Original air date: 07/19/2007 Runtime: 48:37 min. Set in 1960 New York City, in an unexpected new world - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what you expect it to be. The drama unfolds around Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the biggest ad man in the business. As he calls the shots in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels.
Original air date: 07/26/2007 Runtime: 46:59 min. Don continues to conceal his increasingly complicated personal life, even in the face of Roger's invitation to open up. Meanwhile, Peggy pines for the absent Pete - still on his honeymoon - while fending off the advances of several of the men of Sterling Cooper.
Original air date: 08/02/2007 Runtime: 44:11 min. Pete returns from his honeymoon, excited about his new marriage, but conflicted about his past encounter with Peggy. After his business relationship with Rachel takes an unforeseen turn, Don attends a party which further illuminates his increasing dissatisfaction with his present life.
Original air date: 08/09/2007 Runtime: 45:08 min. Pete's professional and personal lives become more complicated as he struggles to assert power in both. While facing pressure from his wife regarding a new apartment, he further alienates Don and endangers his own position at Sterling Cooper.
Original air date: 08/16/2007 Runtime: 48:01 min. After Don wins an award, his photo is featured in Advertising Age. Don must deal with the fallout as the photo brings back a past he isn’t ready to confront. Ken gets a short story published in "The Atlantic Monthly," inciting jealousy among his colleagues and driving Pete to make an unorthodox request of his wife. Peggy overhears a startling conversation in the office and shares the secret with Joan.
Original air date: 08/23/2007 Runtime: 46:54 min. A taboo office romance is revealed. At a brainstorming session, Peggy proves to be more than a secretary, opening up new opportunities for her at Sterling Cooper. Meanwhile, Rachel faces her conflicted feelings for Don after he seeks out her advice on a new campaign.
Original air date: 08/30/2007 Runtime: 47:02 min. Roger joins Don for an evening of dinner and drinking, during which Roger's behavior leads to a rift in their friendship. Though Don accepts his apology, there are further consequences for Roger. Pete faces trouble at home as he continues to struggle with the demands of his new marriage.