Field Trip



Critic Consensus: "Field Trip" finds Don Draper out of sorts and struggling to find his place, but ironically, the episode offers powerful evidence that Mad Men is on firm ground as its final season progresses.

Episode Info

Don takes an impromptu trip; Betty has lunch with a friend; Harry lobbies for a cause; the partners consider a questionable asset.


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
Anne Dudek
as Francine Hanson
Pat Skipper
as Tom Pruitt
Ben Feldman
as Michael Ginsberg
Kevin Rahm
as Ted Chaough
Jessica Paré
as Megan Draper
Kiernan Shipka
as Sally Draper
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Critic Reviews for Field Trip

This is the episode where Don gets served endless portions of humble pie... Our surprise is that he accepts all this as the price of admission back to the life he has nearly destroyed.

Jan 3, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

More active and engaging than last week's slow, almost stagnant hour. "Field Trip" takes characters afar to better reveal their home base.

Jan 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Little Bobby Draper says, "I wish it was yesterday," and wouldn't you know it, the kid who never gets to say anything turns out this week to be speaking for everyone.

Jan 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Hooray for the return of Betty Francis, the real Queen B of my heart. Seriously, bow down.

Jan 3, 2015 | Full Review…

"Field Trip" served as a reminder of what Mad Men is capable of when it's firing on all cylinders.

Jan 3, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The episode's big moments came mostly from Betty and Bobby's trip to the farm, while the workplace happenings were jumbled and messy -- as those things usually are in real life.

Jan 3, 2015 | Full Review…

I never saw this coming and the dramatic tension it opens up is fertile ground. No wonder they don't leak any stories ahead of time.

Jan 3, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Three episodes in to Season 7 of Mad Men, and if you were looking for a bigger, more dramatic "pow" moment, you got several Sunday (April 27).

Jan 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Talk about awkward. Don goes back to the office at Roger's request and nobody's expecting him. Meanwhile, Betty's not winning any mother-of-the-year awards, but we do glimpse her humanity, if only for a moment.

Jan 3, 2015 | Full Review…

What a wonderfully awkward, prolonged sequence that was watching Don go back to SC&P.

Jan 3, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…