I was sick yesterday so this post is going to be short and sweet, much like the episode in question. I think the 2-hour premiere ruined it for me because I wanted more Peggy after it ended.
After a somewhat harsh opening scene where a girl gets kicked out of the Griffith Ladies’ Hotel for having a guy in her room (that Houdini speech was dramatic), Peggy is all business. She enlists Jarvis’ help to figure out the mystery of the stolen Stark technology. But before he can help, he’s taken down for questioning by Chad Michael Murray (I’m going to learn his name soon, promise). Jarvis is almost worn down by the mention of treason charges against him but Peggy saves the day as per usual, not without consequence. She gets a very stern reprimand from her boss Agent Whats-his-face (I’m very bad with names).
But enough about her S.S.R. job, it’s time to be a double agent again. Like any good detective, she goes back to the scene of the crime and re-traces the thief’s steps. Obviously she figures it out in no time, after Jarvis reveals the real reason he was charged with treason: he forges his superior officer’s signature on papers that would help his wife, who is Jewish, flee Budapest.
They find the weapons on a boat bearing the symbol Leet Brannis drew in the sand. If that does turn out to be Leviathan’s symbol, it’s not the most menacing one is it? A heart? Anyways, Jarvis calls it in after convincing Peggy it would not be a good idea to reveal her involvement with the case. After another great Peggy fight scene, they don’t have time to bring the hired muscle with them so the S.S.R. finds him when they get there. The suspect is about to reveal Peggy’s identity to her co-worker (the really annoying one) but of course, they both get shot by an unknown assassin.
After only three hours, this show is already racking up quite the body count, I must say. But with only six episodes left, they have to move at warp speed. Was it just me or did the assassin seem like a woman? My money’s on the new girl that just moved into the hotel at the beginning of the episode. Highlights for me were the fight scene, Peggy’s jumpsuit and her heart to heart with Angie at the end of the episode. I also felt a little bad for Souza who was told to he basically has no chance with Peggy since he’s no Captain America. I’m starting to ship them slightly.
There’s still plenty of time to catch up on Agent Carter since there’s no new episode next week. Do it!