TV Review: Agent Carter S2E8 and S2E9 The Edge of Mystery and A Little Song and Dance

Agent_CarterMarvel‘s Agent Carter had another double dose of episodes tonight with back to back episodes eight and nine in another double punch before the season finale next week.

In episode eight, “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.

In episode nine, “A Little Song and Dance,” Peggy desperately tries to save Dr. Wilkes with a dangerous plan to stop Whitney Frost. But Thompson makes a surprising move that could destroy them all.

Again, with these two episode I think we see a lot of issues that have plagued Agent Carter this season placed before us in back to back showings. Part of that issue I realize is the fact these are two episodes.

The episode has the team attempting to take down Frost with a gamma gun that destroys dark matter. It involves double crossing and lots of drama, and some action, and very little humor. There’s a lot that feels drawn out and could probably have been packed in to an an episode half the length. The last four could have been put in to two episodes.

The series too is also missing the kick-ass feminist vibe of the first season. It’s lots of action and little else. The heart and soul that made the first season enjoyable is missing here. Part of what’s also missing is the “why.” I still don’t understand what Frost wants to do. Her end goal is non existent.

And that ending? What a weird cut. For as good as the first season, this one is falling very short. Thankfully it’s almost over.

Episode 8: Overall Score: 6.75
Episode 9: Overall Score: 6.95