MAD MEN, winner of 3 consecutive Golden Globes(R) and back-to-back Emmys(R) for Outstanding Drama Series, returns for a new season rife with possibilities. Last season stunned audiences with its cliffhanger finale, as Don Draper's professional and personal lives unexpectedly imploded. This year, Jon Hamm and the rest of the breakout ensemble continue to captivate us as they grapple with an uncertain new reality. Welcome to a Mad New World.
Midwesterners don't like talking about themselves, he maintains. He does, however, explain the movielike scenario behind his acclaimed Glo-Coat Floor Wax commercial.
At a Christmas-tree lot with her family, Sally sees Glen Bishop. "My mom said that would happen," he says of Don and Betty's divorce.
Lane and Joan get into a disagreement at the agency and a mix-up with flowers has a hand in Lane's wife staying in London indefinitely. Don leaves for Acapulco with a stopover in Los Angeles. While in LA, Don visits Anna Draper. Once back in New York, Don and Lane get to know each other better on New Year's Eve.
Pete must break bad news to his father-in-law but receives wonderful news about him and Trudy. Don gets into a confrontation with Allison after a focus group. Peggy meets an eccentric girl named Joyce in the building.
Don and Pete disregard Roger's plans in order to land a new client.
Don and Peggy interview Danny Siegel, an aspiring copywriter whose only original taglines are variations on "the cure for the common cold." Danny drops Roger's name several times.
A deadline disrupts Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Joan and Peggy deal with high-jinx in the office.
Peggy receives a romantic gift that could compromise her career.
Joan informs Roger that she’s pregnant. Since Greg has been away too long, Roger is the father. Don, meanwhile, prompts shrieks of delight from Sally with the news that he's taking her to a Beatles concert.
A weekend beach trip concludes with Peggy perched on Abe's lap in the back of Joyce's crowded car. Later in her apartment, Peggy and Abe fall into bed together.
Don courts a Heinz executive who hints that his division might jump ship to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce -- in six months, if the agency survives. The executive praises Don's creativity but advises him to "let the account boys" chase after new business.
Opportunity arises for Don and Peggy.