Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1 Episode 3 Review: Time & Tide

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Things slowed down a bit in Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1 Episode 3 as this installment focused more on exposition rather than action as was the case in Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1 Episode 1. and Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1 Episode 2.

We only received one fight scene, but at least it was a good one. Peggy took down a "Hulk" of a man (see what I did there?) with the second of Howard Stark's recovered stolen weapons. This one was called a constrictor and with one touch it was able to break the bones in the guy's arm! Who's ready to trade in their tasers and pepper spray for one of those bad boys?

Jarvis Is In Trouble - Marvel's Agent Carter

There was also a little bit of character development as Peggy learned that Jarvis was once charged with treason. At first it seemed like she was going to let it go and we wouldn't find out why (at least not this week), but then she decided she needed to know in order to really trust him. Not only did we get a super sweet story of how Jarvis met his wife, but we also now know why he's so loyal to Stark.

Speaking of character development, Peggy is clearly struggling with her secret agent status outside of work. She desperately wants a friendship with Angie, but she pushes her away because she just doesn't know how to have a real connection with her knowing that she can't be completely truthful about her job. Luckily, Jarvis is there to help her accept that having relationships outside of work is possible:

I may not always be truthful with Anna, but I am always honest.

Jarvis

This statement may seem like a paradox, but thanks to Jarvis Peggy is able to bond with Angie by sharing her feelings over Agent Krzeminski's death. She may have had to leave out the details, but her emotions were honest. Poor Peggy has been surrounded by death lately. 

Personally, I won't miss Agent Krzeminski (I especially won't miss having to type out his name). He was rude, disrespectful, and was cheating on his wife. On top of that, he tried to shoot down sweet Agent Sousa's feelings for Peggy:

No girl is gonna trade in a red, white, and blue shield for an aluminum crutch.

Agent Krzeminski

Ouch, that's cold. Could Agent Sousa end up being the husband we learned about in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? With such a short run I would rather they stay away from any romance and focus on the mission and her platonic relationships. However, if the show were to return for multiple seasons I would absolutely want to learn the identity of her future husband. 

Peggy and Jarvis make a great team and they do an excellent job of playing off one another. When Peggy wants to do the right thing and call in the stolen weapons, Jarvis is quick to jump in as the voice of reason and explain that doing so would get her caught and blow the entire mission. She accepts a compromise and we're treated to a very funny attempt at an American accent from Jarvis. 

How did you guys feel about the more "low-key" installment?  There were no car chases, no shoot outs, no undercover disguises, and only one fight scene. I admit I missed the action of the first two, but the writing and acting was enough to keep me engaged. Episodes like this one are necessary for plot and character development, but here's hoping the next one picks up the pace again! 

Marvel's Agent Carter returns in two weeks, but in the meantime you can watch Marvel's Agent Carter online if you need to catch up!

Time & Tide Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.9 / 5.0 (41 Votes)

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Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

I haven't been in the back of a car in years.

Jarvis

Jarvis: What brings you here?
Peggy: My land lady gave me an idea.
Jarvis: Oh splendid, now if we can get an opinion from your butcher.