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Agent Carter Episode 1 & 2 Recap

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For those of you who were able to watch the two hour premier of Marvel’s Agent Carter this week, all I have to say is HOT DAMN! What a fantastic night of television!

I have been looking forward to this show since it’s original announcement, but nothing could have prepared me for just how fantastic this show would be! It has everything I love:

– A strong lead character
– A unique supporting cast
– A plucky side kick
– Stunning period clothes and sets from the ’40s
– Explosions
– Kickass stunts
– Compelling emotional moments
– British wit and humor
– And Marvel history

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So far everything about this show is perfect. From the fantastic acting by Hayley Atwell, to the emotive and wonderful character of Jarvis (played by James D’Arcy) to the deep lore of Marvel’s Shield predecessor the SSR… everything is fantastic! We even got to see Peggy say goodbye to Captain America (which broke my heart all over again.)

Agent Carter has a very recognizable supporting cast too, which I am enjoying because it’s great to see each of these actors take on very classic period roles:

Agent Daniel Sousa – Enver Gjokaj from Dollhouse
Agent Jack Thompson – Chad Michael Murray from One Tree Hill
Captain Dooley – Shea Whigham from Boardwalk Empire
Angie Martinelli (Peggy’s friend from the diner) – Lyndsy Fonesca from Nikita
Howard Stark – Dominic Cooper (reprising his Captain America role)
Leet Brannis – James Frain from Tron: Legacy
Hugh Jones (Roxxon president) – Ray Wise from Twin Peaks

So much happened in these first two episodes. Each scene set up the rest of the season really well. Peggy meets Jarvis, she’s recruited into helping clear Stark’s name, she must go behind the backs of her colleagues at the SSR, she discovers a threat called Leviathan, and helps demolish one of Roxxon Oil’s refineries all without smudging her lipstick 😉

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To learn more about Leviathan, Roxxon Oil, and the rest of my thoughts on these episodes, check out The Peggy Carter Podcast. After every episode airs Scott, Amy, and myself review and recap the episode. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or you can listen online.

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I will be posting mini-reviews of Agent Carter here on this blog every week and will be doing in depth reviews on the podcast. Once Agents of Shield comes back March 3rd I will start doing full recaps on here again.

Thanks for following along with me regarding all things Marvel, and for joining us on the podcast each week! Also, if you have any theories about Leet Brannis, the strange mark on the necks of the villains, what Howard Stark is hiding, any connections to Roxxon Oil or theories on Leviathan, leave me a comment or come chat with me on Twitter! I love hearing theories 😉 @Lauren_Gallaway

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About laurengallaway

California girl who loves superheroes, sci-fi, and all things nerdy. Assistant editor at Comic Book Resources, co-founder of The Marvel Report.

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