We’re back with another back-to-back Agent Carter episode recap, this time for “The Edge of Mystery” and “A Little Song and Dance.” As usual this is your Spoiler Warning… so heed it with care.
Okay Carterites… another week and another series of episodes that totally pull at the heartstrings. I have to say I’m still reeling from watching them so I may be a little all over the place (but then again, when am I not)!
This week we had another back to back episode of Agent Carter… and with a little tear in my eye it looks like next week is the last episode! Cry!! If you want to cry with my I totally understand… I’ll give you a moment with your grief.
Okay, you good now? Awesome! So let’s talk about that backstabbing, two timing Thompson; I wish someone would just kick his butt. Seriously what is up with him? I know he’s only looking out for himself, and in all honesty I’m glad that Peggy knows this, too. I hate when main characters are oblivious to snakes in their midst.
“The Edge of Mystery”
“The Edge of Mystery” was an apt name for this episode, but I’m so glad that they had Anna wake up fairly early on. We got to see a whole new side of Jarvis (one that’s a little unhinged) and even Peggy (who was tired of putting up with crap). We also got to experience the good and bad of Wilkes. I was saddened when Wilkes decided to choose Whitney’s side in order to better himself. I get it, it’s a matter of personal urgency, but saving your own skin by giving a murderous psychopath a bunch of Uranium is pushing it a little far. When they finally got the Uranium into the desert I was a little surprised that Wilkes was the one sucked into the abyss… I was waiting for something more with Whitney, but I guess it found her wanting.
While this was happening, Thompson was going back and forth from looking to destroy Peggy to thinking about how the file may be faked, and then back to wanting to help Peggy. I think if I was Peggy I may not have been so lenient in allowing him to come along, but then again he can have his uses.
Okay, elephant in the room… was anyone else insanely pissed with Jarvis in the first episode when he didn’t tell Anna about the complications in saving her life?? Anyone?? I know now, after watching both episodes, that he remedies it and tells her in the end… but what a jerk. And then having the audacity to try to go (against plans) and kill Ms. Frost… which is a total suicide mission, which he also knows, or he wouldn’t have given Rose the package of stuff to take care of Anna.
I’m glad though, all in all, that we finally had some sort of word from Stark. I hate that he just disappeared and then never returned. I know it takes time to do this sort of scientific work, but seriously. I’m kinda hoping he’s in the last episode at least.
So we end the first episode with Peggy and Jarvis captured by Whitney; Wilkes transforming (or something) with the amount of Zero Matter in him; and Sousa, Thompson and Samberly left alone in the middle of nowhere with a Gamma weapon (that luckily closed the rift), but is pretty much useless now.
“A Little Song and Dance”
The second episode “A Little Song and Dance” starts with just that: it’s black and white and Peggy has a brief heart to heart with her brother, who says “you did what you wanted to do.” Then it goes into a song and dance number about how what she is going to do is up to her, and her choice. I loved it! I loved that there were cameos from Angie, Dottie, and even Jarvis. I smiled at Dottie’s comment: “What Peggy? I’ll always be in your head!” I love that Jarvis tells her to wake up and then Rose says she’s not what the agency is looking for and actually punches her… and that’s when she wakes up to realize she’s in the back of a moving truck with Jarvis.
There was a wonderful heart to heart moment between Jarvis and Peggy once they escaped. Jarvis is in pain from the incident with Anna and her lack of being able to have a child, and Peggy’s got mounting frustration and sorrow for all those around her seeming to die. I totally got Jarvis taking his stress and worry out on Peggy, but I equally loved that Peggy managed to state in a straight forward manner that this is Jarvis’ lark… where as for her it’s a lot more real.
“You have begged me to bring you on my adventures since I arrived in Los Angeles,” Peggy said. “And that’s what they are to you: larks, an enjoyable way to spend the evening. And then you go home to another man’s mansion, listening to your radio shows, blissful in your self-imposed ignorance. And when there is a consequence—horrid, ugly consequence—you blame me for the choices that you have made. Yes, Mr. Jarvis, there is a cost. One that I have paid for a hundred times over. Your wife will survive. You can go on in your life knowing nothing of loss. Lucky you.” ABC Studios
That he can go on with his life as normal and she does not have that… which led to the best, most open conversation in a while. Seriously, I’m glad Jarvis finally talked to someone about Anna… pain is sometimes easier when shared.
In the meantime, the three men on the hillside manage to convince some of Vernon’s goons that they shouldn’t be killed and instead brought back to the SSR. Vernon was not too pleased about that, but in the end decided to switch sides and take out Ms. Frost.
One of the best scenes in the whole episode (maybe series) is having Peggy storm into the SSR and straight to Vernon’s office. I loved that he seems smug until she starts pummeling the shit out of him! OMG I laughed so hard… this was a very cathartic moment, I wish I was Peggy right then… I know that Sousa and Thompson stopped her, but just the idea that Vernon was so taken off guard and obviously not as well-trained as Peggy was awesome!!
As the plans unfold, we know that Thompson is still up to something. He’s totally playing (we hope) both Ms. Frost and Masters… and we aren’t disappointed. Turning the Gamma Gun into a bomb to kill off the Zero Matter is actually a really smart move. I understand Peggy’s and Sousa’s concern for Wilkes, but really it is the smartest strategy (and I hate that I agree with Thompson). In the end we have Thompson, Peggy and Sousa arguing… and Wilkes, who Peggy encountered before he tricked her and locked her out of the facility, about to explode Zero Matter all over Whitney Frost and Vernon Masters.
Oh my gosh was a cliffhanger. I was sitting there telling my TV that I need to know what happens. That’s one thing with watching shows as they air… I forget about the suspense that you have to live with until next week.
So what do you think will happen? Will they blow the bomb? Are Wilkes and Ms. Frost going to figure a way out of this alive? Will Peggy finally have her way with Thompson and beat him bloody like Vernon (I don’t have much hope for that, I think it’s a pipe dream)?
Either way, I have my DVR set for next week’s Agent Carter finale!