Agent Carter s1e4: The Blitzkrieg Button

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “The Blitzkrieg Button” – Peggy may be in more trouble than usual when fugitive Howard Stark suddenly returns for mysterious reasons. And Chief Dooley chases a new clue all the way to Europe that threatens to destroy Peggy’s future at the SSR, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Matt Kennedy) DOMINIC COOPER

Rating: 10/10

Howard Stark comes out of hiding and needs a place to lay low. When his alternate hideout has been uncovered by SSR, he tries staying at Peggy’s apartment where men aren’t allowed, but someone new might be out for his blood.

This is a great episode because it’s willing to do something different from the other shows centered around Peggy’s investigation of trying to find the people framing Stark. It was a fun one-shot, but might have a couple twists that bring it back into the main storyline, and actually might be my favorite episode so far. Maybe because it’s able to focus on just what’s in the episode, it makes it feel a lot more like it’s a part of the MCU instead of just riding on its coattails. Also, some great writing as it really keeps you guessing with each plot point until the end.

I really like the characters on this show. Howard Stark especially, as the grandfather to Iron Man you can tell where Tony gets it from. Dominic Cooper, the actor who plays him, should have spinned off into his own show or movie or something because he plays the part so well. I would not have minded seeing the Misadventures of Grandpa Iron Man throughout the 40s, or something similar, in theaters Summer 2020. Well, that would please me, and I’m sure Marvel could make it entertaining, so get on that Disney!

Also, this episode is so good with three separate stories all coming together at the end that it really sets a precedent for the rest of the series. I hope it goes more in this direction now with Agent Carter able to do her own thing, along with her collection of terrific side characters, and let us get a good look at the MCU before it was the MCU.

SCORING:

+10: This show is really coming into its own, hopefully it keeps it up

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