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Monday, 27 July 2015

Agent Carter: Time And Tide


Having found the license plate and bumper from Howard Stark's car in the imploded wreckage of the Roxxon refinery, the SSR haul Jarvis in for questioning.

His stiff upper lip starts to quiver when he (and his wife) are threatened with deportation - because of an old treason charge on his record - so Peggy, in her usual crafty way, manages to engineer his release... at the cost of what little respect she had in her male-dominated office.

Inspired by something her landlady said, Peggy decides to investigate the scene of the raid on Howard Stark's vault, from where all his 'bad babies' were liberated, and deduces that the thief floated them away down a storm drain.

Following the drain, she and Jarvis come across a boat in the harbour where they find all the Stark tech stored.

Jarvis points out that Peggy can't simply phone this discovery in and so instead he places an anonymous call to the SSR, tipping them off to the location of the stolen goods.

While Jarvis is off making the call, Peggy is ambushed by Jerome Zandow (Rob Mars), a sideshow strongman, tasked by the late Leet Brannis (James Frain) to guard the technology.

Peggy manages to use one of the high-tech items to subdue the strongman, but then she and Jarvis flee the scene before they are discovered by SSR agents Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) and Krzeminski (Kyle Bornheimer).

Unfortunately, given the nature of the show's overarcing plot, you know that the moment Zandow tells one of the agents about Peggy's involvement his days are numbered.

A shadowy figure - presumably from Leviathan - has been watching the comings and goings at the boat and has some loose ends to tie up... with extreme prejudice.

The first half of Time And Tide was largely procedural, with the action confined to the last quarter, but there was still some nice character material between Peggy and her waitress friend Angie (Lyndsy Fonseca) as well as a slice of Jarvis's backstory.

The episode also gave us our first, albeit brief, glimpse of Bridget Regan's Dottie Underwood, a new arrival at Peggy's boarding house, who is obviously going to be important to the story, because Bridget Regan!

2 comments:

  1. Good lord, you kids really are behind over there. Agent Carter finished its first season several months ago here in the States. :P

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    1. I know - for the longest time it looked as though we weren't going to get it all.

      Channel 4, which shows Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. over here, passed on picking up Agent Carter and it went into limbo for a good six or eight months before turning up, eventually, on Fox UK.

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