Mad Men - Season 7, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

A Day's Work



Critic Consensus: Though Peggy felt out of character in "A Day's Work," dazzling performances by Kiernan Shipka and Jon Hamm gave Sally and Don's relationship a cathartic authenticity.

Episode Info

Peggy receives flowers at the office; Pete navigates the politics of new business; Joan is put in an awkward situation.


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
Allan Havey
as Lou Avery
Sola Bamis
as Shirley
Jessy Schram
as Bonnie Whiteside
David James Elliott
as Dave Wooster
Ben Feldman
as Michael Ginsberg
Jay R. Ferguson
as Stan Rizzo
Kevin Rahm
as Ted Chaough
Jessica Paré
as Megan Draper
Kiernan Shipka
as Sally Draper
Christopher Stanley
as Henry Francis
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Critic reviews for A Day's Work

I can't recall another Mad Men episode that so clearly illustrated the uneasy tensions that smolder between characters along race and gender lines.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

"Sally Draper, the Queen of the awkward drop-in." A slow episode with a few sitcomish elements -- I hated the Peggy flowers bit even if it was designed mostly just to get Joan to a new place -- but the scenes between Don and Sally were stellar.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Groundwork was laid, and while it may not have been all fun and games, "A Day's Work" got the job done.

January 2, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

When it came to warm fuzzies, the show surprisingly delivered.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

As Mad Men explores the relationship between Sally and Don, it leaves us wondering if she can is Don's best hope, the one who motivates him to save himself.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Finally an episode where the sisters get to shine a bit.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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