Agent Carter S2 Ep. 3 Better Angels Review
Directed By: David Platt
Staring: Haley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, Reggie Austin
Synopsis: Peggy’s pursuit of the truth about Zero Matter places her on a collision course with her superiors.
A Brief Recap
Episode 3 delved deeper into the mystery of Jason Wilkes and the secrets that Isodyne Energy is hiding. Peggy realized that thinks were floating around her so Howard designed a spray that could visualize any form of matter. To my surprise the matter around Peggy was Jason Wilkes who had been transformed into some sort of matter that has no mass. Howard believes he can cure Jason so they stayed up all night working on a solution, to which Howard has to take a trip to Peru to get some information from a friend down there. At the same time Peggy does some investigative work with the help of Howard to get into an all male club where she finds a secret room and evidence that there is an organization that is controlling things in the city.
Jack is the Worse
Thompson is one of the easiest characters to dislike on television. He is sexist, racist, a lier and a terrible at his job. He is the classic failing up person. He lied about his action in war which lead to him getting this position, he took credit for Peggy’s work last year and now he is getting played by this guy who he thinks well help him move up and at the same time not listing to Peggy again and ruining their investigation. He even tries to send Peggy back to NY because his White Male Privilege thinks he knows best at all times. It was so good when Peggy called him out on his bullshit and told him off in front of Daniel. Everything Peggy said was correct which is why Jack had no comeback. However, the show tried to leave us with a glimmer of hope at the end of the episode where he goes to that secret club and meets with the leaders of the fake Hellfire club lol and he sees the newspaper that Peggy told them was there and it looks like he was starting to have second thoughts. I do however appreciate this show for putting this character on television because he is a classic personality that still is very prevalent today. I love how the show portrays him to the audience as a terrible person and terrible at his job however the people in charge ignore that because of his privilege and stature. These people exist today and their are a lot of women who have to deal with the same things Peggy is dealing with and hopefully Jack will either change or get what he deserves.
Whitney Frost a.k.a Madame Masque
Whitney Frost is such an intriguing character because we all know that in the comics she is Madame Masque where she is a villain sometimes but not always evil. On Agent Carter she comes off as evil but they continue to throw things in to make you think that she may change. We find out that her real name is Agnes Cully and she is one of the smartest people in the world and she is basically the brains behind her husbands energy company. However because its the 1940’s she can’t be in charge so she doubles as a movie starlet and has to play the dumb blonde. Now we see her with the Zero Matter inside her and she had an incident where she essentially killed her manager with it presumedly by accident. I believe her and Peggy are going to meet soon and she is going to be angry and fight Peggy but eventually change. I could be wrong, she could end up going crazy and kill herself but I see some good in her especially with all the crap she has to put up with but her story is most intriguing because it could go two completely different directions.
Wilkes and Peggy Heating Up
This is one of the best storylines on television. The budding romance between Jason Wilkes and Peggy Carter is great because we all know how taboo that was during that time, the fact that Peggy is such a badass and usually does not show this type of emotion and to see the arc that Wilkes is on and how positive and upbeat he is despite things seemingly being bad around him. When Peggy saw Wilkes was still “alive” he eyes lit up and urged that Howard do what he can to bring him all the way back. We all see how Daniel really feels about Peggy and I hope that the show is not hell bent on making them a couple because I believe they work better as great friends. Jason being a black man creates an interesting dichotomy because I know there will be some “good” characters who don’t take to him because he is black. It was also great seeing Wilkes and Stark interact. Both of those guys are so smart and Howard is so clever that they were basically having their own buddy cop movie in the middle of this show. Im looking forward to see how this relationship with Peggy and Wilkes progresses and hopefully they do not kill him off this season.