I don’t know if ABC is just rushing through this season so Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D can start again, but I was honestly shocked when last night became a two hour event, which we also have for next week! Anyway, no matter how rushed it was, so many great things happened in these two episodes!
And so many not so great things. Like Ana Jarvis getting shot for instance. I knew something fishy was going on when Ana was introduced back into the series by fretting her mind off over Jarvis and his dangerous plans.
Which she really shouldn’t have worried about because the most dangerous things that happened to him in the last two episodes was that he mixed up Barbara Stanwyck’s measurements for Carol Lombard’s, and overheard a heated, almost romantic, conversation between Peggy and Daniel through his glasses.
But because this show enjoys being clever and hurting my heart, while Jarvis willingly told a goon that he was a distraction, him and Peggy ended up being the actual distraction for a mad as hell Whitney who didn’t want to be a monster for shooting Ana by freaking shooting Ana.
Speaking of Whitney. Girl, dear God. You have officially become the supervillain, and like a good supervillain (and or most Marvel supervillains) you believe that what you’re doing is justified. Again, the parallels between her and Peggy are astounding, but of course Whitney can’t see that the woman who is shaping into her arch-nemises is already considered a powerful woman by most of her peers.
Which I know isn’t exactly what Whitney wants as it seems like her plans went from breaking the glass ceiling to breaking the entire world, but Whitney doesn’t seem to understand that not everyone has to see how powerful she is by subjugating them to her will.
Not that the scene where she murdered a bunch of white dudes wasn’t cool and all….
But still, subtlety, Whitney, subtlety.
That leads me to another lady we got to focus on tonight: Dottie. God, the Black Widow parallels were so strong that she was even wearing Black Widow’s colors to the party. And every time I hear about the Red Room I swear my heart just breaks a little more.
I do kind of hope that Dottie doesn’t end up like a traditional supervillain like Whitney, who will probably not make it to the end of the season. I kind of hope she’ll be more Loki like, which isn’t beyond the realm of possibility because the way Peggy and Dottie bicker with each other reminds me a whole lot like how the Asgardian brothers go at it, and it makes me all warm inside.
I would have been warmer though if Daniel and Peggy actually freaking kissed! Although they did decide that they were going to have a “talk” but with danger literally around every corner, and Vernon taking over the SSR after getting the crap beat out of Danial, I don’t think that talk will be happening any time soon.
I did love the talk between Jarvis and Peggy though because their relationship has and always will be my favorite thing about this show. They are, for lack of a better term, #friendgoals to a T, and while Jarvis explaining his reasons why Peggy would fall for both guys was funny, it was really a great moment between the two.
And we honestly needed that tender moment since everything decided to go to hell right after that scene.
All in all, I love having two episodes of Agent Carter per week, but I really wish we didn’t have to rush this season, especially since we don’t know if we’ll see it again next year.