Agent Carter 1×05 “The Iron Ceiling” Recap

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Agent Carter continues to prove that it’s one of the strongest, most marvelously developed series in existence. And if you aren’t watching yet, there aren’tmany things I could promise you, but I can guarantee that you will fall headover for this show. Of all the shows I watch and review, this one’s probably the most difficult because it’s legitimately impossible to discuss every little impeccable moment, and if that doesn’t say it’s great, then I don’t know what will.

Episode Summary: When the “magic typewriter” sends out a message in codes, Peggy cracks it and tells to her fellow agents that they’re coordinates followed by a demand for $100,000 payable to Howard Stark. Believing that Stark’s the one who sent out the message, Thompson, Martinez, and Li go to Russia. After much hesitation, Dooley lets Peggy go as well when she gets the Howling Commandos to accompany them. Although there’s no detailed mention of the words on screen, Marvel fans have already realized that Dottie Underwood is not only a part of the Black Widow project, but the agents stumble into the Red Room during their trip to Russia. After seeing Peggy’s scars in the locker room, Daniel’s investigation leads to the realization that she’s the blond woman in the photographs. Neither Leviathan nor Stark are found, but with the help of Doctor Ivchenko, the team is now one step closer to uncovering it all.

Review | Analysis: The episode did an excellent job of reminding its viewers that what’s to come is so far from what we expect. The world is changing, terrible people are out there, and the Black Widow project is pretty damn frightening. Thankfully, in an episode that would’ve been fairly dark, the exquisite humor provided fantastic balance. Apart from all the great and terrifying storylines, the best moments were without a doubt Peggy Carter proving that she’s more badass than anyone can even begin to
imagine.

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Agent Carter 1×04 “The Blitzkrieg Button” Recap

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We’re halfway done with the first of hopefully many seasons and Agent Carter continues to prove that it’s the best thing Marvel’s done on a small screen.

Episode Summary: Howard Stark returns in order to ask Peggy to retrieve one of his found devices. Dooley takes a trip to Germany in order to speak to an assassin on death row about the massacres that had occurred. Thompson’s left in charge and it’s the worst decision in the world. Sousa finds a witness and learns that a brunette female is involved in the case. Dottie Underwood is most certainly not just the girl next door. And when Peggy learns the truth about what’s inside the Blitzkrieg Button she’s reminded of the promises she’d made to become someone she hasn’t been in a while.

Review | Analysis: There is no show on this planet that simultaneously makes me angry and happy. And there is no character on television I loathe more than Jack Thompson. That said, what the rest of the show’s done with this week’s episode was wonderful. Cooper and Atwell are the perfect partners for one another when playing such distinctive characters. And when it comes down to the kind of emotional scene they ended with, the two actors were most excellent.

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Agent Carter 1×03 “Time and Tide” Recap

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Agent Carter’s third episode was yet another solid one providing that this show will probably, definitely be Marvel’s best.

Episode Summary: As Peggy and Jarvis continue to search for Leviathan and Stark’s stolen weapons, she’s forced to work as a double agent which eventually gets a member of SSR killed.

Review | Analysis: Once again the episode has left me disgusted with the male characters – other than Jarvis and Daniel of course. If it weren’t for Thompson and the rest of the team mistrusting her solely because of the fact that she’s a woman, she and Jarvis wouldn’t need to sneak around. If it weren’t for their misjudgment and ridiculing Krzeminski would definitely still be alive. It would’ve been so simple for them to trust that since and Steve have both worked with Stark, they know what he is and isn’t capable of. And if that were the case, it would’ve been the entire team against Leviathan as opposed to just Peggy and Jarvis.

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Agent Carter 1×01 “Now is Not the End” + 1×02 “Bridge and Tunnel” Recap

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Sometimes a show is so good and a character is so impeccable, it’s impossible to take your eyes off the screen. And sometimes, it’s so good all you want to do is squeal about how every scene was too good for words to do justice. That’s Marvel’s Agent Carter for you – a well written, entertaining action packed series with a badass, real, vulnerable woman as its lead. What more could anyone want?

Episode/s Summary: The show begins shortly after Steve Rogers lands the plane into the ocean in 1946. Peggy Carter works for the SSR, S.H.I.E.L.D. has yet to be established, and Howard Stark is accused of selling weapons to the enemy. Laviathan is the primary villain we’re now focusing on and with Jarvis’ help, Agent Carter helps clear Stark’s name.

Review | Analysis: There wasn’t a single thing about the premiere I didn’t like. Peggy Carter has always been my favorite female lead in the Marvel universe, thus naturally, the fact that she gets her own show automatically means my expectations were high, and thankfully exceeded. It’s great that we’re given the opportunity to watch Peggy grow as an agent but beyond that, as a woman.

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