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  • Episode 07
  • Waterloo

Mad Men Mid-Season Finale Recap: The Moon Belongs to Everyone

The one quality that every great scripted show has in common is surprise. Last night's episode was a perfect example.

  • S.07
  • Ep.03
  • 'Field Trip'

The anxiety of feeling that you don’t belong somewhere permeates nearly every scene of this week's episode. 

  • S.06
  • Ep.06
  • 'For Immediate Release'

Last night was payoff for four straight episodes that offered little besides characterization and atmosphere. 

  • S.05
  • Ep.10
  • 'Christmas Waltz'

A Christmas-themed episode gives us a gift in the form of sexual tension between Don and Joan. 

  • S.04
  • Ep.13
  • 'Tomorrowland'

The WTF look on Peggy's face when she stares at Don, stunned and disbelieving and disappointed? Elisabeth Moss was standing in for most of last night's viewers.  

  • S.04
  • Ep.08
  • 'The Summer Man'

This is a guy who knows when a back-of-the cab blow job is just a blow job, and also when it might turn into something more.  

  • S.03
  • Ep.13
  • 'Shut the Door. Have a Seat'

We can no longer deny that we're watching one of the most bold and unpredictable shows to ever air on television. 

  • S.03
  • Ep.07
  • 'Seven Twenty Three'

Peggy, Don, and Betty step into a three-ring circus of heavy symbolism. 

  • S.03
  • Ep.06
  • 'Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency'

Party foul! One bold stroke rejiggers the entire season. 

  • S.03
  • Ep.05
  • 'The Fog'

The season’s most satisfying episode yet brings Pete, Peggy, Don, and Betty to the brink of major turning points — and brings one old friend back into the fold. 

  • S.03
  • Ep.03
  • 'My Old Kentucky Home'

A spirited Charleston, a forced accordion solo, a blackface serenade, and a Tigertone duet, plus one heartfelt performance of "I Am Peggy, Hear Me Roar." 

  • S.03
  • Ep.02
  • 'Love Among the Ruins'

One of our favorite episodes spirals around a nuanced debate between Don and Peggy — a multilayered meditation on the nature of feminine wiles. 

  • S.02
  • Ep.12
  • 'The Mountain King'

In this season's penultimate episode, the clouds — and the waves — suddenly break, and a light shines down upon a few chosen ones. 

  • S.02
  • Ep.10
  • 'The Inheritance'

With just four episodes left, the pace is quickening. And this week, the show goes even darker. 

  • S.02
  • Ep.08
  • 'A Night to Remember'

Last week, cuckolded comedian Jimmy Barrett told Don and Betty that he knew Don was shtupping his wife. This week, Betty freaks out. 

  • S.02
  • Ep.05
  • 'The New Girl'

The escalating nuttiness at home and Peggy's utter placidness in the office seemed just more proof that Peggy is the only other Sterling Cooper employee with anything approaching Don's lockjaw discretion.  

  • S.02
  • Ep.02
  • 'Flight 1'

The second episode of the most deviously unpredictable show on TV ditched everything already established this season. 

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Matthew Weiner
Scott Hornbacher and Matthew Weiner
July 19, 2007

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