Don's season-long slide finally hits a backstop in a powerful season finale that's all about the characters.
Season 6's penultimate episode finds Don alienating himself even further, while Bob Benson's secret is finally confirmed
Sally Draper's future therapist is guaranteed plenty of work in a densely plotted episode about love, lust, and disappointment.
Don and Roger head to L.A. for some continental culture clash (and hash) while Joan scores a win at home
Betty and Don get nostalgic, while Peggy mortally wounds her relationship with Abe
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping as Don loses touch with reality in a surreal, febrile episode
The two agencies start to merge and deal with the politics of physical space, competing clients, and sensitive egos
It's Mother's Day in 1968 and Matthew Weiner delivers another game-changer
Joan goes out with a friend, Harry throws a tantrum, and Don's affair deepens
In a low-key finale, Don ponders helping Megan's career, Pete resolves his impossible crush, and Joan moves the firm to new heights
A member of the firm commits suicide, as Don recaptures his hunger for success, and Sally experiences a major milestone
In a game-changing episode, Peggy and Joan make momentous decisions, and Don makes the big pitch to Jaguar
Lane digs into a deep financial hole, Joan and Don shop for a Jaguar, and Harry discovers Paul Kinsey has joined the Hare Krishnas
Betty tries to hurt Don, Sally tries to hurt Megan, Roger tries to hurt Pete, and Don tries to hurt Michael — so everyone got hurt
In parallel storylines, Peggy, Roger, and Don slam into some inconvenient truths — and, oh yeah, Roger drops acid!
Pete and Lane come to blows, Ken reveals a surprising talent, and Don wears a stupendous new sports coat
Don murders his past, Peggy murders a budding friendship, Joan murders her marriage, and Sally learns about some very real murders
Betty returns to the saga struggling with burdens of all sorts threatening her health and future in 'Tea Leaves'
In the finale of a brisk, brilliant season, Don makes a decision that no one at the office sees coming
Peggy and her Olympian shoulders step up in a time of crisis, while Roger continues to fade away
Don and Roger show cowardice and cruelty, while Betty and Pete play unlikely heroes
A death rocks the SCDP office, while the 'beautiful girls' of 'Mad Men' struggle to find their paths to happiness
Can Don, Roger, Betty, or Sally learn how to deal with their pasts?
Don grapples with saying goodbye to Anna, and SCDP rings in 1965
Don's anything but jolly as the holidays take their toll
The impending sale of Sterling Cooper forces Don and his compatriots to take action, and Betty makes her move to leave him
It's time for Don to fess up to Betty about the truly intimate details of his life, while Roger also takes a look at his past
Don wins accolades while living his double life, and Betty catches on to the bigger lies
Sal ends up paying for Don knowing his secret, Betty opts out of an easy dalliance, and Don is back to his dirty-dog tricks
Betty and Don get their mojo back on a trip to Rome together, while Pete proves that he's not one to be trusted on his own
Don feels cornered as he's assaulted on all fronts even as he brings in a whale of an account, and Peggy turns to an unlikely source for comfort
Don and Betty welcome a new life and Peggy experiences a rebirth of confidence thanks to the reappearance of Duck
After Don deals with the effects of one father's legacy at work, he then has to go home and deal with Betty and the scars her father left her with
Roger's fancy garden party reminds Don that he's still on the outside looking in, while Peggy puffs her way a little further into the boys' club
Don makes a convincing case to get rid of a New York institution while embracing an old nemesis, and Peggy finds her old values leave her feeling a little lonely
The Cuban Missile Crisis looms, but it's Peggy who drops the real bomb in the season finale
Don/Dick reminisces with an old friend, while Joan loses all illusions about the man of her dreams
Don blows off his work trip in favor of a young temptress, while Peggy changes her look thanks to the new man in her life
Betty deals with the fact that neither the family she grew up in nor the one she's created is doing very well, and Pete might be a step closer to starting his own family
The death of an icon hovers over the ad men and women as a career and a marriage come to an end
Betty struggles to come to terms with Don's infidelity, while Joan briefly escapes her little box
Don trades up in cars but gets a dressing down from Jimmy, while Sal develops an office crush, and Roger steamrolls over Joan to lend a hand to Jane
While Peggy tries to find her place in the office world, it's Don's business outside the office that causes him distress
When Don is arrested for drunk driving after crashing his car with Bobbie, Peggy comes to the rescue, recalling the moment when he helped her walk away from her child
Over the course of three Sundays in Lent, Peggy's sister tells her secret, Sterling Cooper fails to land the big airline account, and Don is forced to tell Betty a truth about his past
Don and Betty have close encounters of the extramarital kind, but she gets weepy at the thought of being part of his 'team'
Peggy is forced to spend time with her family and her child; meanwhile, after Pete learns that his father died in an airplane crash, he uses the tragedy to advance his career