Sunday, 15 March 2015
Agent Carter: SNAFU
"Have you ever been hanged, Mr. Jarvis?"
"I don't think I have, no."
"It is quite unpleasant."
The penultimate episode, then, and a dramatic one, with Dooley's horrific yet heroic death as its centrepiece; hypnotised into wearing a suicide vest, he heroically defenestrates himself to his doom, and that's a phrase which one doesn't often get a chance to use. Get in.
Peggy's desperate attempts to get the SSR to believe the truth- Dotty Underwood and her hypnotist mate are the baddies- flounder on the usual casual sexism; the assumption, predictably, is that she and Stark had a "thing". Fortunately, the potentially frustrating scenes of the SSR not believing Peggy don't outstay their welcome; the episode soon becomes a gripping thriller.
After a gripping final scene with gas being released at a cinema we are left eagerly anticipating the finale. Agent Carter may have suffered some pacing problems in the middle but the concluding episodes have been excellent so far.