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Episode Recap of Agent Carter, Season 2 Episode 5: The Atomic Job
This episode of Agent Carter begins with Agent Carter being woken up by Wilkes. He asks her to go the lab, and shows Peggy that he is able to move some sort of material in a sample jar. He is able to pull whatever this thing is through the jar, which makes him solid briefly, and have dark eyes. He then says he knows where Jane Scott’s body is, and Jarvis is brought into the loop. Peggy decides the next course of action is to steal this body.
Moving over to Violet briefly, she enters her house with a baseball bat, and seems relieved when she finds Sousa. She apologizes for having to work late, and Sousa begins looking for something. He then pops the question–and it looks like what he lost might be the engagement ring? He lets the question slip, and the two begin frantically looking for the ring, after she accepts the proposal.
Meanwhile, Calvin seemingly tries to sneak away from Whitney Frost, but she awakens, and asks for some help.
The next morning, Peggy and Jarvis break into the morgue, and look for the body they are after. They locate the vent they’re looking for, and Calvin and Whitney have come for the same thing Carter has. Listening in, Carter hears Whitney say the body “called” her here. Whitney touches the body, and seemingly absorbs something from the dead woman. She then says she needs an atomic bomb.
Back with Wilkes, he says they must not let Frost succeed, as she is trying to create the same conditions that caused the previous incident of creating zero matter. Jarvis/Stark seems to know where Frost might get her hands on this atomic bomb. The problem is that it is impenetrable according to Jarvis.
Meanwhile, Calvin and Frost work on their plans to steal the bomb themselves. Calvin doesn’t want to get involved, but Whitney proves convincing it seems.
Back at the SSR, Sousa is talking about his marriage proposal, and Carter walks up. Carter then asks to speak to Sousa, and asks for a disguise from him. Apparently the lab people might have something that could help. The two head to the lab, and the device seems to make people forget the last two minutes. Carter seems to get approval for using it.
Meanwhile, Carter, gets all disguised up, using the cover name of Wanda. She gets caught, by the flirtatious Mr. Jones. But he realizes that this is Carter after trying to get her attention. Peggy ends up having to use her mind-wiping device–and then again after he finds out who she is again. Then again. She realizes he must have what she is looking for on his person. After some more mind wipes, she finds the key on his belt.
Frost and Calvin, meanwhile, meet up with a man named Joseph. Apparently this man is not too happy to see Calvin, but then reveals he is just kidding–apparently something happened in their past that caused this rift. Frost makes an offer of giving this man some contracts, and is looking for some men to help her out with moving something. Joseph demands in addition to the contracts, that his men’s names are kept out of the papers. Joseph then goes off the rails, thinking one of his men is eyeing Whitney, and pummels the man in the face, until he’s unconscious. Quite the rampage. Then the two parties close their deal.
Jarvis, Wilkes, Sousa and Carter make their plans to get into the atomic bomb and defuse it. Peggy comes up with an idea to get some help from the SSR, and that person turns out to be Rose, and Sousa is worried because she doesn’t have field training. Sousa reluctantly agrees to let her on the mission. Back at the lab, Rose uses her “suave” moves to get a lab guy, Dr. Samberly to help them out further. This guy decides he wants to join the mission now. Sousa again agrees to let him on the team.
The team of five then head out on their mission. At the site they are breaking into, Rose and Samberly approach a guard and pretend to be lost. The guard they are talking to gives them a hard time, telling them to leave. The two then decide to leave, but not after they throw a device over the fence. This device knocks out the three guards.
The team moves out, and they hide the guards. Inside, the five use the key on the elevator. When they reach the level they are looking for, it appears Frost is already there herself, when they discover a guard knocked out, not by their doing. Samberly comes up with a plan to find what they are looking for–He winds up coming up with a way to unlock all of the doors. Looking at the door diagram, they think they located where the bomb is. Rose decides to provide a distraction while the rest of the team moves towards the bomb. She takes out one of Whitney’s men.
The remaining four have found the bomb, and Samberly tries to close the door. Jarvis winds up locked in the room with the bomb, and Carter tells Sousa to walk Jarvis through the defusal procedure while she deals with Frost and company. Jarvis, quite panicky, opens up the bomb. Rose shows up, and gives Samberly some confidence. Jarvis meanwhile gets the Uranium core out. Turns out there’s two in the bomb, and Jarvis panics, having to worry about two.
Peggy, meanwhile, heads for Frost, and confronts her. Peggy tries to talk Frost down, but Frost isn’t excited to be fixed. Samberly has gotten the door open though, and Rose, Jarvis and Samberly head for the vehicle. Sousa goes to help Carter.
Carter and Frost duke it out, and Carter winds up hanging by her hands. Frost reaches for her, and Peggy decides to let go. She falls to the ground, and is impaled. Sousa, Jarvis and Samberly take her to Violet’s house. Violet helps tend to her stomach wound. She puts people to work, getting supplies to treat her.
Frost, meanwhile, demands that Calvin get another source of Uranium. Calvin refuses to help her anymore. Frost threatens Calvin, telling him to “watch his tone”.
Back with Sousa and Carter, Sousa tells her that the Uranium rods are secure. Violet is listening to them talk, and seems to see something between the two. Jarvis, meanwhile, gets Carter up and to the car. Violet then confronts Sousa about his running away from Carter, and that is why he came to California.
Jarvis, meanwhile, tucks Carter into bed, and Wilkes visits, and the two “chill”, listening to some music. Wilkes begins to fade though, and Carter panics at his disappearing.
Back over to Calvin once again, Frost is sleeping, and Calvin makes a phone call, requesting an “emergency meeting” with the Council.
Josh’s Thoughts: Agent Carter, Season 2 Episode 5: The Atomic Job
I have to say, my favorite part of this episode was the comedic scene between Carter and the man she was stealing the key from. Using that memory wiping device made for some pretty funny, albeit dangerous-looking scenes. I have to imagine, someone getting their mind wiped that many times has to be suffering some sort of long term effects right?
When Jarvis was disarming the bomb, and Rose showed up, for some reason I thought she might be a doppelganger, bad guy, and would cause some sort of monkey wrench with the situation, or we would learn she was some sort of spy. Turns out I was wrong though, and I was a little disappointed.
But it looks like Sousa is showing his hand in terms of his love interest. Violet was able to see it just from a couple of seconds of Sousa talking with Carter. It looks like we have a bit of a love quadrangle, with Carter being currently wooed by the less-than corporeal Wilkes, and Violet being proposed to by Sousa. I guess we will have to see where these relationships end up. I personally don’t have much stake in them, but I am guessing there is a lot of “shipping” going on with these four characters.
I guess we will have to see what Frost is up to next though. Calvin seems to be at his wits end, basically being forced into his current situation. I am wondering if he will try to defect to Carter for help given how nuts his wife has gotten.
We shall find out next episode, which is supposed to be two hours!
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 5 of Agent Carter: The Atomic Job
Another fun episode, that also reminded us that Peggy Carter is not invincible, even though it seems that way sometimes. At first I thought she was in the clear when the fell from the ledge. It was clear that letting go was really the only option for her, in order to avoid Whitney Frost’s powers, which currently require touch (will they evolve?), and it looked like it wasn’t so high that she would die, but that she might break her leg. I did not see it coming that she would land on rebar. Luckily, it didn’t hit anything major, and Peggy will heal from it, thanks to Violet (it feels like I’m talking about myself in person every time I type that name…).
Speaking of Violet, last episode I had seen the way Sousa interacted with Peggy, and wondered what the state of his relationship was with Violet, since we hadn’t heard anything about going forth with the proposal after his originally planned one was interrupted. It was as if this episode heard me and answered my questions. I think Sousa may have been rethinking things, but then saw Peggy and Wilkes in a close conversation, and sort of gave up any hopes he had of being with her, thus spurring him into action and moving forward with the proposal. But I’m still wondering why he “ran away” from Peggy. When they meet back up in LA, it seems like Peggy is hurt that he left, and seems like she had been interested in him. Why would he run from that? I kind of want more of an explanation about what happened between Peggy and Sousa, and hope we get some closure on that front.
One silly thing that kind of bothered me was when Peggy was using the mind eraser on Mr. Jones. It was funny, but then it felt like they took it a step too far, and things felt a little too over the top to me, and kind of took me out of the episode.
Anyway, what’s going to happen in the next episode now that Peggy has been seriously injured and is on the mend? Will she ignore those injuries and venture out looking for bad guys anyway? I guess we shall soon see her course of action!
Scenes from Agent Carter, Episode 6, Life of the Party
Here are scenes from next week’s Agent Carter episode titled Life of the Party: