Time Zones



Critic Consensus: Though deliberately paced, "Time Zones" is an undeniably intriguing look at things to come.

Episode Info

The Season 7 opener finds Don making a new friend, and Joan meeting a client for drinks. Elsewhere, Peggy hears some impressive new work, and Roger experiences a strange phone call.


Jon Hamm
as Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss
as Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser
as Peter Campbell
January Jones
as Betty Francis
Christina Hendricks
as Joan Holloway
John Slattery
as Roger Sterling
Aaron Staton
as Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer
as Harry Crane
Robert Morse
as Bertram Cooper
Joel Murray
as Fred Rumsen
Allan Havey
as Lou Avery
Jerry O'Donnell
as Gerry Respola
Jessy Schram
as Bonnie Whiteside
Dan Byrd
as Wayne Barnes
Mark Pinter
as Irwin Podolsky
Ben Feldman
as Michael Ginsberg
Kevin Rahm
as Ted Chaough
Kiernan Shipka
as Sally Draper
Jessica Paré
as Megan Draper
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Critic Reviews for Time Zones

Gone are the days of "Zou Bisou Bisou" and Don's Hawaiian mortality freak-out. Nope. This season premiere, all we got was a cold pastrami sandwich with coleslaw smeared on the bread.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Answers will come. Actions will be taken. We just don't know when, how, or by whom. Embrace the intrigue, the subtle shifts in character, and Weiner's careful plotting.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The hour delivers a series of lovely closing scenes that find Don feeling more honest intimacy than he has felt since the death of Anna, culminating in the kind of image and song choice that Mad Men fans find so powerful and moving.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Here we see the early construction of a question which feels like the theme of the final season: Can Don live an honest life at long last? And even if he can, will unwinding all the lies cost him so much that the truth isn't worth it, after all?

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The "other woman" from last season has faded out of Don's life, ostensibly -- but in many other ways, "Time Zones" ... reminded me a lot of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," the first episode of the series.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

AMC's much-acclaimed Mad Men feels like it's coming out of a pit stop, rechecking gears and reacclimating to the track.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

One of the most depressing episodes the show's ever had - and that's REALLY saying something.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an excellent starting point for an episode that, even more than the average Mad Men premiere, has to spend an awful lot of time (especially given that it's our first one-hour premiere in a few years) filling us in on what happened during the hiatus.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

With each new season, I try to remind myself that the show is a slow burn. The first episode wasn't as glacial as the first episode of last season, but it still dragged a bit.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Mad Men is always aware of its own bigness; it's deep, but it's also cool and crowd-pleasing.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…