Hello fellow Agent Carter Fans!
Welcome back to what you may have expected to be a SHIELD review! Since Agents of SHIELD is on hiatus until March (MARCH YOU SAY?!), Agent Carter has taken it’s place! In this short review, there will be MAJOR SPOILERS, so be warned!
5 FAVOURITES OF AGENT CARTER 2×01/2×02
Before I begin, can I just say how much I absolutely ADORE Peggy? She is one of the founding members of SHIELD, tough as nails, witty, and all around badass. I’ve always been fond of Peggy and find myself liking her more every episode. During this past weeks episode, there were some kickass moments, some tender moments, some HILARIOUS moments (usually Jarvis related) and some mysteries that will carry us through the season.
Some of my fav parts of the episode were:
1) The Fight between Dottie and Peggy
Ok, so I know the fight itself was within the first 5 minutes of the show and was only wrapping up last season’s loose ends, but STILL. It. Was. Epic. Peggy is a beast when it comes to a fight. Dottie has been trained through the Black Widow program and fights on a different level than Peggy and is technically a much more proficient fighter. Peggy, however, fights with brute force. She’ll hit you with anything within arms reach. A stapler? Awesome! She’s smashing you over the head with it. A brick? Great! She’ll throw it at your face like Ellie from the “Last of Us.” Peggy is a tank and it’s made very clear that she’ll hit you with everything she’s got, and won’t hold back. It’s not graceful fighting in the slightest sense, but it’s effective. Like when she KO’d Dottie by whipping her in the face with a sack of coins. THAT’S GOTTA HURT.
2) The Faux Fight between Peggy and Jarvis
Peggy is delighted and somewhat horrified by Jarvis’ workout attire, which is quite form fitting. Jarvis however, seems not bothered in the slightest and instead challenges her to a fight. Peggy is coerced into sparring with him and quickly has him on his back. SURPRISINGLY though, it seems Jarvis has trained quite intensely, as he quickly recovers, knocks Peggy off her feet, and lands on top of her, not two inches between their faces. Peggy/Jarvis shippers momentarily screamed (HE’S MARRIED GUYS!!!), until Ana (Mrs. Jarvis) shows up, unbothered by their proximity (SHE’S AWESOME GUYS), mocks Jarvis’ fighting skills and proceeds to just generally be awesome. This scene is so important towards solidifying not only the type of relationship Peggy and Jarvis have (strictly friends and work partners), but also helps form Ana as well. In most ways, Ana is the complete opposite of Jarvis’ calm and quiet persona. In my opinion, they complement each other wonderfully, and it’s clear how much they care about each other. She seems to know a lot about Peggy already and truly seems to care about her wellbeing. She’s also extremely confident in her relationship with Jarvis and seems completely unaffected by the relationship Peggy and Jarvis share. It’s quite refreshing to see a female character that isn’t riddled with anxiety over her man and one of his female friends.
3) Jason Wilkes
Jason Wilkes is a new character in Agent Carter and I already fell in love with him by the end of the episode. Jason is an African-American man (the only reason I even bring this up is because the show is set in the 40’s and the world was a radically different place than it is now….Needless to say, there is racism in this episode.) who is a scientist linked to all the weird happenings that are taking place. He’s an extremely likeable character who put himself through school to become the man he is today. Long story short, Jason really likes Peggy, like REALLY likes her. And he isn’t afraid to show it. Sousa is always a character that I shipped with Peggy, but was starting to take a back seat during this episode, because Jason is so awesome. Even when he encountered some racist setbacks he seemed generally unbothered by it, while Peggy was ready to smash a guy’s face in. Jason was quickly on his way to becoming one of my favourite Carter characters, but unfortunately he was sucked up by the monolith-like thing at the end of the episode. I truly believe that isn’t the last of him. At least I hope it’s not, *crosses fingers* Please come back Jason, I LOVE YOU.
4) Sousa & Violet
Violet is Sousa’s new girlfriend in L.A. and is adorable. Actually. When I found out that Sousa had a new girlfriend that wasn’t Peggy, I was pretty darn upset. There was a fair bit between them last season, so it was dissapointing to not have them together. I was prepared to hate the new girl. Well that didn’t happen for even one second, because Violet is the sweetest lady to ever walk the earth (and Agent Carter actual knows how to write likable female characters). Sousa couldn’t have picked a nicer, kinder, more compassionate person to be with. And even though Peggy has deep feelings to Sousa, she gets along quire well with Violet, and is happy that Sousa has a shot at happiness. Gotta say though, I feel bad for Peg. She lost Cap, whom is like a God among men, finally was ready to start something with Sousa…just when he has a girlfriend, and was really interested in Jason…until he gets sucked up by a science experiment. It’s bad luck and I truly feel for her.
5) Zero Matter
Zero Matter, you say? The Agents of SHIELD monolith-thing? Who knows exactly, but this particular science experiment smells strangely of….oh Doctor Strange you say? See what I did there? I made a funny. 😛 But in all seriousness, this does seem to open the storyline for Doctor Strange before the movies even touch it, but we don’t have enough solid information yet. I however, am fully invested in finding out exactly what Zero Matter is…and getting Jason back! We’ll just have to wait to find out!
Ciao for now,