Peggy and Sousa get some help from a familiar face as Howard Stark makes his return
EW was so excited about Agent Carter that two staffers — Gina McIntyre and Andrea Towers — decided to recap Peggy’s L.A. adventures together. Below, a discussion about tonight’s episode.
ANDREA TOWERS: So, one of the things I love about Agent Carter is that it moves pretty quickly, partially because it has a lot of story to tell in a short time and partially because there’s so much going on there really can’t be much filler. We cut right to the chase with so many things in this episode: The true properties of zero matter, how Thompson’s efforts to hold on to a leadership role could impact Peggy, what that mysterious Council of Nine is up to — and perhaps most importantly, Wilkes’ fate (yes, he’s back, but whether he’ll be able to regain corporeal form is another question). And I like how we’re seeing the relevant themes of the time period threaded through the show, with Whitney’s acting career in peril from ageism and Wilkes experiencing continued prejudice because of his race.
GINA MCINTYRE: Yes, poor Wilkes. I am betting that he regains physical form by the season’s end, and I’m also willing to bet that he’ll be able to outrun the allegations that he’s been spying for the Soviets, with assistance from Peggy and Jarvis, of course — though it’s not going to be easy, given the degree of evidence that’s been planted at his home. I do love that Jarvis appears so eager to take on a more active role in Peggy’s mission, but I was sad not to see more of his domestic side — namely Ana! She needs LOTS of screen time. Still, no complaints…
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ANDREA: Here’s to hoping we get more of Ana Jarvis in the next few episodes! Besides, if Peggy’s going to be having all these feelings for Wilkes, she needs a girl who knows when to give her whiskey. This is probably hugely far-fetched, but I’m going to throw a theory out there anyway because why not: Howard’s line about potentially losing Jarvis as a butler, what with him taking such an interest in Peggy’s cases, combined with the introduction of zero matter, makes me wonder if this is how we’re going to get the Jarvis as we know him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Could the show be setting up something where Jarvis gets “absorbed” like Wilkes was and that’s why he loses physical form? I could be way off the mark, but I’m not going to lie and say my brain went there.
GINA: That’s definitely an interesting theory. I would point out, though, that Tony has said he has many fond childhood memories of Jarvis, and since young Tony is not yet part of the equation, I’m not entirely 100 percent certain that Jarvis will find his way into the great zero matter plane beyond. Then again, comics, which means anything can happen.
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