Season 7 Episodes


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Season 7

This is an episode list with a brief synopsis. It’s a work in progress! Click “full recap” or “quotes” (when they’re available) for more on each episode.

…and don’t forget the Season 7 Cultural References.

1. Time Zones
Writer: Matthew Weiner
Director: Scott Hornbacher
Original air date: 13 April 2014
January 17 through 20, 1969
Freddy pitches Accutron. Peggy has troubles with Lou and with her tenant. Joan meets with Butler Footwear. Ted visits New York. Don visits Los Angeles. Roger has brunch with Margaret. Don meets a widow on the redeye. (Full recap) (Quotes)

2. A Day’s Work
Writers: Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner
Director: Michael Uppendahl
Original air date: 20 April 2014
February 13 and 14, 1969
Don has an evening meeting with Dawn. Sally attends a funeral and Don drives her back to school. Pete signs new business, and Jim and Roger disagree about how to proceed with it. Lou is unhappy with Dawn. Peggy thinks a bouquet of roses is from Ted. (Full recap) (Quotes)

3. Field Trip
Writers: Heather Jeng Bladt and Matthew Weiner
Director: Chris Manley
Original air date: 27 April 2014
Thursday, March 27, Friday, March 28, and Monday, March 31, 1969
Don’s surprise visit to Megan doesn’t go well. Betty accompanies Bobby on a field trip to a farm. Harry suggests to the Koss people that SC&P has a computer. Don visits Roger, and then arrives to meet with Roger at SC&P. (Full recap) (Quotes)

4. The Monolith
Writer: Erin Levy
Director: Scott Hornbacher
Original air date: 4 May 2014
April, 1969—from about the 14th to the 22nd.
Pete wins a Burger Chef presentation. Don is finally assigned work. Peggy’s raise comes with strings attached. Mona and Roger visit their daughter on a commune. Don invites Freddy to a Mets game. The computer is installed. (Full recap) (Quotes)

5. The Runaways
Writers: David Iserson and Matthew Weiner
Director: Chris Manley*
*Note: Originally scheduled to be directed by Jennifer Getzinger, directing was taken over by Chris Manley when Getzinger became ill about halfway through. AMC’s website incorrectly lists Getzinger as the director.
Original air date: 11 May 2014
Approximately May 1969, a Friday through Monday
Don receives a call from Stephanie Horton—Anna’s niece, who then visits Megan. Ginsberg is paranoid about the new computer. Megan throws a party and spends quality time with her friend Amy. Lou and Jim Cutler meet secretly. Sally gets an injury. The creative team joke about “Scout’s Honor.” Harry and Don run into each other unexpectedly. Ginsberg visits Peggy at home, then brings her a gift at the office. Don interrupts a meeting. (Full recap) (Quotes)

6. The Strategy
Writer: Semi Chellas
Director: Phil Abraham
Original air date: 18 May 2014
Mid-to-late June, 1969: a day sometime earlier, then a Friday through Monday.
Peggy works on the Burger Chef campaign. Chevy is in town with Bob Benson. Megan and Pete both visit from LA. Bob helps a Chevy executive who gets in trouble with the law. Roger encounters Jim Hobart. Jim Cutler proposes that Harry Crane be made partner. (Full recap) (Quotes)

7. Waterloo
Writers: Carly Wray and Matthew Weiner
Director: Matthew Weiner
Original air date: 25 May 2014
July 16 through 22, 1969
Everyone watches the moon landing. Peggy, Don, Pete, and Harry prepare for the Burger Chef pitch. Don receives a legal letter. Meredith makes her move. Megan and Don have a significant phone call. Betty and Henry have house guests. Bert Cooper sees a man walk on the moon, and then does a song and dance. Roger meets with Jim Hobart, and then calls a partner’s meeting. (Full recap) (Quotes)

8. Severance
Writer: Matthew Weiner
Director: Scott Hornbacher
Original air date: 5 April 2015
Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, 1970
Casting for a Wilkinson ad preoccupies the office. Don encounters a waitress who seems familiar, and entertains a stewardess on layover. Joan and Peggy meet with Topaz, then with McCann. Kenny’s father-in-law retires. Peggy goes on a blind date. Joan goes shopping. Ken is given news by Roger. Don receives news about Rachel Katz. (Full recap) (Quotes)

9. New Business
Writers: Tim Smuts and Matthew Weiner
Director: Michael Uppendahl
Original air date: 12 April 2015
May 24 through 27, 1970
Don pursues Diana, the waitress he met in the previous episode. Megan moves furniture, with help from her mother and sister, and also lunches with Harry. Peggy and Stan work with a famous photographer on a Cinzano ad. (Full recap) (Quotes)

10. The Forecast
Writers: Jonathan Igla and Matthew Weiner
Director: Jennifer Getzinger
Original air date: 19 April 2015
Early June, 1970
Don works on a company forecast. The Tinkerbell cookie pitch goes badly, especially for Mathis. Sally prepares for a summer trip, and gets a visit from Glen. Joan visits the L.A. office, where she meets Richard. (Full recap) (Quotes)

11. Time & Life
Writers: Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner
Director: Jared Harris
Original air date: 26 April 2015
An evening and then August 4–6, 1970. The evening could be August 3, or earlier
Roger learns that the lease for the SC&P offices has not been paid. The partners prepare a pitch for McCann Erickson. Pete remembers Ken’s favorite wine. Peggy takes a private meeting. Pete and Trudy meet with the headmaster of Greenwich Country Day School. Peggy and Stan audition children for an ad, then have a heart-to-heart. Both Ted and Roger tell Don about their relationships. (Full recap) (Quotes)

12. Lost Horizon
Writers: Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner
Director: Phil Abraham
Original air date: 3 May 2015
September 8-11, 1970
The former SC&P employees arrive at McCann-Erickson with varying results. Don and Meredith plan his new apartment, and Don attends, and then leaves, a Miller beer meeting. Joan finds herself in an impossible position. Peggy’s office isn’t ready and she hangs around SC&P. Roger plays the organ and drinks vermouth. Don takes a road trip. (Full recap) (Quotes)

13. The Milk and Honey Route
Writers: Carly Wray and Matthew Weiner
Director: Matthew Weiner
Original air date: 10 May 2015
Sunday, September 27 through Monday, October 5, 1970
Don has car trouble and spends a week in Oklahoma, encountering a young grifter and some older veterans. Betty has a fall at school. Henry visits Sally at Miss Porter’s. Pete gets recruited by Duck, has a meal with his brother, and spends time with Trudy. (Full recap) (Quotes)

14. Person to Person
Writer: Matthew Weiner
Director: Matthew Weiner
Original air date: 17 May 2015
A day in late October, then October 28 through 31, then a day or days after that. The “Hilltop” commercial aired July 1971.
Don races cars, travels to California, and attends a retreat with Stephanie. Pete says goodbye at McCann-Erickson. Peggy struggles to retain accounts and has a significant conversation with Stan. Joan visits Key West with Richard, lunches with both Ken and Peggy, and makes a decision about her career. Don places person-to-person phone calls to Sally, Betty, and Peggy. (Full recap) (Quotes)