he's talking about himself. Lane gets smacked in the head by his father's cane. He is forced to return to his country for a few weeks to sort out of his family issues. He says the company is in a fine state and that it's okay that he leaves for two weeks. Roger laughs because he knows they are all screwed. He doesn't tell them that they lost lucky striker however. Don shockingly tells his girlfriend his closely kept secret that he never even told Betty. Betty had to find out for herself. He's definitely changing and becoming more open to people. Also Don tells Sally that he has tickets to the Beatles for them to go on Sunday. She screams for 30 seconds and then thanks him. Don and Betty seem to be on better terms. Their phone call together didn't turn bitter. She didn't even blame him and she didn't even get angry at him. I was afraid that he wouldn't get the tickets but he does. Also Roger taking into account that her husband might die was hilarious. I hope her husband does die though I hate him. I hope he steps on a land mine. I hope the next episode randomly cuts to him stepping on a landmine or something for five seconds.

20. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Summer Man (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

While Don's thoughts turn inward while he deals with Anna's death, Peggy is placed in a difficult situation when an obnoxious new hire in the creative department is disrespectful to Joan.

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

Votes: 1,903

Don and Betty both think the other is living the life. Don starts monologuing during the episode. He's starting to change. We get a satisfaction song scene. Don already has two dates. Don's line of "he thinks that mans his father" hit hard. Betty sucks. Her husband seems like a pretty good dude but I'm not gonna pretend like I don't remember how their relationship started. Peggy fires that annoying dude. Harry trying to hang out with that dude was so awkward and funny to watch. Don drops that girl off at the doorstep but doesn't ago any further. He's improving but slowly. Don racing the dude in the pool lol. That scene with Betty and Joan in the elevator was so unexpected. Joan was right though now she looks powerless and now Peggy looks likes she's no fun. Henry smashing Don's boxes with his car lol. He purposely insinuates that Don should pick up the boxes soon because he's not invited. Don comes by for the party. He picks up his kid and Betty watches. She always loved Don and wanted to be with him, but he screwed everything up.

21. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: A Little Kiss, Part 2 (2012)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Megan is hurt by Don's negative response to the surprise party, Lane finds a missing wallet in a cab, Joan makes an unexpected visit to the office, and Pete makes a play for a bigger office.

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

Votes: 1,822

So many great scenes I don't even know if I can remember them all. Lane and Roger's dance mocking Don's wife. Roger always has the best lines. Lane and Joan have a heartfelt conversation. Lane makes Joan laugh and stops her from crying. Pete and Roger being confused by what the hell Harry is talking about. Pete playing a prank on Roger was hilarious. He makes him go all the way to Staten Island at 6 am. Peggy apologizing to Don and to his wife. Don's wife being even more childish than Betty. Roger's negotiation with Harry. Stan wondering where Harry is and Pete going who cares. Harry being paranoid about Don's wife telling Don about what happened in the office. Everyone interacting with Joan's baby. Her baby gets passed all around the office. Peggy avoids it but ends up having to hold on to it for a while. She hands it off to Pete and it circulates back to one of the secretaries. The Pete and Roger war was great. Also that shot in the elevator was beautiful.

22. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Rejected (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Peter finds out that he will become a father, and has to break some bad business news to his father-in-law. Meanwhile an office focus group study for a client has some unintended personal consequences for Don.

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

Votes: 1,760

That final glance between Pete and Peggy was such a great scene. They just might be ready to put the past behind them. They both seemed to have ignored the situation but Peggy discusses his new baby. The acting through their facial expressions in both of these scenes is amazing. This is a good Pete episode where things go well for him. He finally gets a kid and he gets an amazing account. Love that part where his father in law calls him a son of a bitch and he just shrugs. Don's secretary looses it and throws something at his wall. She storms out and runs away after calling him a horrible person. He tries to write an apology letter but just ends up talking about himself half way through the sentence. She quits and Don gets a 200 year old secretary. "How the hell did this get so sad so fast."- Freddy Peggy spying on Don by standing on her desk and peaking at him through the window of his office gave me a good laugh. Also loved that split second shot of Cooper just eating an apple and reading a magazine in the corner of the room. Don's drinking has gotten worse as he's already finished entire bottles within his office in a short period of time. He's a miserable wreck. Also loved that scene between Lane and Pete. Never really cared for Lane's character but I'm liking him more. The return of Ken! Ken and Pete make up and hang out together like old times. Harry as always is super fun to watch. Peggy hangs around that hippy place and makes new friends. She hides from the cops with a dude in a closet.

23. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Public Relations (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

The new firm is struggling for business, so Peter and Peggy resort to a cheap publicity stunt to lure a client. Meanwhile, Don's personal problems and an unflattering newspaper interview puts his and the firm's image in jeopardy.

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

Votes: 1,985

Hell of a start to this season. Best scene was Don going bat shit crazy and yelling at the two guys to get the hell out of the office. Pete trying to salvage the relationship was hilarious. Don having the awkward interview was great. This time Don is the screw up. Harry comes in ready to tell the good news and then Don messes it all up. Don looses control in this episode. He gets pissed enough to kick the chair in the middle of the meeting which leads to everyone staring at him. Don looses his temper when Betty comes home with her boyfriend and insults them before telling them that Betty has to pay rent or leave. He also gets pissed at Peggy. Peggy and her side kick showing up at the door was great. Peggy and Don's argument at the end was fun to watch. Their stunt goes wrong but it gets the job done. The table jokes were great especially when they have that extremely small one that the guy puts his leg on. His date that Roger and his wife set up goes not as planned. Times are changing and so are the women. He likes to get slapped a bunch now apparently. Roger's conversation with him about setting up the date was one of my favorite scenes of this episode. Also that Thanksgiving dinner scene made me cringe so hard. Loved the ending scene of Don explaining the story behind their business. He gets the hang of it. Solid episode and fantastic first episode of the season.

24. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Grown-Ups (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

On the weekend of the John F. Kennedy assassination, Pete finds out that he lost the promotion to Cosgrove, Roger Sterling's daughter's wedding goes off as planned, and Betty musters up the courage to respond to Don's confessions.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,058

Pete's the something something account line was great. Pete doesn't get the job unfortunately and gets some other meaningless title. He refuses to go to the wedding and in the end his wife tells him that he should move on. She tells him to start gathering up his clients. We'll see whether or not he's gonna make a movie against Sterling Cooper. Betty sees that guy again at the wedding party and decides to be with him. She finally faces the fact that her marriage with Don is pretty much over. She tells him that she doesn't love him any more. He walks away and walks into another room with a scared look on his face. Later we see him watching his family at breakfast with a scared look on his face. He knows it's over too. Roger and the wedding was a great story. His phone call with Joan was a highlight of the episode. John F Kennedy gets killed a day or two before Roger's daughter's wedding. Seeing their mess of a wedding was hilarious. Roger delivers a killer speech and then glances at Don. Don's strongest relationships are starting to crumble. Now that I'm thinking about it, all of his relationships are falling apart. His relationship with Roger fell apart, his relationship with Betty has fallen apart, his relationship with that teacher fell apart, and his relationship with his higher up boss fell apart after he failed at the pitch meeting. This episode does a good job at capturing America's shock after the death of Kennedy.

25. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Mystery Date (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don runs into someone from his past. Joan makes a decision, and Roger gives Peggy extra work.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,889

Finally they address Dr. Rapey. Best scene Joan and him finally breaking up. And I'm glad she exposed him for that good man lie of his. Glad we got another Roger Peggy story. Their scene where she exploits his lie and gets something hundred dollars out of him was hilarious. This entire episode was very funny. Sally talking with that woman whoever she was I dunno I forgot. Loved that shot of Sally sleeping underneath the bed while the old woman has a knife next to her. That shot with Don at the phone in the bar was perfection. Don has a crazy insane fever dream where he murders a woman and kicks her corpse underneath his bed lol. He fears that he'll end up cheating on his wife again. Which he will. Definitely. Peggy and the black secretary have a little story together where they hang out. Peggy accidentally shows her racial bias when she focuses on her purse. Full of shame she pretends she was going for the beer and walks away. Also Roger needs to stop carrying an absurd amount of cash around in his pocket. Pete and Roger having a talk and Roger immediately getting up and sneaking past Pete was hilarious. Pete is honestly right. He sucks at his job. Also that new Al Pacino looking guy they hired pitches not one but two ideas even though they were already sold on the first one. That elevator scene was hilarious when Don's old girlfriend starts hitting on him and doesn't realize his wife is right next to him. It's even more funny when his wife says how many times is this going to keep happening. This episode felt very unmadmeny now that I think about it. Still loved it tho. Best scene was Peggy and Roger."Are you drunk? Get your feet off the table."- Roger

26. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Phantom (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

As the partners consider expanding the office space, Don begins seeing ghosts and gets a request to advance Megan's acting career. Meanwhile, Peter's affair comes to a disappointing end, and Megan's mom briefly reunites with Roger.

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

Votes: 1,920

I'm surprised Don lasted this long before eventually turning back to his old ways. I think we know just by that walk and that look he had that he definitely was ready to cheat on his wife. We've seen that hunger that was within Don disappear and affect his job. As a guy in the av club comment section for this episode says the toothache is an example of this. If your hungry you can't eat with a tooth ache like that. He's lost his ability to talk people out or into things. He ignores the pain in his tooth and then has it pulled out before it's too late. Then he goes back to smoking which was what caused it in the first place. Don is stuck in a permanent loop of being unfulfilled. He gets his wife the commercial and breaks his morals that he set out for himself. Megan is just another Betty now. She's not the go getter because she needs her husband to get her the job. She's no longer what he married and so he walks away. Loved the scene between Peggy and Don at the theater. Don meets with Lane's wife and gives her cash and she insults him for thinking he's made a difference. Loved the iconic shot of all them on the top empty floor looking at the view. Pete meets with that lady again and it turns out she's been getting her brain zapped. He meets with her in the hospital and she doesn't even remember who he is. He is a heart to heart with her. He then attacks or husband and gets his ass kicked. He then gets punched in the face by the train guy. He comes home to his loving wife who makes yet another sacrifice for him and decides to get a city apartment. Roger in front of the window wtf. Also Megan completely screwed over her friend. This seemed like a middle of the season episode it felt very odd for a finale. It did wrap up the big plot of how long Don can last however. Pretty good episode.

27. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Inheritance (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don and Betty try to keep up appearances as they go to Betty's parents after her dad has a stroke. Peter has a long-dreaded meeting with his mother before he and Kinsey leave for a convention in Los Angeles.

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

Votes: 1,867

I gotta say that I just realized I'm at the point where I'm no longer feeling a little bored and I'm fully invested in these characters now. I've probably been at this point for a while. Season 2 is awesome and I personally like it more than 1. Loved the ending of Don looking out of the plane window as telstar by the tornadoes plays. Funniest scene of the episode was easily "I just wanted to say happy birthday." Betty seems to finally understand her relationship with Don and even as he attempts to be affectionate she says "Stop it Don nobodies watching." That had me laughing for a good 2 minutes. She pretends to be with Don and then when they come home she tells him to go after telling him that they were just playing pretend. We see her father's negative reactions towards Don and how he points out that Don has no people and that they can't trust people like that. Those scenes with Betty and the kid were great and it was sad that he's just a kid who doesn't realize what Betty did was for the best. At one point that kid was the only person Betty could talk to. Betty has a heartfelt talk with the kid's mother and she finally opens up about Don to someone who understands how it feels to have their marriage fall apart. Pete's talk with Peggy in the office was great. He just needed to say it out loud. We see Paul getting kicked off the trip in order for Don to step in. We last see Paul in a crowded bus trying to pitch his knowledge to random strangers next to his girlfriend. This episode doesn't deserve this low of a score I absolutely loved it.

28. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Shoot (2007)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

Don is courted by Jim Hobart, head of a larger ad firm who offers him more money and more creative resources to join them. Betty Draper rekindles her interest in modeling after Hobart ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,388

Great final scene of Betty getting revenge on the neighbor and shooting down his birds. Cooper and another guy each try and get Don to be on their side. This results in Cooper giving Don golf clubs and pay raises, and the other guy giving Don's wife a model job reviving her modeling career. The other guy oversteps and threatens Don with ending her modeling which is ironically exactly what Don wants. Draper gets the pay raise and he has Betty stay home and her modeling aspirations and career is practically over. Betty's story as also interesting and really sad seeing that it was never about her, she was just a pawn using in a game against Don. Don tries to comfort her and tells her that she is the type of mother he would have wanted. "I would have done anything to have had a mother like you. Beautiful and kind, and filled with love. Like an angel." Everyone in the office notices Peggy has gained weight and this pushing Pete to punch one of the other dude in the face. "I know what men think of you. That you're looking for a husband. And you're fun. And not in that order." Peggy and Joan's talk was great. Also Betty's therapist scene was great where she said her mother was weight obsessed which was a problem because Betty likes hotdogs. Pete and the other dude fighting in the background while Don and Roger talk. Pete's clever idea to take up the ad space so it would only leave Nixon's ads. Pete and the other guy seemingly getting in trouble only to find out that they are being congratulated.

29. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Flood (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Set among the events surrounding Martin Luther King's assassination, Peggy tries to get a new apartment, Ginsberg is set up on a date, and Don has a revelation during his weekend with the kids.

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

Votes: 1,729

When that guy shouted someone died at the dinner I had no idea what he said. I thought he was talking about Bobby Kennedy getting shot lol. "I need binoculars"- Joan This episode focuses on the reactions of the city towards the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the riots that followed. One of my favorite scenes this episode was Pete screaming in the office at Harry. "Don't yell at me!"- Harry Pete calling Harry a racist was hilarious. The office scenes between Randall and some of the partners was hilarious. "Randy it never works."- Roger Randy talks about the ghost of Martin Luther King visiting him. Stan tries to hold in his laughter and Randy takes that as him making him smile. I enjoyed Michael Ginsberg's interactions with his father. His father surprises him with a date and it starts out awkward but then ends up being alright before it's cut short by the sad news. We see Peggy buying an apartment and growing closer to her boyfriend. My personal favorite part of the story was Don hanging out with his son. "I'm not allowed to watch tv for a week" cut to them in a theater. Don later lays down next to his son and calms him down after hearing that he was worried that Henry wasn't going to get shot. He evens adds a jab towards Henry in there. "but they won't Henrys not that important."- Don Hell of an episode loved it. Reminds me of the death of JFK episode. Also we get a glimpse of how Pete's marriage is going. Not good. Also Pete being so lonely that he's trying to have a conversation with a man who clearly doesn't know enough English to have one with him. "hiiuu hiuu ehuuu ehuu ahuu aaahuuu"- Randall Walsh

30. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Hobo Code (2007)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olson start an office romance. Peggy's copy for the lipstick account goes over well and the men in the firm congratulate her. A new telephone receptionist, Lois ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,523

Best part of the episode is easily the story of the hobo and him explaining the markings to a young Don Draper or whatever his real name is. He marks his house showing that a dishonest man lives there. The final shot shows Don go into his office and the door closes behind him and a different kind of mark is on the door showing his dishonesty. It's his name on the door of an office of an advertising company. Don Draper getting high and arguing with those hippies. Peggy having fun at the party but Pete comes along and ruins it. Pete struggles with himself and is unsure of almost everything he does. Don gives his girlfriend the 2500 dollar check to go buy a car or something. Don comes home and in one of the best scenes so far he wakes up his son and asks his son to ask him any question and he'll answer. His kid says "why do lightning bugs light up." Don's reaction was great. Don tells him that he'll never lie to him. He falls asleep next to his son. Seeing those two guys at the dinner having to be very careful with their words and dancing around the situation was tough to watch.

31. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: A Night to Remember (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Betty becomes suspicious that Don is having an affair after her conversation with Jimmy Barrett, Joan helps out in the television department, and Peggy helps the church with a dance flyer.

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

Votes: 1,953

Don Draper sits alone in the empty office drinking alone. Everything blows up in Dons' face as Betty finds out. She can't find evidence even though she goes through the entire house but she knows. Don embarrasses her and she snaps. She begins to see through him as she begins to realize everything is just a pitch from him. He can look her in the eye and lie to her and she knows it. The second story lines were also entertaining with Joan and Harry. Joan get a taste of what it feels like to be Peggy and then it's ripped away from her as another man gets the job. Peggy deals with the priest and avoids confessing her sins. The small moments in this episode were great like Roger waiting for Harry to open the door and the undercover nun joke between Pete and Ken.

32. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: 5G (2007)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

Don Draper is shaken when his past life comes back to haunt him. After his picture appears in a local newspaper, Adam Whitman, a man who claims to be his younger brother, approaches him. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,552

Fantastic episode best so far. We see that Don Draper is not who he seems and seemingly has a fake or new identity? Best scenes where his scenes with his brother and his decision to not allow his brother within his new life. He does however make the decision to give him five thousand dollars. I heard that money converted to our time today would be around 33,000 or something so Draper actually did him a huge favor. But the bigger favor would have been accepting him into his life. His brother hugs him and then part ways. Draper seemed to have been adopted and had a rough time it seems given his response to his brother's mother's death. We see the secretary find out about Draper's cheating and is put in a tough spot when Draper's wife comes to the office and he's gone. Her conversation with Christina Hendricks was hilarious. She tells her the secret and in return she gets advice that she would have done anyways. When she talks with Draper's wife and Christina Hendricks calls her up halfway through and asks how it's going was great. Pete being an asshole to his wife saying she should have done whatever was necessary to get his story published for The New Yorker. "Make your own life. I have too much here."- Don Draper.

33. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Arrangements (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Don has reservations about a misguided potential client who wants to sell jai alai as the "new national pastime." Meanwhile, Sal produces the "Patio" television commercial, Peggy searches for a roommate, and Betty's father passes away.

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

Votes: 1,773

Sally and her grandpa driving in the car gave me a good chuckle. Sterling Cooper dealing with that total moron was great. "When you get a yes, you go home." Gene showing his grandson a world war Prussian helmet. Don gets triggered by this and refuses to allow Gene to give him son the hat. Sal's wife being weirded out by his dancing. The prank call on Peggy was great. "Who is this? You know something your a jerk." Gene hanging out with his grand daughter was great. Don starts to become overcome with guilt when he talks to the kid and realizes what he wants. Pete giving him dirty looks was great. Joan and Peggy's talk about branching out was fun to watch. Don smashing the case with the weird baseball glove thing was great. "Bill it to the kid." Damn it Gene sadly dies.

34. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Christmas Comes But Once a Year (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Freddy returns with a valuable new client, the firm reluctantly throws a Christmas party for its most important client, and Don prepares for his first Christmas away from his children.

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

Votes: 1,782

The fuhrer story was great. Roger is put in an awkward position in which he has to dress as Santa. Don's heartwarming letter from his daughter turns bitter sweet. That kid Betty hung out with hangs out with Sally over the phone. After hearing she wants to leave the house because it reminds her that Don won't be there, he breaks in and trashes the house but leaves her room clean. Don hates Christmas as he has to deal with another holiday where he's reminded of what he's lost. He makes a horrible decision to sleep with his secretary. She wasn't looking for a one night stand but he was. Don handles it in a very poor way and looks like a total asshole. Which he is. The final shot lingers on his secretary trying to get back to work. She gets her bonus but it makes her feel more like he was paying her for what happened the previous night. The return of Freddy the zipper musician. He's quit drinking, good for him. He has a small fight with Peggy but they share a heartfelt moment at the end. Peggy's boyfriend sucks. Don has changed for the worse as he has begun drinking even more. He always dreamed of the day he could start over and now that he can he doesn't want it. The secretary doesn't fall for him and neither does the nurse. Maybe he's changed or maybe the times have changed. He's lost that spark he once had. He's a miserable drunk who stumbles his way home to a small apartment. Harry having to sit on Roger and whispering sorry gave me a good laugh.

35. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Lady Lazarus (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Megan convinces Don that she should give up her job at the firm so that she can pursue a career on Broadway, while Peter has a fling with an acquaintance's wife.

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

Votes: 1,736

Hilarious episode. Peggy fumbling with the skis was hilarious. "Are you asking if I ski?" "Do they explode or something?" The best line of the episode goes to Peggy. "PIZZA HOUSE"- Peggy. Pete's interaction with Harry. "What do you want." "Nothing you came over to me." "you opened the door." Stan's reaction to Megan going to acting. "Are you kidding me?" Peggy grabbing the ice cream and the people telling her to not touch it. Don and Peggy arguing and then we find out one of the workers there is still in the corner akwardly waiting. Don and Roger hanging out and talking. Awesome ending montage. Megan quits and we see this hitting Don hard. He liked walking with his wife to work everyday. She was good at it. Peggy and Don blame each other but Megan really just didn't like this job. Pete cheats on his wife with his train friend's wife. He keeps bothering her and she doesn't give in. Pete and Harry talking to each other. Pete is always controlled by the women in his life and he talks to Harry about it. "Why do they get to decide whats going to happen?"- Pete "They just do."- Harry

36. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: At the Codfish Ball (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don gets a visit from the in-laws and his children just as he's about to receive a prestigious award and tries to save the Heinz account. Meanwhile, Peggy and her boyfriend take the next step in their relationship.

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

Votes: 1,878

Roger usually has the best lines. This episode was full of them. "For all we know, Jesus was trying to get the Loaves and fishes account." Don's son asking Roger if he was babysitting was great. Roger and Sally hanging out was probably the highlight of the episode. "Here's the handsome prince. Nah." "Your a mean drunk you know that." Loved that final shot of everyone coming back extremely sad or traumatized. Every started out pretty happy but ended up miserable. Well except for Roger he's on top of the world. Megan and Don's pitch together was great. She actually did pretty amazing. Peggy congratulating her was great. Joan and Peggy hanging out was great as always. Peggy thinking her boyfriend was going to propose to her was hilarious. Don's career seems to have taken a huge blow after that one guy tells him that no one in this room of heavy hitters is going to hire him. Sally defeat mamma Francis via phone wire. We get so Ken. It's nice to see at least one happy person. Megan's father is a communist which means Megan is secretly a KGB spy who will team up with Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings down the road. Sally and her phone conversations with that one kid was great.

37. 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: 2,082

Don hangs out with the kids. It looks like he's gotten his life back together. He seems happy with his wife. I give it 20 minutes into part 2 before we see one of his girlfriends that he's cheating on his wife with. Don is a massive party pooper. Maybe it's actually his wife who will be unfulfilled and divorce instead of him. Pete trying to handshake Don was great. After he leaves we see Don yell for coffee and Pete jump a little and look startled. Roger's secretary saying he's not in and Pete rushing in and tripping and slamming his nose into the wall lol. It's so unexpected it's hilarious. Real three stooges stuff. Pete comes home to his wife. He has a pretty good relationship with Trudy. He eats his dinner which is cereal straight out of the box. Roger and Jane ruining the surprise for Don by arguing in the hallway gave me a good laugh. "Why don't you sing like that."- Roger "Why don't you look like him."- Jane Don's wife does a dance in front of everyone. Don feels embarrassed. Don's wife learns the hard way that he really doesn't like parties. She doesn't understand what she got herself into. Harry getting invited and Don's wife accidentally letting it slip that Don doesn't like him was great. Peggy dislikes the new Don as she sees that he has changed and has become softer than before. She knows that isn't good. I keep calling her Don's wife because I have no idea what her name is. Roger and his secretary was pretty great as well. Roger dropping in on Pete's airline meeting. Joan and her baby was fun to watch. Definitely did not need to see that particular shot. It was real quick but I think it was something I definitely didn't want to see.

38. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Chinese Wall (2010)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

The partners try to keep their cool after they discover that Roger has lost their biggest account, Peter's wife goes into labor, and Don tries to convince Faye to compromise her ethics to drum up new business.

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

Votes: 1,642

That short guy raising his hand and nobody seeing it was great. Drunk Roger saying don't yell at me. Roger and Joan seemingly end their relationship together. Pete finds out his baby is born right after arguing with Roger. Everyone awkwardly says congratulations. Oh no she gave Don the account right after he cheated on her hours before. Peggy and Abe patch things up and get together. Roger's fake phone call. Pete gets offered a great position at a new company. Pete falling asleep in the conference.

39. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Dark Shadows (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

A depressed Betty tries to make things uncomfortable for Don and Megan, Roger tries to take out some secret weapons for a meeting with a prospective Jewish client, and Don makes a snap judgment that angers the creative department.

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

Votes: 1,629

Tons of great quotes. "Michael can you keep a secret." "Nope." Roger finally addresses the fact that he needs to start carrying less cash. Roger and Jane had some pretty great moments. They don't have the toxic divorce relationship like Betty and Don. It does end on a sad note though with Jane's new apartment being ruined. Betty was likable for a few minutes when she's just hanging out with the kids. "Yeah I just might do that"- Betty. But then of course she pulls a Tony Soprano and wants everyone miserable and manipulates her daughter into causing mayhem at Don's place. Megan has gotten very likable lately. It's gonna be sad when their relationship falls apart like it eventually will. She knows exactly what Betty is trying to do and tries to stop Don. She actually succeeds. "The thrill of having poisoned us from 50 miles away."- Megan. Pete and Don's call was pretty funny. "He's a rat bastard."- Pete Peggy and Roger's elevator talk was great. "I'm not a plane either." "Were we married?" Michael has a pretty good story. Don totally screws him over and leaves his idea in the cab. He confronts Don and Don roasts the shit outta him. Also Betty being fat doesn't bother me as much anymore. Her scene with Henry was pretty sweet. He gives her a piece of his food. She says something very sweet to him as well. She was improving this episode except for when she tried to sabotage Don's relationship through her daughter. Sure sabotage Don's relationship he was a horrible person but don't manipulate your daughter into doing it. I love that part where Sally tells her that Don showed her pictures and they were cool with her.

40. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: To Have and to Hold (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

Don works in secret on a Heinz ketchup campaign while Megan gets a love scene on the set of her soap opera. Meanwhile, Harry makes his power play while Joan has more trouble with the secretaries.

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

Votes: 1,648

My favorite scene was Harry standing up for himself in the office. He comes in and makes himself look like a goof as always but then we see that he recognizes his talent and demands to be made partner. We see Roger and Joan has a small reaction to their words because they haven't truly worked to be where they are and they know it. I enjoyed the scene afterwards of Harry taking his money and still demanding to be made partner. He also stands up to Joan and refuses to allow her to fire his secretary. Good for Harry he's one of my favorite characters and its good to see him growing to become more independent. Another great scene was Peggy and her agency clashing with Don's. They have an awkward confrontation in the hallway. Don listens in on Peggy's pitch and has a great reaction to Peggy repeating his line. They have a bar scene afterwards where Stan rightfully flips off Peggy who tries to smile at him and tries to act like she didn't totally backstab him. Ken storms in and is pissed. We've never seen Ken angry until they all started to screw him over. He's getting angrier and angrier. I enjoyed Joan and her friend hanging out. I enjoyed the secretary talking in the dinner about how she sees everything there. It really is depressing. I also loved that we got more Stan scenes this episode. We see Michael looking at him locking himself in the super special secret agent room. We see them built his his account up as some super secret government stuff when it really just is ketchup. We see Don being a massive hypocrite. We get the super awkward dinner scene. Seeing Don's weirded out face was great. Don and Megan has a hilarious conversation in the car afterwards. Don gets angry at her after watching her scene on set and then goes home and cheat on his wife lol. Don has a hole in his soul that he keeps trying to fill in the wrong ways.

41. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Out of Town (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Don accidentally learns a secret about Salvatore during a business trip to Baltimore. Back at the office, the firings continue, but the new management appoints Peter and Ken as new co-heads of accounts.

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

Votes: 1,930

Goddammit Don is already cheating again. He really doesn't change. He seems to feel a little more guilty though. Don and Sal's story was great with Don finding out about Sal being gay. That "limit your exposure" scene was great. Pete and Ken's story was also pretty hilarious especially when they are in the elevator. Ken is super chill and happy while Pete is clearly angry. It felt really good to see Pete doing his happy dance and phone calling his wife but as always things don't go the way Pete plans. The staff struggles with the new British people in the office from the merger. Joan and Peggy talking and Peggy trashing her secretary. Roger walking in late was great and that guy being fired and smashing shit all over the office was pretty great.

42. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Gold Violin (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

To show that he has "arrived," Don buys a new car. Pete, Harry and Ken come up with a plan to attract new business, and Don's secretary makes a serious error, which could mean trouble for ...