Agent Carter s2e8: The Edge of Mystery

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – “The Edge of Mystery” – Peggy and Sousa propose a trade with Whitney Frost, while the SSR gets help from Howard Stark that may be the key to eliminating Zero Matter, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Byron Cohen) CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY, BRIAN GLANNEY

Rating: 10/10

Peggy and her growing number of friends and allies are trying to get Jason back from Whitney’s clutches. They propose a trade, plutonium rods for Jason’s life, but things quickly turn out to not be as they seem for either side.

This plays out like an action-packed noir film, which works very well. I know I’ve said that horror combines very well with superheroes, I think the same can be said about noir. Though the style is much rarer nowadays, the tropes of everyone being a suspect, working by their own motives, and likely to betray you at any time, definitely builds tension and makes it hard to guess what’s going to happen next. This is the essence of noir and personally I think that superheroes should take a trip through this genre more often.

We’re on the homestretch for this series now and it sets up the next episode very well. Cliffhanger endings aren’t always the best but I think it works here.

SCORING:

+10: this show is great when it’s playfully using the styles of the time period it’s based in, also, more noir-superhero movies please!

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