Agent Carter 2×08 & 2×09 ‘The Edge Of Mystery’ ‘A Little Song And Dance’: Hold on, let me get over the adrenaline rush

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Dear lord! I don’t even know what to talk about first! There’s the Ana and Jarvis drama, the Whitney and Jason drama, the Sousa and Samberly drama! It’s just too much, and I can’t believe how much Peggy Carter has to deal with since all the men she works with try to backstab her, or try to revenge kill people, or just try to date her in general. Hell, no wonder she dreams in Technicolor musicals. She’s so stressed that it’s probably her only way of coping!

I’m going to have to do this kind of chronologically, or I’m just going to get lost in my own thought process (which will probably happen anyway), so first up is ‘The Edge of Mystery.’ Oh hell naw, I could not deal with grief stricken Jarvis a moment longer, and while Ana coming back just when Jarvis was on the edge of despair was rather cliché, it worked in the situation, especially after listening to Jarvis’s promises that his wife knows he can’t keep.

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I love that Ana still keeps her humor throughout everything that she’s gone through, so even though it’s an unpopular opinion, I can kind of understand why he wouldn’t want to break the news about her being infertile. And yeah, I know that has been used before in the Marvel Universe with a less than stellar reception because it is seen a slight towards women, but honestly, the Jarvis’ would be the best parents and the fact that they can’t have children seems as if it would affect both of them awfully.

Now, onto my favorite topic of Whitney and the voices in her head: the fact that the zero matter didn’t choose her sucks! Well maybe not. I don’t know, I still feel really bad for Whitney, and this latest slight seems to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, and I admit that in the moment when Jason started lifting up off the ground, I felt so bad for the crazy woman because even matters outside our universe don’t accept her.

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And all this while, Peggy is just trying to save Jason with that dogged stubbornness that I so love about her. Even when he turned his back on her, and threatened to take her life, she still fought for him. Although Sousa did have a misguided point that she needed to disassociate herself with the situation, and make the tough sacrifices.

Which, if we shift over to the next episode ‘A Little Song and Dance’ is exactly what she’s about to do with Thompson, who literally cannot make up his mind as to what side he wants to be on!

But that wasn’t the most important part of this and the episode before it even if it is entertaining to see how slippery Jack can be in certain situations.

No, no, no, there were two, very important scenes that happened in this episode, and for the sake of space, I’m probably just going to focus on them.

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That song and dance number though! Oh my God! Not only did Angie come back, but we got to hear Daniel Sousa’s silky stylings for like a minute, and we got to hear a little bit of Peggy and Angie singing as well! I loved it. It was the breath of fresh air needed after the intensity of the episode before, and it unwittingly gave us an insight into Peggy’s mindset.

While she is passionate for what she does, and how hard she fights, she’s getting sick of it all the same.

It was a moment of escape for her just to think about what man she would rather spend the rest of her life with, something that she considered the center of her life before the SSR when things were simpler. She’s up against so much now. It’s her against Whitney, zero matter, Jason, Vernon, Jack, anyone and everyone who wants to do harm to others, so basically it’s Peggy against the world. So if she wants to dream about cute guys, and letting the biggest problem in her life be “which man is right for me?” Then good on ya, Peg.

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Which leads me into another pivotal scene of this wonderful episode. I never even considered how much of a difference there is between Peggy’s and Jarvis’s life until their fight in the desert. Peggy laid some truth down on Jarvis, who only saw their little adventures as something trivial that would be done and over with before tea and his nightly radio shows, while Peggy lives and breathes the work she’s in day in and day out, not to mention the plethora of sacrifices and people she lost along the way.

With all the drama of the gamma bomb, Jack’s quadruple crossing, Whitney trying to get her zero matter, and Jason letting that zero matter loose, what’s implanted in my head about this episode are those scenes that show Peggy and even Jarvis in a new light.

So while I would love another season of this show (who doesn’t), I would also like to see a happy Peggy who doesn’t just have to dream of a peaceful, less grief filled life, maybe she could live it too.

All in all, I wish I had more time and more words to say how much this show means to me, especially when it comes to the all-important secondary characters like Samberly and Rose, who made these episodes so fun and special, but I guess what little I have can suffice, so until next week’s season finale please don’t forget to tweet out your support for Agent Carter with the hashtag #RenewAgentCarter.

Marnie Azzarelli

Marnie Azzarelli

is your average everyday horror writer and TV watcher, who finds herself connecting on a deep level with mythical monsters, and serial killers. She lives in a fantasy world that Joss Whedon created where she goes through a minimum of four character arcs per season, and Spike and Leo Fitz fight for her hand in marriage. When not glued to her TV or laptop, she talks to her cats about life, and writes characters that (she hopes) are crazier than herself. Check out her writing blog in the hopes that she’ll post more than once a week.

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