5 To Watch: Five episodes that showcase some of Mad Men’s major minor players

In 5 To Watch, five writers from The A.V. Club each make the case for a favored episode from a favorite show. The reasons for their picks might differ, but they can all agree that each episode is a must-watch. In honor of Mad Men Week, in this installment: We each picked an episode featuring a minor but key character in the Mad Men cast.

Yes, Mad Men is mostly about Don Draper, but it’s not all about Don Draper. As magnificent as Jon Hamm is, the show would not be as enjoyable without the vast cast of characters that surround Don, from coworkers to his family to his relationships to neighbors. Below we’ve picked five of our favorite minor Mad Men players and the episode that perfectly spotlights each one of them. In the richness of the Mad Men universe, even Miss Blankenship gets a moment …

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