Mad Men - Season 7, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

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
Jay R. Ferguson
as Stan Rizzo
Ben Feldman
as Michael Ginsberg
Christopher Stanley
as Henry Francis
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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?

April 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.

April 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.

June 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.

September 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.

April 13, 2015 | Full Review…

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

April 14, 2015 | Full Review…

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