The BEST Episodes of Mad Men
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
In 1960s New York, alpha male Don Draper struggles to stay on top of the heap in the high-pressure world of Madison Avenue advertising firms. Aside from being one of the top ad men in the business, Don is also a family man, the father of young children.
#1 - Shut the Door. Have a Seat
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 8, 2009
Don has a big meeting with Connie about their future relationship. Betty is the beneficiary of some interesting advice and Pete has a serious sit-down with some clients.
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired May 27, 2012
#3 - Commissions and Fees
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 3, 2012
Lane's shameful secret comes to the surface with dire consequences. Don recaptures his hunger for success, and Sally experiences a major milestone.
#4 - In Care Of
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 23, 2013
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.
#5 - A Little Kiss (2)
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 25, 2012
Megan's surprise party for Don backfires on her; Joan adjusts to life as a mother; Roger and Pete butt heads; Lane dreams of the woman who owns a wallet he had found; SCDP takes a jab at a rival agency caught pulling a racist prank.
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired May 25, 2014
#7 - Signal 30
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 15, 2012
The Campbells host a dinner party; Pete tries to make time with a teenage girl; Lane tries to snare Jaguar but ends up coming to blows with Pete.
#8 - Meditations in an Emergency
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 26, 2008
The office scrambles without Don; Betty learns some disconcerting news.
#9 - The Suitcase
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 5, 2010
Don turns to alcohol and Peggy's shoulder to deal with the news of Anna Draper's death that he knows is waiting for him.
#10 - For Immediate Release
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 5, 2013
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.
#11 - Person to Person
Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired May 17, 2015
The stories of Don Draper, his family and his co-workers at Sterling Cooper & Partners conclude.
#12 - The Gypsy and the Hobo
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 25, 2009
A former client makes a return; Betty and her kids go on a trip; and Joan and Greg make plans for their future.
#13 - Tomorrowland
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 17, 2010
Don and Peggy are faced with life-altering decisions
#14 - At the Codfish Ball
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 29, 2012
Don is honored at a banquet; Megan saves the day with Heinz; Roger asks Mona for help and begins an affair with Megan's mother. Peggy expects a proposal from Abe but instead moves in with him.
#15 - Favors
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 9, 2013
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.
#16 - The Phantom
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 10, 2012
Roger seeks to expand his affair with Megan's mother. Pete has a "last" encounter with Beth with lasting repercussions. Megan struggles to find acting work and asks for Don's help getting an audition. Peggy still seeks Don's approval.
#17 - The Grown-Ups
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 1, 2009
Peggy's taste in men proves questionable. Pete has to make a big decision about his career and a candidate makes a big impression on Don.
#18 - The Quality of Mercy
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 16, 2013
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.
#19 - Mystery Date
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 8, 2012
Don has a murderous dream about a woman from the past; Roger pays Peggy to bail him out with the Mohawk campaign; Greg's military assignment threatens his marriage to Joan.
#20 - The Milk and Honey Route
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired May 10, 2015
Don has trouble sleeping. Pete is blindsided by a difficult friend. Facing a new challenge, Henry arranges a family reunion.
#21 - The Wheel
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 18, 2007
As Thanksgiving approaches, Don's work responsibilities interfere with his domestic life. Peggy is given a new opportunity, provoking the ire of some of her colleagues. Betty makes a startling discovery.
#22 - Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 20, 2009
Sterling Cooper receives a surprise visitor; Sally has been spooked by something (or someone); and Joan receives some shocking news.
#23 - A Tale of Two Cities
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 2, 2013
Cutler and Chaough prepare to make radical changes to the firm while Sterling and Draper are visiting a client in Los Angeles. Joan's decision to go after a new account on her own leaves Pete furious and frustrated.
#24 - Nixon vs. Kennedy
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 11, 2007
On election night, the Sterling Cooper staff pulls a rowdy all-nighter while watching the returns. Pete's ambitions cause him to directly challenge Don.
#25 - A Night to Remember
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 14, 2008
Peggy contributes on a church project; Duck and Don try to create market appeal for a foreign beer brand; Harry recruits assistance to help with the workload in his department.