Marvel’s Agent Carter 1×07 ‘SNAFU’: Sousa sure knows how to use that crutch

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Dottie, or whatever her real name is, did knock him down, but that was still pretty cool. You go, Sousa!

I’m honestly trying to distract myself from the last ten minutes of this episode by only focusing on the first thirty, so let’s just stay there. I want to be in a happy (yet intense) place for a bit.

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Not a lot truly happened in this episode compared to others, but what did happen was extremely emotional. That interrogation scene was so hard to watch. I didn’t like at all how hurt and angry Sousa was towards Peggy. Even Thompson made me sad because he knew Peggy wasn’t a bad person, but without any evidence, it didn’t look good. Add in the fact that while Jarvis had good intentions (and a super cool entrance), they didn’t turn out well (a fake signed confession saying that Peggy was one of Howard’s ‘girls,’ how dare you!) which really effed things up for a bit, but gave Carter the chance to see what the Doctor was doing.

I did love that when Peggy told the truth (especially about Steve’s blood), and they still didn’t believe she pulled off an entire investigation under their noses; she went over the fact that the SSR barely treated her better than the furniture. I LOVED that, and not just because it was a long time coming for her to stand up for herself, but it also paralleled herself pretty with Dottie and the other girls like her.

In the Russian camp, they train pretty little girls to be assassins because no one would ever think that a woman could be strong, quick, or even have the intelligence to take down an entire operation. Oh, geez, I wonder who that sounds like?

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Of course, Agent Carter didn’t go through the extremes the Russian girls did, and she always tries to the right thing, but the parallel is there. I’m just happy that Carter got to finally say what she has done for Howard Stark and the SSR (and for Steve), and that they finally believed her.

Okay, so I don’t think I can avoid it any longer no matter how much it hurts. Poor Agent Dooley. He wasn’t the nicest to Carter, and he might have looked and sounded like a brute, but he has proven himself to be a courageous man. I know I talked about how Thompson turned the tables on his usually stereotyped character a couple episodes ago, but Dooley blew that even further out of the water.

In this episode he wasn’t just the gruff, misogynistic chief with wife issues, we got to see deeper than that. Yes, Dooley fought for his country (by any means), but the only thing he wanted more than anything was to have his family back.

When I thought he went home, I was at once nervous because I didn’t know what the doctor was going to make him do after he reconciled with his wife (remember Agent Yauch and his bourbon?), but it was even sadder than I realized.

Damn, Howard Stark and his violent creations! Like Jarvis, the man has good intentions, but his experiments are wildly uncontrollable. Well, except for the one.

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Oh, and Leviathan is terrifying, and that ending was rough. Just wait until Jarvis sees what Howard’s invention did this time. Wait until Howard sees what one of his inventions did this time.

All in all, the feels are real and they are everywhere. I’m so sad that next week is going to be the season finale, but I’m sure it’s going to be one hell of a pulse-pounder. I’m so nervous and excited.

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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