Hello Carterites! Another PVR’s Agent Carter week. I have to say I was quite happy to catch up on this week’s episode because there were just so many awesome moments!!
Let’s start off with saying, OMG isn’t Rose absolutely amazing?! There is something magical about the Agent Carter writers where they seem to know how to write the women to be smarter, more competent and seriously awesome. Now don’t get me wrong, there are quite a few strong-willed men within this franchise but the women totally bring it to another level. I love Rose! I especially love that Peggy can totally see just how capable she is at handling herself and has no second thoughts in adding her to the field agents. What I think is awesome is that Rose knows her worth just as well as Peggy does. She doesn’t wallow, she doesn’t whine, and most of all, she doesn’t fall into the completely ridiculous stereotype of a woman of any size being down on herself or anything! She is absolutely capable and beautiful and totally knows how to get her way if she wants it!
This whole episode was an interesting foray into the caper genre… “let’s go steal shit” seemed to be the motto! First, you have Peggy and Jarvis attempting to steal the body of Jane before Chadwick and Frost, so that Wilkes can figure out why he is absorbing the Zero Matter. Of course they didn’t succeed since Frost was able to walk through the front door and Peggy and Jarvis were tromping through the ventilation system.
As a side note, I love how all these old buildings seem to have ventilation systems big enough for a person to crawl in and there were no bugs or spiders anywhere! Also I loved the little quip when Peggy asks Jarvis if he was coming, “Isn’t that why you wore your recreational tie?”. Seriously, who has recreational ties?? Obviously Jarvis.
I’m also loving the addition of Samberly. Heck, who wouldn’t want to play with a memory inhibitor?? I don’t think I laughed so hard as her continuously zapping Jones, and him seeming to be so on point with the inappropriate remarks every time he saw her. I think I could have watched another few minutes of this! Especially when she was fumbling with his belt stating “You’re saving the world, you’re saving the world, you’re saving the world…” and then she zapped him 2 more times. What finished it off even better was him getting up and his secretary asking Jones if he had a nice lunch, he then looked down and stated “I must have”. I think I could have died right there of laughter!
The next moment that totally made me squee (yes, that’s a good thing) is when they all started doing the “Hero’s Walk”. Oh my, the tripping, the fact that only Peggy really looked cool, and then they didn’t even know where the car was! It was amazing.
Then they go and steal the Uranium and of course things never go as plan. Jarvis has to steal the bomb components instead of Sousa, who is locked out, the inner component is very delicate “and nothing like making a souffle”, Samberly locks the wrong door, and Rose knows just what to say to get him on track. Heck, both the girls went and kicked butt while the boys fiddled with the bomb and the electronics. Of course it ended rather poorly with Peggy getting impaled on rebar, resulting in Violet (after fixing Peggy up because it just happened to miss everything important) realizing that Sousa truly loved Peggy and that she’s not his number 1 (sad for just before Valentine’s day) so I’m pretty sure the wedding is off. I was kind of hoping for more from Violet; I’ll be a little upset if this is the last we see from her.
Okay, I know there were a whole bunch of serious-er parts… The mob boss’ deal with Frost and Chadwick. Chadwick not really wanting to have anything to do with Frost’s insane plans and trying to make a “Candle Men” meeting in order to discuss it. (Does anyone else think she’s going to kill him?? Me! Me! I DO!) But none has as much impact as the sad moment at the end where Wilkes disappears while talking to Peggy about dancing to his favourite song.
So what did you think?? I thought it was a rather funny episode despite the few sour grapes, but then if we didn’t have grapes we wouldn’t have wine!