Violet recaps last week’s 2 hour Agent Carter event, consisting of two episodes, Episodes 6 and 7, titled Life of the Party and Monsters, where Peggy has no choice but to ask an old “friend” to help her out! Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts about the episodes.
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Episode Recaps of the Agent Carter, Episodes 6 & 7: Life of the Party and Monsters
Life of the Party begins with Jason Wilkes being in a weird place, where he can barely hear Agent Carter calling for him. He finally snaps out of it and comes back. Peggy asks him if he could build a containment unit for himself to make himself corporeal again. Jason says he thinks it’ll work, but they need to get more zero matter.
At Calvin Chadwick and Whitney Frost’s house, Calvin tells Whitney that he has convinced the Council to call a meeting at which she will speak.
Peggy can barely walk due to her injury, but she goes down to the lab, where Sousa meets with her. Peggy tells Sousa about the plan to stabilize Dr. Wilkes and that in order to get the zero matter, they’ll get a sample of Whitney Frost’s blood at Chadwick’s campaign party. However, Sousa points out that Peggy isn’t in a position to be the one to do so. It’ll have to be someone else.
Peggy’s solution is to pose as a psychiatrist and pays a visit to Dottie Underwood in prison.
Dr. Wilkes uses Ana Jarvis as his hands to build the objects they’ll need. After some comments Dr. Wilkes makes, the dangerousness of Jarvis’s mission seems to suddenly hit her.
Peggy explains the situation to Dottie, who agrees to help, though Peggy warns her that she knows she’ll try to run. Peggy gives Dottie a device to get through the door, and says she’ll take care of the guards. She also advises Dottie to go right once she gets outside. Peggy leaves, and a few minutes later, Dottie escapes. When she gets outside, she turns left, and runs into the alley — where Peggy and Sousa are waiting for her. Sousa shoots her with a net, and then pushes a button with tases her.
When Dottie wakes up, she is sitting in a chair, wearing a nice dress. Peggy puts a diamond necklace on her, which has a tracking device, which will inject her with a deadly neurotoxin if she tries to remove it. Jarvis, who will accompany Dottie, wants to be equipped with a weapon, but Peggy says none, because Dottie will take it. Jarvis isn’t very happy about that.
Whitney is self-conscious about the mark on her face, and doesn’t want to go, but Chadwick finds a hairpiece that comes down far enough to cover the mark.
Peggy brings Dottie down to the lab and educates her about her target and the mission. As Jason leaves the room, Dottie is surprised when her hand passes through his arm.
Jarvis and Dottie dance at the campaign party, while communicating via radio with Peggy and Sousa, who are sitting in a van outside. They spot Whitney Frost, but they also are surprised to see Thompson with Vernon Masters rubbing elbows with Chadwick and Frost. Jarvis turns away for a few moments, and loses Dottie. Luckily, he gets to her just before she is about to approach Thompson. Meanwhile, Vernon informs Thompson about the theft of the atomic weapons — and that his sources say it was Agent Carter.
Jarvis keeps Thompson distracted while Dottie follows Whitney Frost to the ladies’ room to retrieve the sample. Thompson is a bit suspicious of Jarvis’s glasses (which are his radio communication device). Thompson assumes that Carter must be there, though Jarvis denies it. Jarvis tries to warn Thompson that he’s out of his depth in this political world.
Dottie “accidentally” bumps into Whitney as she’s leaving the restroom and gets the sample without her noticing. However, Peggy and Sousa lose radio communication and don’t know whether she got the sample or not. Dottie has left her hairpiece (her radio communication device) by the sink, with the water running.
Dottie sneaks into the Council conference room, then realizes they are coming in, so she hides in a cabinet. The Council members file in, and Chadwick brings Whitney in to make her speech. She removes her hairpiece, revealing her black mark. Then she takes out a rat and absorbs it for all of them to see. The Council members are alarmed, and call in a couple of guys to restrain her — but she uses her powers to absorb them, as well as several of the Council members, and even her own husband. Dottie witnesses all of this.
4 Council members are left alive, one of them being Mr. Jones. Whitney demands unrestricted access to all Roxxon facilities, and he agrees. She also asked him to speak to Vernon Masters to update him on the “administrative overhaul.” She asks another member to fabricate stories about the men’s disappearance. She tells the survivors that as long as they remain loyal, she’ll bring them unlimited power.
Jarvis updates Peggy and Sousa about the situation, and says that he’s looking for Dottie. Peggy starts to leave to assist, but pops her stitches just trying to open the door, so she stays put.
As Dottie leaves the Council room, she runs into Vernon Masters and a couple of his guys. She runs, and his men chase her.
Peggy mentions needing to make a follow-up appointment with Violet, and Peggy discerns that there’s some sort of problem with her. Sousa spills the beans that Violet broke off their engagement, and Peggy insists on talking her her on his behalf — until the truth comes out that the reason she broke it off was because she thinks he’s in love with Peggy. Peggy apologizes for messing up his life, and takes his hand. They lean in toward each other to kiss, but there’s a loud band. It turns out that a body has fallen on the van.
It turns out that Dottie is upstairs fighting Vernon’s men, and was the one who threw the man out the window. Thompson finds Dottie and knocks her out. However, we see that the blood sample has fallen on the floor. Jarvis runs outside and reports that he can’t find Dottie — though he has recovered the zero matter sample. They can’t track Dottie because their receiver was damaged in the van crash. The three decide to leave.
Mr. Jones updates Vernon on the situation, and tells him to get a “package” to her tonight. Vernon tells Thompson that this was all Agent Carter’s fault, that it had to be her that set Dottie loose. Vernon says Thompson is going to have to “take her out” — not kill her, but to discredit and disgrace her. Thompson seems resistant, and Vernon realizes that Carter has something on Thompson. Vernon tells Thompson the only way to fight leverage is with leverage — find some dirt on her.
Back at the lab, Peggy informs Jason that Dottie gave them the slip. Jarvis reports that Peggy has a visitor — Thompson. Sousa grabs Peggy’s risk and says he’ll talk to him, but Peggy insists she can handle Thompson. Jason notices the prolonged contact between Sousa and Peggy.
Thompson confronts Peggy and says she knows what she’s doing. He demands that she get on a plane back to New York with him that afternoon. She declines, even if it costs her job. She is confident that she’s not wrong about this, and is willing to bet everything she’s got. Thompson warns her that she’ll lose, and wishes her luck.
Meanwhile, Dottie wakes up in chains in the back of a trunk, as Whitney Frost takes a look at her, and closes the trunk.
The next episode, Monsters, begins with Whitney Frost holding a press conference outside of her movie studio, announcing that her husband and his associates perished at sea the night before. However, Peggy and Sousa see through the story. Before they part ways, Sousa says they should probably talk later, and she agrees.
Meanwhile, Vernon Masters sets out some tools in preparation of torturing Dottie. However, she’s not afraid of any pain he can inflict on her, as she has practiced inflicting pain on herself. He injects her with truth serum, but she doesn’t seem concerned.
Over at the lab, Dr. Wilkes has Ana put the finishing touches on his containment unit. He starts to fade away, but is able to come back. Peggy returns to the lab, and Jarvis reports that the transponder is repaired. However, they are unable to get any signal from Dottie’s necklace. Dr. Wilkes protests against them helping Peggy, and has a bit of a freak out, but quickly apologizes.
Vernon brings up Dottie being tricked by Dr. Fennhoff, and scoffs at her for thinking that she has a friend in Peggy Carter. Just then, Vernon is called away to talk to Whitney Frost. Vernon does not approve of Joseph Manfredi heading up Whitney’s security. However, she tells him his only concern should be recovering the stolen uranium rods — the same ones from the original test.
Whitney goes to talk to Dottie, and tells her that she disabled the tracking device on her necklace when she arrived, so not to expect Peggy Carter to come rescue her. Then Whitney uses her powers on Dottie, but pulls back. This convinces Dottie to confess to Whitney that Peggy wanted her to steal a sample of her blood, and that Dr. Wilkes is a ghost.
Back at the lab, Dr. Wilkes tests out the containment unit — it works. He becomes corporeal. When Peggy extends her hand to congratulate Dr. Wilkes, he pulls her in for a kiss, as Ana and Jarvis watch surprised at this. Ana volunteers to cook Dr. Wilkes some Hungarian food. Just then, they get a signal from Dottie’s necklace.
Peggy calls Sousa to update him, but he’s tied up with Vernon Masters and won’t be able to help. Vernon brings up the theft of the uranium and tells Sousa he needs to find it.
Peggy is quite aware that she and Jarvis are walking into a trap. Jarvis demonstrates a device that he calls “the jitterbug,” which will blast everything within a 190 degree radius. Ana brings Jarvis a dark jacket to wear and gives him a nice long hug goodbye.
Sousa says they’ll do their best to locate the uranium, and Vernon says he’ll keep his expectations realistic.
On the drive out to Whitney Frost’s house, Jarvis and Peggy have a conversation about the fact that Peggy has two quality suitors. Peggy says she never meant to gain their affections, and doesn’t know what to do.
When it gets dark, Jarvis and Peggy sneak onto Whitney Frost’s property with the jitterbug device. Whitney’s security team comes after them, and Jarvis enters the code to arm the jitterbug — but it doesn’t work, and they get captured. They’re brought down to the same area where Dottie is being held.
Meanwhile, Ana serves Dr. Wilkes dinner, while he remains sitting in the containment unit.
Jarvis is tied with his hands above his head, while Peggy and Dottie are each restrained to a chair. The two women easily get out of their restraints.
Ana confesses to Dr. Wilkes that she is worried about the dangers that Jarvis faces. They drink from an expensive bottle of wine, and Ana offers to drink an even more expensive bottle of wine.
Peggy and Dottie have a chat, while Jarvis escapes from his restraints. Suddenly, Jarvis remembers that he put in the wrong code — he put in the code for a delayed detonation, and the machine goes off right then, knocking out all of the guards upstairs. Dottie reveals that this trap wasn’t set for Peggy, it was set for Dr. Wilkes and Ana.
As Ana goes into the basement to obtain the other bottle of wine, Whitney Frost sneaks in and goes down to the lab. She examines the containment unit and is impressed. She reaches her power out to Dr. Wilkes to obtain the zero matter that was stolen from her. However, Dr. Wilkes somehow fights back and is able to keep it within himself. He has no idea how he was able to do it. It seems that he is stronger, and he steps out of the containment unit. But Whitney surmises that it won’t last, and asks him to go with her, saying that they need each other. She then drops the bomb that Isodyne only hired him because of his race, and Jane Scott because of her gender. Whitney claims to want to change things for people like themselves who are ignored. Joseph Manfredi enters the lab, and while Dr. Wilkes is talking to him, Whitney knocks Wilkes out.
Sousa calls Ana, who reports that Peggy and Jarvis aren’t back yet, so Sousa says he’ll be right over. However, after he hangs up the phone, men enter his home and beat him up.
Just then, Ana looks out the window and sees Whitney and Joseph carrying out an unconscious Wilkes. Ana runs out and confronts them, and Whitney shoots her. They drive off as Peggy and Jarvis drive up.
They drive Ana to the hospital, leaving Dottie in the trunk. Peggy warns an officer about the prisoner in the trunk. Ana is taken to the operating room, and Jarvis and Peggy are forced to stay behind. Then someone runs in looking for help, saying an officer has been shot. Peggy goes outside and finds the trunk open, with Dottie’s necklace left behind.
The next day, Sousa comes into the office all bandaged up. Vernon asks him if there’s been any lead on the Roxxon materials, but Sousa says he doesn’t think he’ll ever find it. Vernon responds to this by saying he’ll be taking over the SSR until Sousa is back on his feet.
Peggy makes a phone call to the SSR and asks to be put through to the chief. She is surprised to hear Vernon, not Sousa, answer the phone, and hangs up.
Peggy sits down next to Jarvis, who is very broken up. Ana is still in surgery, and they don’t know if she’ll make it. Peggy holds Jarvis’s hand.
Violet’s Thoughts on the Agent Carter, Season 2 Episodes 6 & 7: Life of the Party and Monsters
These two-episode nights serve very well to keep my interest in the show. Probably because it almost feels like I’m watching a full length movie, except that the story doesn’t finish, it will continue the next week. Especially at the end of this last episode, it definitely leaves you on a cliffhanger, wondering if Ana is going to make it or not. I really hope that she does. It would be horrible if they killed her off just to make it so that Jarvis is available for Peggy, presenting her with the option of yet another suitor. But I don’t think the writers would do that. Two is enough. Though I know a lot of fans “ship” Peggy and Jarvis, and this would provide that opening for them to eventually get together. But yeah, I really hope it doesn’t go that way. I am a little worried, considering that this is the 1940s, and I’m not sure how medically advanced they were back then…
I’m not sure what to make of Dottie. To me, she had always just seemed like a ruthless, unfeeling assassin. But Vernon Masters brought up something this episode that I hadn’t really considered before – the notion that Dottie considers Peggy a friend. Albeit it would be in a weird twisted way, but I guess maybe Peggy is the closest thing she has to a friend. Otherwise, she lives a pretty isolated and lonely life. It also almost felt wrong the way that Whitney was able to get Dottie to talk so easily. I guess that just goes to show how powerful Whitney is.
Now that Vernon Masters has taken over the SSR, and is essentially working for Whitney Frost, where does that leave Sousa and Peggy? It looks like things will get even more dangerous before they get easier.
Josh’s Thoughts: Agent Carter, Season 2 Episodes 6 & 7: Life of the Party and Monsters
Scenes from Agent Carter, Season 2 Episodes 8 & 9: The Edge of Mystery and A Little Song and Dance
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