Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Afterlife” (2015.04.07) – In Review

‘Afterlife’ picks up the threads for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pretty much where we left off: two factions of S.H.I.E.L.D. with different agendas. One in control of the headquarters of the other. Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) having had linked up with Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and making plans to get back at the competition. And Agent Skye (Chloe Bennet) having had vanished into the ether with the mysterious Inhuman Gordon (Jamie Harris). <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “Valediction” (2015.02.24) – In Review

Agent Carter reaches the end of the first season with ‘Valediction’, a wrap up to the storyline, weaving to a close several outstanding plotlines while pointing its way to the potential future. In the aftermath of the death of Chief Dooley, the SSR must pick up the pieces. Doctor Ivchenko (Ralph Brown), otherwise known as the German infiltrator Johann Fennhoff, is loose and causing trouble with his purloined device and the assistance of the beautiful but deadly Dottie (Bridget Regan). <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “A Sin to Err” (2015.02.10) – In Review

‘A Sin To Err’ carries on the ongoing plotline in this first season of Agent Carter. Peggy (Hayley Atwell), who’s been running a parallel investigation into the Howard Stark case, has been exposed to her colleagues as having an agenda of her own. The fact that she’s not really working against their interests is beside the point. Chief Dooley (Shea Whigham) wants her brought in, and dispatches the SSR to find her. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “The Iron Ceiling” (2015.02.03) – In Review

‘The Iron Ceiling’ brings back some familiar faces from Peggy Carter’s past, in the form of the Howling Commandos, who we’ve of course seen in Captain America: The First Avenger and earlier in the season on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in flashback. Some of them are newcomers to the audience, though not to Peggy. The episode also moves into the second half of the series run for Agent Carter. One hopes there’ll be more of this series yet to come. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “The Blitzkrieg Button” (2015.01.27) – In Review

‘The Blitzkrieg Button’ sees the return of a familiar face to Agent Carter (plus a gem of a cameo by Stan Lee), while bringing back secrets of the past and unanswered questions. This season being a self contained ongoing plotline, it advances that story along on more than one front, namely the Stark investigation and the enigmatic organization known as Leviathan. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “Time and Tide” (2015.01.13) – In Review

‘Time and Tide’ picks up where we left off for Agent Carter, as the dangling plotlines behind the outstanding charges against Howard Stark, the enigmatic organization Leviathan, and the destruction of the Roxxon facility continue to play out. Given that the series has a brief first season run (assuming there is a second season, which is fairly reasonable), it would seem we can view this first season as essentially a miniseries of sorts playing out the arc of a single story. <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agent Carter “Now is Not the End” and “Bridge and Tunnel” (2015.01.06) – In Review

Agent Carter starts off with a bang with two episodes, ‘Now Is Not the End’ and ‘Bridge and Tunnel’, establishing the latest Marvel adaptation for the small screen after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is on an extended break. The series, which focuses on Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), the one-time love of Captain America <continue reading>