Thursday, January 8, 2015

Marvel's Agent Carter - Bridge and Tunnel

While attempting to ignore the "Captain America Adventure Hour" and find a new place to live, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) continues to try and prove Howard Stark's (Dominic Cooper) innocence by tracking down a missing milk truck. Meanwhile Leviathan's agents, on orders form their magic typewriter (don't ask), also begin scouring the city for Leet Brannis (James Frain) and his supply of weapons like the one that destroyed the Roxxon facility. Finally discovering that they can trace the particles left over from the explosion, Carter's male counterparts (Chad Michael Murray, Kyle Bornheimer) begin investigating the Roxxon explosion uncovering one of Brannis' henchmen (James Urbaniak), with Carter's help of course.

Staying one-step ahead of the other agents, Peggy is able to find the explosives and Brannis although the explosive end to the adventure ends literally in a dead end. A piece of advice for Jarvis (James D'Arcy), however, forces Peggy to reconsider purposely distancing herself from others and agreeing to move in next door from Angie (Lyndsy Fonseca). Although somewhat successful, Peggy drops a few more clues in her latest adventure which we can assume (based on the rather unsubtle foreshadowing) may well lead even her dimwitted male colleagues to put two and two together before she's finished her mission.

The running gag of the radio show works well, even if it the number of times it's used feels a bit much. "Bridge and Tunnel" is an improvement over the show's pilot showcasing Peggy's strengths while taking time to remind us of even the best agents need a little help now and then. The threat of Peggy being discovered by the other agents appears to be a running theme over the show's eight episode run. But who will discover her secret first, Sousa (Enver Gjokaj), one of the other agents, or Angie? And what is Howard Stark's end game?

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