Sometimes you have to put faith in people to get the job done.
The adventures continued for Peggy Carter in Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 6 and Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 7 as Peggy called on the help of Dottie Underwood to help with an important undercover mission in their fight against Whitney Frost.
The unlikely (and uneasy) alliance between the ladies was easily the highlight of the two-hour event, but there were lots of other twists and turns to discuss!
Daniel and Peggy almost kissed, Jason got his body back temporarily (and took the opportunity to plant one on Peggy,) Whitney decimated nearly the entire council, and then made the fight personal by shooting Jarvis' wife, Ana!
While Ana's life hangs in the balance, join TV Fanatics Jim Garner, Kathleen Wiedel, and Christine Laskodi as they discuss the latest installments of Marvel's Agent Carter!
What was your favorite moment from the 2 hour event?
Jim: I loved the taser net Peggy/Daniel used on Dottie. The show doesn't do "slapstick" very often (if ever) but the little "jig" that Dottie did while being shocked had me laughing, follow that with Peggy giving her a second jolt, and I was in stitches.
Kathleen: Less slapstick and more serious, I liked Jarvis giving Thompson some very sound advice; maybe Thompson will eventually take his head out of you-know-where and actually pay attention to it. Eventually. Before it's too late.
Christine: While my knee-jerk reaction is to say it was Peggy and Daniel in the van, after some thought, I think it was Peggy's talk with Jarvis in the car. It's the first time she's been really frank about what's happening with both of the men who are courting her, and Jarvis was the perfect sounding board for that talk. Additionally, when Jarvis complemented her, I wanted to just cry. Their friendship is just incredible.
What did you think of Peggy's plan to use Dottie against Whitney?
Jim: Insane, reckless, and just a touch brilliant. Only thing I though Peggy should have done was given Dottie a little more warning about who she was up against. It's kind of bad form to send an assassin against a super villain without a little warning.
Kathleen: I love Jim's description! Plus, it was just awesome having Peggy and Dottie join forces against Whitney. The three of them are just such strong, interesting, complex, unique characters, each in their own way.
Christine: I LOVED it. I love Dottie, in general. She's such a great villain, but one we're already so connected to that she's almost an anti-hero at this point in the game. Peggy has a certain amount of trust in Dottie to even consider it, but not enough trust to send her in alone.
There's such a great respect between the two women, as well. But of course, Dottie was not sticking to the plan. Jarvis never should have let her out of his sight, even to distract Jack.
Is Thompson a good guy or a bad guy?
Jim: I thought he was a good guy, but given that he gave Dottie over to Whitney and Masters and "lost" evidence for Masters, I'm not so sure anymore. I hope he comes around soon, but at the same time, we know Hydra was worming its way into SHIELD for decades, maybe Thompson is one of the first.
Kathleen: I think Thompson really, really wants to be the good guy, but he's getting deeper and deeper into this sinkhole and there's no way out. I'm starting to wonder whether the "redemption equals death" trope will come into play at some point...
Christine: Jack is a frustrating character for me. During Marvel's Agent Carter Season 1 he had this great story arc and showed a lot of growth. This season, he's been used sparsely, and when he is used, it's like they're completely backpedaling on everything they did with him prior.
I really want him to be a good guy, and for him to ultimately help Peggy and Daniel, because of what they've been through together, but his opportunistic side may end up taking over.
If you were in Peggy's shoes, would you choose Daniel or Jason?
Jim: I would stun the world and pick Violet... Oh wait, right 40s. It's hard to pick, they are very different men and both have great qualities. Jason is clearly brilliant and Daniel always has her back.
Kathleen: For me? Daniel. Not that Jason seems like a bad guy, he just comes across as trying too hard. Maybe also because we know Daniel as a character much better than Jason. And I really like Enver Gjokaj as an actor, and Daniel as a character.
Christine: There's something really appealing about Jason, I must say, but he's also only been a regular person for such a brief moment. I want great things to happen to him, but the history between Peggy and Daniel is way to immense for anyone new to get between them.
Theirs is the story that's been subtlety been progressing over the last two seasons, and I want payoff for that.
Will Dottie ever end up helping the SSR again after this?
Jim: As they say "never say never". If Black Widow can be recruited/reformed into being a SHIELD Agent, I suspect Dottie could be recruited into the SSR under the right circumstances. Just imagine Season 3 with Dottie/Carter working together, the banter alone would be priceless!
Kathleen: I find myself really liking Jim's idea! The snark contest would be totally amazing. Plus, it would set the stage for Natasha Romanoff in later years.
Christine: I think she'd help Peggy again. As long as there's something in it for her.
Do you think Ana is dead?
Jim: I really hope not. Ana and Jarvis are sooo cute together.
Kathleen: Please, no! I absolutely love Ana and Jarvis together, and it would be just heartbreaking for her to die.
Christine: Oh goodness, I hope not. I was so surprised by Whitney shooting Ana! If she died, it would be the biggest tragedy to ever happen on the show. A worse tragedy than not having Angie on this season.
How will Ana's being shot affect Jarvis going forward?
Jim: I think "Timid Jarvis" is going to be missing for a while. In his place "Angry/Vengeful Jarvis" is going to be kicking butt and taking names.
Kathleen: Jarvis received a bitter lesson, to be sure, about the perils of adventuring. They might be a thrill, an adrenaline rush, a lark, but the danger is very real not only for yourself but for your loved ones, as well. I hope that this doesn't break poor Jarvis; that would be too sad for words. And the "Angry/Vengeful Jarvis" that Jim describes would be awesome.
Christine: I think Jarvis will definitely be out for revenge, and while he's well trained to a degree, he's not at all smart or strong enough to take on Whitney in a rogue state. Or thinking a different way, he may decide that having “adventures” isn't worth the risk to his family anymore.