Violet recaps Season 1 Episode 6 of Agent Carter, titled A Sin to Err, where Peggy and Jarvis try to track down one of Howard Stark’s former lovers, who they suspect to be a Russian spy, and Sousa makes a breakthrough on confirming who the blond woman is! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts about the episode.
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Episode Recap of Agent Carter, Season 1 Episode 6: A Sin to Err
This episode of Agent Carter begins in Russia in 1944. Four men have been tied to chairs, and are informed they’ve been selected to join Leviathan. One man declines the selection, due to being a family man. The man is stabbed in the throat and killed.
Dr. Ivchenko was one of these men, and in the present (1946), he recounts the story to Dooley, Thompson, and Carter. Carter asks Dr. Ivchenko about the girls’ training facility they found, that was training girls to be assassins and he comments that women are often overlooked and can slip through a man’s defenses. She tries to ask more details, but Dooley takes Carter outside the room and reprimands her for talking too much. She fights back, saying she believes that Krzeminski’s murderer may have been a girl trained at the Russian facility, and that one of the trained girls may have used Howard Stark to get to his weapons. To Peggy’s surprise, Dooley tells her to look into it.
At the diner, Angie gives Peggy a new key for her apartment. Jarvis comes in, and he and Peggy have a back to back discussion. He informs her about Dooley’s visit to him. She asks him to get a list of the females that Howard has entertained within the past 6 months.
Dottie stops by a Dentist’s office across the street from the phone company for an interview, and ominously locks the door behind her.
Sousa visits Sheldon McFee in jail to question him about the woman who tied him to a chair. He shows Sheldon a picture of Peggy, and Sheldon confirms that was her, and that she drove off with the truck full of nitrate.
The Dentist who interviews Dottie is a little forward with her, and she attacks and kills him.
Meanwhile, Peggy and Jarvis obtain the list of Howard’s women, narrow it down, and begin to visit them. Peggy is looking for marks on their wrists from being handcuffed to their bed, like the girls were at the training facility. The women are all upset to hear the name “Howard Stark” and Jarvis receives several slaps to the face on Howard’s behalf.
Dooley talks with Dr. Ivchenko alone in his office to try to learn more about Leviathan. They take a break and have a drink. Dr. Ivchenko is able to deduce that Dooley is having marital problems. Dr. Ivchenko opens the window to have a better look at the view. Meanwhile, Dottie has set up a sniper rifle in the building across the way, and has Dr. Ivchenko in her sights. However, she doesn’t shoot him, but instead uses the scope to see the message that he communicates to her through morse code using his hands. The message is: “Need more time to get item. New directive: kill Peggy Carter.”
Jarvis and Carter continue their visits. However, the next address they stop at is empty. But Carter finds scratches on the bedpost from handcuffs, so she’s pretty sure Ida is the girl they’re looking for. She and Jarvis split up to try to get info on where Ida may have gone.
At the SSR, Dooley has opened up to Dr. Ivchenko about his wife cheating on him while he was away at war. A new agent, Yauch, expresses his concern to Agent Thompson that Dooley’s been in there with Ivchenko for a long time, but Thompson isn’t worried. Meanwhile, back in Dooley’s office, Dr. Ivchenko is starting to hypnotize Dooley by stroking his ring and telling Dooley to focus. However, just then, Sousa bursts in with something urgent.
Jarvis and Carter meet at the diner, and neither have any leads on Ida. Just then, Carter realizes that she is about to be apprehended by SSR agents. However, she strikes first, and enlists Jarvis to block the door. They run out the back door, but Thompson is waiting outside with a gun pointed at her. He tries to get her to turn herself in, but she takes his gun and knocks him out. She tells Jarvis where to meet her later, and she runs off to her apartment to retrieve Steve’s blood. On her way, she runs into Sousa, who points a gun at her and tells her she’s under arrest. However, she calls his bluff, knowing he won’t shoot her, and runs away.
Back at the SSR, Dooley is astonished to hear that one woman was able to take out so many of his men. He sends agents out to search for Peggy, who is now a fugitive. Dooley assigns Yaunch to babysit Dr. Ivchenko, making sure he stays in the conference room. Soon, Dr. Ivchenko begins hypnotizing Yaunch by stroking his ring and telling him to focus.
Just as Peggy makes it back to her apartment and retrieves Steve’s blood, Sousa and Thompson arrive there as well. Thompson kicks in the door, but Peggy is not inside. We see that she is standing on the ledge outside. She makes her way over to Angie’s room, and Angie sees her standing there. Just then, the agents pound on Angie’s door. Peggy tells her they’re there for her. The agents question Angie to find out where Peggy might have gone. Angie mentions something about a sick grandmother, and bursts into a crying fit. Thompson awkwardly comforts her, then they leave. Sousa has a feeling that Peggy is close, and has the other agents continue looking.
Dr. Ivchenko has Yaunch tell him where Stark’s weapons are located. However, Yaunch says that everything is on lockdown, and the only person allowed near the lab is Chief Dooley. He then has Yaunch show him on the map where the exits are. Then he instructs Yaunch to leave as normal, have a drink at his favorite bar, then step outside into traffic. Yaunch follows all of these directions.
Peggy and Angie say their goodbyes, and Peggy leaves. She encounters Dottie on her way out, who acts surprised about the men looking for Peggy. She gives Peggy a hug, and then kisses her on the lips – which makes Peggy pass out, because she is wearing the sleep lipstick that she stole from Peggy’s room. As Peggy loses consciousness, she notices marks on Dottie’s wrists.
Just as Dottie is about to stab and kill Peggy, Sousa, Thompson and the other agents come around the corner. Dottie acts like she just found Peggy like that. Then Thompson and Sousa bring her back to the SSR.
That night, Angie knocks on Dottie’s door, but Dottie doesn’t answer. She finds the door unlocked and goes inside. The drawers are empty and the bed has been stripped. It looks like Dottie has left in a hurry.
Back at the SSR, Carter is brought into the interview room for questioning, and is handcuffed to the table. As Dooley leaves the room, he tells Sousa not to go easy on her just because she’s a girl.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 6 of Agent Carter: A Sin to Err
Poor Peggy. Just when she was starting to earn the respect of her colleagues, with Dooley actually trusting her to go after a hunch at the beginning of the episode, she loses their trust. At the same time, though, they realize just how dangerous she is, having put 3 SSR agents in the hospital. So much so, that Dooley specifically tells Sousa not to go easy on her “just because she’s a girl.” It’s like, oh now you want to treat her as an equal after all that time you had her fetching the lunch orders.
Anyway, I really liked the 40s music that was used in this episode, especially when it was used as the background music to Peggy kicking the SSR agents butts. That was an awesome scene that showed just how amazing she is. I had a lot of fun watching that scene. And then she even took out Agent Thompson! Although, we kind of learned from last episode that he wasn’t so great to begin with anyway.
So, will Peggy convince the SSR agents to listen to her and believe her? Dottie is out there on the loose, doing who knows what. And then there’s Dr. Ivchenko flying under the radar, apparently able to hypnotize people into doing what he wants, even kill themselves. This next episode should be pretty interesting. Oh, and there’s only 2 episodes left! Crazy.
Josh’s Thoughts: Agent Carter, Season 1 Episode 6: A Sin to Err
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