Last night’s episode of AGENT CARTER was the best one yet.
With only an eight episode season, AGENT CARTER has managed to tell more story than most shows could hope to do within three seasons.
“Snafu” picked up where last week’s episode left off – with Peggy in custody at the SSR for questioning. As she tries to explain what is going on, she finds herself dealing with hard-headed SSR agents that don’t want to hear a bit of what she has to say. It isn’t until Jarvis comes to the “rescue” that things start to make a turn around. Watching the chemistry between Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and Edwin (James D’Arcy), especially in this episode, was delightful. They are easily the best duo on television right now.
What I loved about this episode was that we got to see more of these characters – other sides to them. We got to see Jarvis’ other skills, Dooley’s humanity, Thompson & Sousa’s ability to admit they believed Peggy when they were determined to undermine her the rest of the episode. These characters, that could have easily been two dimensional given the limited amount of time this show has had, have managed to become human, to become relatable, and I love that.
I went from hating most of the male characters – I appreciate the fact that the show has focused on sexism back in the 40’s, but it still doesn’t make it easy to watch – to actually feeling sympathy for most of them. Even Dooley.
In a time when female led comic book properties are still considered a rarity, I think it is safe to say that AGENT CARTER is exactly what we need. It is a well-written show with rounded out characters and a story that is important to the MCU, but also manages to stand on its own.