New Business



Critic Consensus: While the women in Don Draper's life are a rich source of story material, "New Business" seems to squander valuable time revisiting them, considering how few shows are left in the series.

Episode Info

Roger gives Don some unwanted advice; Peggy and Stan disagree over an account's personnel; Harry asks for Don's blessing.


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
Jessica Paré
as Megan Draper
Aaron Staton
as Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer
as Harry Crane
Robert Morse
as Bertram Cooper
Kiernan Shipka
as Sally Draper
Kevin Rahm
as Ted Chaough
Ben Feldman
as Michael Ginsberg
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Critic Reviews for New Business

Oh, Don. When are you going to learn that a new woman isn't the secret to happiness?

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

"New Business" was an often frustrating hour that again served as a sendoff to one of Don's major love interests.

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Not only do people not fundamentally change, but they are the sources of their own unhappiness. It was kind of a depressing thought, made even more so upon viewing this slog of an episode.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Intriguing as this series of role reversals are, it might be impossible for Don's love life to either surprise or captivate me at this point.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The craft of the show has been so strong... that I haven't been particularly bothered by Don's inability to grow. "New Business," though, was an episode so frustrating - and, with few exceptions, dull - that I could for once see that point of view.

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Yes, it's a bad episode of Mad Men, but it might be a necessary episode of Mad Men.

Apr 14, 2015 | Full Review…

I loved the opening scene of "New Business," when Don was with the kids at Betty's place, making them milkshakes.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: 4.5 | Full Review…

Mad Men offered a winning combination of film noir and French farce in its second episode of its final season Sunday night, as Don (Jon Hamm) ventured into another doomed affair - perhaps his last - and literally had the rug pulled from underneath him.

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

No one can accuse Mad Men of subtlety.

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

After last week's densely packed and symbolically fraught midseason opener, tonight episode ("New Business") felt like a breath of fresh air - or maybe more like a wisp of a breeze, over almost before it started.

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…