Agent Carter 2×03 “Better Angels” Recap

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Serious question: is cloning possible because I’d like an Edwin Jarvis (do not ruin my dreams by saying it’s impossible because he’s “fictional”).

Episode Summary: Howard Stark returns to put his brain to use and with a new gadget we’re able to see that the reason things are strangely floating around Peggy is due to the fact that Dr. Wilkes isn’t dead but invisible. Whitney Frost is actually an alias for Agnes Cully and she too is experiencing strange things happening to her body. Unsurprisingly she feels threatened by Peggy and tells her husband she wants her out of the equation — except he fails because let’s be real who can bring down Peggy? Thompson resurfaces, stirs things up, makes unnecessary comments and thankfully doesn’t make his stay in Los Angeles permanent.

Review | Analysis: I didn’t have many complaints about this series last year, and I don’t really have any this year, but the only thing I desperately wished for is that we’d keep the “supernatural” elements that are commonly present on S.H.I.E.L.D. far, far away. Strange but realistic gadgets are perfectly fine, but this zero matter shenanigans isn’t exactly my cup of tea. But oh well, I’d watch a lot more ridiculousness as long as Peggy Carter was the center of it. That said, tonight’s episode, though more plot heavy, set a lot of fantastic things for the future in motion and gave us what’s undoubtedly another inspirational life motto: “that’s why I trust my instincts. They’re more reliable than what I’m told to believe.”

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Agent Carter 1×08 “Valediction” Recap

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As always and unsurprisingly at this point, I’m left speechless over the beauty and grace of this series.

Episode Summary: After hearing about all the chaos that has erupted because of his doings, Howard Stark returns to come clean about everything. SSR agents accompanied by Howard and Jarvis attempt to put an end to Ivchenko’s and Dottie’s schemes.

Review | Analysis: I could not have been more pleased with the end of the first season.It did a great job of wrapping everything up in an elegantly scrambled bow andthat’s exactly what was necessary. When (hopefully) the series resumes for its second season, I’m looking forward to exploring both new and old elements because if there’s one thing we know about the Marvel universe, it’s that things aren’t always what they seem. Topped with wonderful performances by each cast member and exceptional cinematography – the episode receives a solid A+ from us.

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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 1×01 “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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