Check out Josh’s recap for Season 1 Episode 3 of Agent Carter! Peggy furthers her investigation into Stark’s compromised vault, and Edwin Jarvis reveals some dark backgrounds that got him in trouble! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet share their thoughts about the episode.
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Episode Recap of Agent Carter, Season 1 Episode 3: Time and Tide
Agent Carter begins with a man watching Carter getting ready for bed outside her building. Carter, meanwhile, researches the symbol she found last episode. The man begins scaling an external pipe, and makes his way to her window. Carter confronts him with a pistol, and it turns out he is a boyfriend of another tenant.
Meanwhile, Agent Dooley is doing some investigating. They find the typewriter and some passports.
Back with Carter, she is going through the motions at her new abode. At their breakfast, they get a warning from Ms. Fry that they aren’t allowed to have men in the building. A woman is kicked out for this infraction.
Back at HQ, the SSR Agents discuss their recent lead–the recently deceased missing voice box guy. They also look into the car license plate that was found.
Jarvis, meanwhile, gets a visit from Carter at his house. He is surprised about her visit, and not pleasantly surprised. She tells him that they should figure out how to get into the vault. They head to Stark’s house, and it looks like SSR is right behind. Jarvis answers the door, and they decide that he is under arrest. For the missing car. Jarvis tries to bluff, reporting the car stolen.
Back at HQ again, Jarvis is questioned. Carter, meanwhile, watches from the double-sided mirror. The agent, Agent Thompson, rattles Jarvis. He drops the bombshell that Jarvis was charged with treason, and was dishonorably discharged–but the reason why is unknown. The agent threatens to get him and his wife deported for the treason accusation.
Carter decides to act, and fakes taking the stolen car report. Dooley and Thompson are furious at Carter, but Jarvis is let go.
Angie pays Carter a visit at home, and Carter ushers her out saying that she is tired. On her way out, Angie and Carter meet Dottie, a new resident. She is from Iowa, and a ballet dancer. Later, Carter pays Jarvis a visit.
They head out to the scene where Stark’s inventions were stolen. They both suit up in climbing gear and make their way into the hole. All the while, Carter makes comments regarding the treason charge, but Jarvis isn’t forthcoming with information. Carter, meanwhile, figures out that there was probably a raft and the inventions were floated out to sea through the underground sewer system. Carter then blatantly asks what the treason charge is for. Jarvis explains that it was about his wife: his wife was Jewish, and he forged a general’s signature on some documents to save her — hence the dishonorable discharge. Stark was able to help out though, and saved his wife. Still traveling the tunnels, they find the exit to the ocean, and see a boat that contains the symbol Carter found last episode.
They head to the boat to investigate, and we see that they are being watched by someone in the shadows. They head inside the boat, and find boxes with Stark’s label. Inside the box, they find an invention called “the Constrictor”. Carter wants to call it in, but Jarvis tells her it would not work. She decides that they should leave an anonymous tip. Jarvis fakes a terrible accent, and calls it in.
Agent Sousa heads out to investigate the “anonymous” tip. Meanwhile, Carter gets attacked, as she is still hanging around in the boat for some reason. She puts up a good fight, but he’s a big guy. Jarvis shows up and they have to double team him. Carter grabs the Constrictor device, and uses it to disable the attacker. Sousa shows up immediately after, so Jarvis and Carter make a run for it.
SSR gets the evidence/missing inventions loaded up to take back to HQ. As Agent Krzeminski drives back to HQ, the mystery attacker asks if the “English broad” works for him. He seems baffled, but before he can asks anymore questions he is rear-ended–then assassinated, along with the mystery attacker.
Carter returns to HQ, and discovers Agent Krzeminski was killed. The whole SSR is in a sour mood. Sousa is upset, thinking the anonymous tip was a set up.
Carter heads to the diner, and chats with Angie. Carter seems to want some friends, and they seem to work out their issues and Carter talks about her colleague’s death.
Josh’s Thoughts: Agent Carter, Season 1 Episode 3: Time and Tide
So far I am pleasantly surprised with Agent Carter. I always like “double agent” type shows, and this one seems to fit the bill pretty well. It is also interesting seeing a tough person stuck in a time where that type a person (a woman) is not allowed to be that way. You could tell this episode that she really wanted to take the glory of finding Stark’s inventions for herself so she could prove she is just as good as any of these men. It was a little sad that she is forced to play this double agent role.
On the flip side, her being a woman in the 40s allows her certain leeway in terms of making mistakes, like Carter getting away with the whole stolen car report. Her “ditzy-ness” does give her certain advantages as a double agent.
I am curious who this new girl in the building is–Dottie. It seemed really weird that this new person would be introduced to the show, so I am guessing her involvement is important. As to how, I am not sure. She could be sent to keep an eye on Carter as a spy, or perhaps help in the way of Stark. I am sure we will find out soon enough though.
It is pretty terrible that Carter’s attempt to do the right thing turned into an agent being killed. Sadly in a way, the agent’s death (along with the suspect) helps her out as her secret mission is maintained, but it is a terrible way for that to work out, and I am sure all things considered, she’d rather have Krzeminski alive.
Overall, it was a pretty good episode. I am curious to know what happens next. All–or at least most–of the inventions have been found. I guess now the mission is to find out who took them.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 3 of Agent Carter: Time and Tide
Scenes from Agent Carter, Season 1 Episode 4: The Blitzkrieg Button
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