03/09/2014 09:48 pm ET Updated Mar 09, 2014

The Very Bright Future of 'Mad Men's' Elisabeth Moss

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When "Mad Men," AMC’s 1960s advertising drama, began, probably the only person who knew the clueless secretary with the unflattering bangs would become the show’s hero was its creator, Matt Weiner. The first episode was Peggy Olson’s first day on the job, her ears sticking out, her clothes ill-fitting, her ambitions un­formed. But with each season, "Mad Men’s" own girl Friday has ascended the corporate ladder, gaining power, sophistication, and better haircuts, only to arrive at the end of last season in her mentor Don Draper’s chair, finally wearing the literal (houndstooth) pants.

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