TV Review: Agent Carter S2E4 Smoke & Mirrors

Agent_CarterAgent Carter and the SSR learn there’s more than just a pretty face behind Hollywood star Whitney Frost, Peggy’s most dangerous foe yet.

I’ve been pretty down on the first three episodes of Marvel’s Agent Carter, but this fourth episode gets us closer to last season’s solid performance. The episode slows things down slightly, and instead of just focusing on the present, it also takes us back to the past revealing a lot of Peggy and Whitney’s pasts.

The episode does a good job getting back to the show’s feminist roots, especially comparing Whitney and Peggy’s experiences growing up and getting to where they are. Both have issues with their relatives telling them what they can and can’t do. In one case it’s their fiance, and in the other it’s their mother. Setting the two characters up like this is fantastic, and I wish this was done earlier this season and carried through the entirety.

I’m still not a fan of Whitney’s powers, and where that’s going I’m a bit weary, but this is much more to form and what I’d expect of the season. Here’s hoping they keep this up instead of going back to what we’ve seen.

Overall Score: 7.4