Mad Men - Season 7, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Runaways



Critic Consensus: "The Runaways" is definitely this season's weirdest episode, but its foray into threesomes, self-mutilations, and bathroom stall conversations makes for an interesting hour.

Episode Info

Don gets a visitor from his past; Stan embarrasses a superior; Peggy helps Ginsberg with a problem; Harry discovers a new ally at the agency.


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
Harry Hamlin
as Jim Cutler
Allan Havey
as Lou Avery
Sola Bamis
as Shirley
Caity Lotz
as Stephanie
Kiernan Shipka
as Sally Draper
Jay R. Ferguson
as Stan Rizzo
Jessica Paré
as Megan Draper
Ben Feldman
as Michael Ginsberg
Kevin Rahm
as Ted Chaough
Christopher Stanley
as Henry Francis
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Critic reviews for The Runaways

Viewers thought the "mature content" warning was referring to the threesome, then got a brutal surprise.

January 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Well, at least that wasn't boring. After last week's rather ironic by-the-book ode to Kubrick, Mad Men threw the kitchen sink at us in episode five including a blast from the past, a threesome, and some particularly dirty office politics.

January 4, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Thought-provoking desperate measures in Mad Men -- Don crashing the Philip Morris meeting, Megan trying a threesome, and driving Stephanie away.

January 4, 2015 | Full Review…

It may be Don's story, but ex-wife Betty ran away with this episode -- and that was grand.

January 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Mad Men veers close to self-parody in this episode, where shock seems calibrated to cover how much here restates what has already been said.

January 4, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

That was a lot to handle.

January 4, 2015 | Full Review…

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