The Best Episodes of Mad Men

Shut the Door. Have a Seat

#1 - Shut the Door. Have a Seat 8.76

Season 3 - Episode 13

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.

Directors: Matthew Weiner
The Other Woman

#2 - The Other Woman 8.70

Season 5 - Episode 11

Pete asks Joan to make a personal and moral sacrifice to ensure the company lands the Jaguar account. Don becomes furious after learning of the impact Megan's new profession will have on their life. Feeling unappreciated, Peggy attends lunch with Freddy Rumsen, who encourages her to make a move.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Commissions and Fees

#3 - Commissions and Fees 8.70

Season 5 - Episode 12

Lane's shameful secret comes to the surface with dire consequences. Don recaptures his hunger for success, and Sally experiences a major milestone.

Directors: Chris Manley
The Suitcase

#4 - The Suitcase 8.53

Season 4 - Episode 7

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.

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger

#5 - Waterloo 8.51

Season 7 - Episode 7

Don receives a troubling letter. A risky venture entails a new future for Peggy. Roger gets an unexpected phone call. Pete butts heads with Cutler.

Directors: Matthew Weiner
Signal 30

#6 - Signal 30 8.50

Season 5 - Episode 5

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.

Directors: John Slattery
In Care Of

#7 - In Care Of 8.44

Season 6 - Episode 13

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.

Directors: Matthew Weiner
A Little Kiss (2)

#8 - A Little Kiss (2) 8.42

Season 5 - Episode 2

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.

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger
For Immediate Release

#9 - For Immediate Release 8.42

Season 6 - Episode 6

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.

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger
Meditations in an Emergency

#10 - Meditations in an Emergency 8.42

Season 2 - Episode 13

The office scrambles without Don; Betty learns some disconcerting news.

Directors: Matthew Weiner
At the Codfish Ball

#11 - At the Codfish Ball 8.40

Season 5 - Episode 7

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.

Directors: Michael Uppendahl
A Little Kiss (1)

#12 - A Little Kiss (1) 8.33

Season 5 - Episode 1

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.

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger

#13 - Tomorrowland 8.32

Season 4 - Episode 13

Don and Peggy are faced with life-altering decisions

Directors: Matthew Weiner
The Gypsy and the Hobo

#14 - The Gypsy and the Hobo 8.30

Season 3 - Episode 11

A former client makes a return; Betty and her kids go on a trip; and Joan and Greg make plans for their future.

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger

#15 - Favors 8.26

Season 6 - Episode 11

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.

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger
The Phantom

#16 - The Phantom 8.26

Season 5 - Episode 13

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.

Directors: Matthew Weiner
The Grown-Ups

#17 - The Grown-Ups 8.25

Season 3 - Episode 12

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.

Directors: Barbet Schroeder
Nixon vs. Kennedy

#18 - Nixon vs. Kennedy 8.23

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

Directors: Alan Taylor
Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency

#19 - Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency 8.23

Season 3 - Episode 6

Sterling Cooper receives a surprise visitor; Sally has been spooked by something (or someone); and Joan receives some shocking news.

Directors: Lesli Linka Glatter
The Wheel

#20 - The Wheel 8.23

Season 1 - Episode 13

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.

Directors: Matthew Weiner
Far Away Places

#21 - Far Away Places 8.22

Season 5 - Episode 6

Don abandons Megan at an upstate Howard Johnson's; Peggy fights with Abe and then Heinz; Roger and Jane try LSD but then break up.

Directors: Scott Hornbacher
The Quality of Mercy

#22 - The Quality of Mercy 8.21

Season 6 - Episode 12

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.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Mystery Date

#23 - Mystery Date 8.19

Season 5 - Episode 4

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.

Directors: Matt Shakman
Person to Person

#24 - Person to Person 8.13

Season 7 - Episode 14

The stories of Don Draper, his family and his co-workers at Sterling Cooper & Partners conclude.

Directors: Matthew Weiner
The Runaways

#25 - The Runaways 8.12

Season 7 - Episode 5

Don has a visitor from his past. Stan embarrasses a superior. Peggy helps Ginsberg with a problem. Harry finds that he has a new ally at the agency.

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger