Agent Carter s1e7: SNAFU

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “Snafu” – Peggy is cornered and more vulnerable than ever as Leviathan makes their move against her. As the SSR zeroes in on Howard Stark, they may pay the ultimate price as they find their true enemy is closer than they realized on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) ENVER GJOKAJ, HAYLEY ATWELL, JAMES D’ARCY, SHEA WHIGHAM, CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY

Rating: 7/10

After Peggy Carter discovers Dottie’s real identity and gets captured by the SSR, she has to withgo interrogation from the people she works for. Meanwhile, Jarvis shows up with a signed confession of Howard Stark, just before Peggy discovers that Leviathan is coming in 90 minutes.

This is a bottle episode, which is fine. If you don’t know a bottle episode is when a show is shot at one location for an episode to save money. Usually the main location of the show, such as inside the USS Enterprise on Star Trek, or at the SSR headquarters in this one. It works for things like this to build tension as we all get ready for the finale, but the tone of this episode has a bit of a hard time finding its place and seems to shift from scene to scene. I don’t know if it’d be something quite as noticeable if it wasn’t done almost entirely as a single-location show, but as it stands it feels like this episode isn’t quite sure which emotions it wants to convey.

Aside from that, a very tense episode, but easy on the action. It does have a great scene later where Dottie’s escaping by jumping down multiple stories on a stairwell, but not much else. There’s some intense scene and everything comes together by the end, but this episode takes a while to get there.


+7.5: Pretty good episode, by the end

-1: Tonal problems

+0.5: though short, the action bits are pretty cool

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