When Mad Men finally returned last week, the character we most wanted to check in with was Don Draper’s daughter, Sally, played with remarkable depth by Kiernan Shipka. Sure, Don’s secretary-bride and Betty’s chilly misery were on our minds, too, but Sally is the one bearing the brunt of their emotional punches — and 12-year-old Shipka, with her doleful eyes, sells Sally’s inner life so well that she easily holds the screen. And as it turns out, she can play with the pros on the red carpet, too. You’re getting served by an elementary-school girl, Hollywood. How does it feel? Like burning?
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