Saying “Better Angels” is the best episode yet of Agent Carter‘s Season 2 is a bit of a stretch, considering that we’re only three episodes into the season, but it’s certainly the most interesting episode thus far. There’s already a lot more chemistry between our characters than there was at the start of Season 1, where Peggy seemed constantly surrounded by a crowd of boring, white male faces, and “Better Angels” continues an intriguing journey for our newer characters.
I’m trying to collect myself enough to review Agent Carter’s finale, but that’s a really hard endeavor. Never before have I loved a show as much as I love Agent Carter. Since the very first episode, it has been consistently well written and progressive. Its only real downside is that it lacks representation for people of color and LGBTQ+ people. Nevertheless, Agent Carter has been phenomenal with the issues it does cover—misogyny, physical and mental disabilities—all the while telling a damn good story with some great compelling characters.
Well, Agent Carter is finally back after a two week break, and right now, I’m so in love with both the story and Peggy that I’m not even sure I can bring myself to criticize any of its faults. Of course, that’s if it has faults. My love may have blinded me to them. Regardless, there was nothing about this episode that I hated. I have loved every minute of Agent Carter since it first aired, and I can only hope to keep loving it as the story progresses.
This week we had yet another amazing episode. Howard Stark comes back to town, Peggy’s coworkers continue to be assholes, Howard Stark is an asshole, and Peggy’s landlord is also a pretty reprehensible person. The SSR discovers a conspiracy theory in the works involving Howard, Peggy’s new neighbor is doing mysterious things, and Stan Lee shows up to make a cameo appearance. All in all, it was a great episode.
The omnipotent god of the Marvel Universe, everyone.
So we’ve been pretty excited about ABC’s new miniseries, Agent Carter, for a while. Even though there wasn’t much information on it, we kept seeing delightful tweets about what Hayley Atwell was getting up to on set. Soon it could reasonably be inferred that basically, Peggy Carter was going to have a lot of scenes where she kicked someone’s ass. And now, we’ve finally gotten our first look at the trailer for Agent Carter.