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Mad Men

Season 5 2012
TV-14

  • 2012-03-26T03:00:00+01:00 on AMC
  • 50 mins
  • 10 hours, 10 mins (13 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama

The fifth season of the American television drama series Mad Men premiered on March 25, 2012, with a two-episode premiere and concluded on June 10, 2012. It consisted of thirteen episodes, each running approximately 47 minutes in length. AMC broadcast the fifth season on Sundays at 10:00 pm in the United States.

Season 5 takes place between Memorial Day 1966 and spring 1967. The season explores Don Draper's new marriage to Megan, which leads him to ignore his work at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency. Meanwhile, Lane, Pete, Roger, Joan, and Peggy learn that it is "every man for himself" in their personal and professional lives, as they each face painful new beginnings.

13 episodes

5x01 A Little Kiss (1)

  • Season Premiere

    2012-03-26T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Megan's surprise party for Don backfires on her; Joan adjusts to life as a mother; Roger and Pete butt heads; Lane dreams of the woman who owns a wallet he had found; SCDP takes a jab at a rival agency caught pulling a racist prank.

5x02 A Little Kiss (2)

  • 2012-03-26T03:00:00+01:00 — 46 mins

Megan's surprise party for Don backfires on her; Joan adjusts to life as a mother; Roger and Pete butt heads; Lane dreams of the woman who owns a wallet he had found; SCDP takes a jab at a rival agency caught pulling a racist prank.

5x03 Tea Leaves

  • 2012-04-02T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Betty has a health scare; SCDP gets Mohawk Airlines' business back; Peggy interviews Michael Ginsberg, a brash young copywriter.

5x04 Mystery Date

  • 2012-04-09T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Don has a murderous dream about a woman from the past; Roger pays Peggy to bail him out with the Mohawk campaign; Greg's military assignment threatens his marriage to Joan.

5x05 Signal 30

  • 2012-04-16T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

The Campbells host a dinner party; Pete tries to make time with a teenage girl; Lane tries to snare Jaguar but ends up coming to blows with Pete.

5x06 Far Away Places

  • 2012-04-23T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Don abandons Megan at an upstate Howard Johnson's; Peggy fights with Abe and then Heinz; Roger and Jane try LSD but then break up.

5x07 At the Codfish Ball

  • 2012-04-30T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Don is honored at a banquet; Megan saves the day with Heinz; Roger asks Mona for help and begins an affair with Megan's mother. Peggy expects a proposal from Abe but instead moves in with him.

5x08 Lady Lazarus

  • 2012-05-07T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Megan leaves SCDP to pursue her acting career; Pete has a fling with his train buddy's wife and then obsesses over her; Don tries to understand the music of the day.

5x09 Dark Shadows

  • 2012-05-14T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Don attempts to regain his creative spark, but undermines a member of his staff while doing so. Roger pursues some new clients, and in the process, hurts Jane. Betty displays her pettiness when she reveals a distressing secret to Sally.

5x10 Christmas Waltz

  • 2012-05-21T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Harry finds himself in an uncomfortable position after reconnecting with Paul Kinsey who has joined the Hare Krishnas. Lane takes drastic and unethical measures to get out of financial trouble. Don spends an afternoon with Joan to get her mind off her marital problems.

5x11 The Other Woman

  • 2012-05-28T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Pete asks Joan to make a personal and moral sacrifice to ensure the company lands the Jaguar account. Don becomes furious after learning of the impact Megan's new profession will have on their life. Feeling unappreciated, Peggy attends lunch with Freddy Rumsen, who encourages her to make a move.

5x12 Commissions and Fees

  • 2012-06-04T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Lane's shameful secret comes to the surface with dire consequences. Don recaptures his hunger for success, and Sally experiences a major milestone.

5x13 The Phantom

  • 2012-06-11T03:00:00+01:00 — 47 mins

Roger seeks to expand his affair with Megan's mother. Pete has a "last" encounter with Beth with lasting repercussions. Megan struggles to find acting work and asks for Don's help getting an audition. Peggy still seeks Don's approval.

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