Agent Carter: A View in the Dark Review

  • Episode: A View in the Dark (S02E02)
  • Review:  ★★★★☆

Just as one show ends another begins.  Peggy can’t seem to discover the whole true about the frozen lady from our first episode. She has discovered that it has something to do with the a company called Isodyne. So what is the plot that will destroy the world? It’s the discovery of substance that freezes water at room temperature. It’s all very sketchy and mysterious.  They give us a scene of something that can’t be unseen;  Peggy couldn’t even believe her eyes. It is the Marvel Universe and while this is a period piece, nothing can be left to chance.

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The fun of the View in the Dark episode is the fun that the writers have with Jarvis and Peggy, just like in the first episode. Their dynamic is easily one of the most entertaining aspects of the show.  Carter is staying at Howard’s mansion while Mr. Stark is filming his movie. Jarvis and Peggy have a really fun scene of Jarvis training. Apparently he wants to improve his fighting skills with the help of Mrs. Jarvis, whom we get to meet, finally. The writers also come up with an excellent undercover sequence which plays nicely with the period.

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Peggy develops a love interest in the character Jason Wilkes. It’s nice to see Peggy in a situation where she gets to feel more than the case. She also has a nice relationship with Rose, the receptionist at the office.  However, the best character introduced is Whitney Frost, better known as Madame Masque to longtime comic fans.  The show begins her development of what should be a really cool character for Peggy to go against.

During the course of the show, Peggy has to make questionable choices and of course sacrifices have to be made.  After the first episode got the ball rolling, slowly, the second episode really picked things up to the quality we came to expect last season.  The show has an excellent beginning and I already find myself wishing there were going to be more than eight episodes.

MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER - "Better Angels" - Peggy's search for the truth about Zero Matter puts her on a collision course with her superiors as Howard Stark barnstorms in, on "Marvel's Agent Carter," TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) WYNN EVERETT

 

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