Agent Carter 2×10 ‘Hollywood Ending’: An (almost) happy ending

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Peggy was beautiful. Jarvis was beautiful. Howard was beautiful. Ana was beautiful. Jason was beautiful. Samberly was beautiful. Rose was beautiful. Joseph was beautiful. Everyone and everything was beautiful about this episode.

Well besides Whitney. Obviously she has been beautiful throughout this season, but with all that zero matter in her, she lost herself. Just like that little girl who tried desperately to lose herself and ended up in Hollywood. Ultimately I do feel bad for Whitney. Of course everything she did was all on her, and since she now is having hallucinations about her dead husband, I think she finally understands that as well.

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I don’t see the whole situation as things fell apart for her because she wanted to step away from her prescribed role in life, and that she should have just stayed where she was if she wanted to be happy. No, I see it as more of a warning against telling a woman that only one aspect of her life (i.e. her beauty) was the most important thing about her without letting her explore the other parts of her life and the world she interacted with.

She was begging for power not just because she wanted all of it, but because she wanted to find her way to freedom, but because she didn’t exactly know how to go about it as she’s never had power before, it almost killed her and left her broken. So if your daughter likes science and math, let her freaking like science and math!

Also, if your strong, little daughter, who’s been a fighter for most of her life, wants to fall in love and be happy, LET HER FALL IN LOVE AND BE HAPPY. I was so, so happy about that kiss, and it wasn’t just because I’ve been crushing on those two together since episode one, but because Peggy found her happiness. Since the war, and especially since Steve, Peggy hasn’t stopped running from a life she left behind when she took off that wedding dress.

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I honestly don’t agree that Peggy was better off without a love Interest. Just because she kicks butt, is incredibly intelligent, and one of the most logical and morally upright characters ever created doesn’t mean that she lacks emotions or needs, and dammit it all she just deserved a love interest who wasn’t disappearing, or frozen!

And again, the parallels are so astounding between Whitney and Peggy that I can’t help but think about those flashbacks we got to see in the episode ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ and how those early years shaped them for this last episode.

And God was it a fantastic episode. Howard and Jarvis were in their prime last night. From Jarvis running over Whitney, to Howard worrying about his mustard, to Howard shooting golf balls into a dimension rift while Jarvis gave him tips, and to Howard thinking naughty things about Peggy while grabbing her from behind. These two are absolutely fantastic both alone and especially together. I could write an entire thesis about Jarvis’s character arc this season, and how brave and awesome he is. And don’t even get me started about Howard, who will probably never change, and who I would never want to change.

Along with Samberly, Rose, Ana, and even Joseph Manfreddi whose character development in these last few episodes absolutely astounded me, I need them all to be in the next season and to be just as wonderful as they were in this season.

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Also, I need another season because Jack got shot for some redacted files, and since Jack seemed to be turning a new leaf, I am extremely upset about this.

All in all, this finale did not disappoint because it was lovely. While dark, and soul crushing season finales are great and all, a happy (ish) ending straight out of a 40s musical is just as wonderful if not more so because I was able to happily sleep last night instead of obsessively scroll through Tumblr to see if everyone else was just as upset as I was. But thank you Agent Carter because you are so much more than a mid-season placeholder, and if this season didn’t prove that, then I don’t know what will.

Just because the season is over doesn’t mean we should stop fighting. To keep this show going please use the hashtag #RenewAgentCarter to show your love and support!

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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