'Marvel’s Agent Carter' S1E8: Valediction

★ ★ ★ ★

I knew that Ivchenko had to have been more important than we were let to believe. He is in fact Doctor Faustus, a modern era villain. Which, of course, is an odd choice, unless you’ve been keeping up with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where mind control becomes a big threat once again. Ivchenko, or "Fennhoff" now, won’t be gone for long. It’s nice to know that he’s not an original villain since, let’s face it, the hypnotism thing was still a little weird.

Secondly, I’d like to bring up just how nicely written Peggy’s emotional state is after her loss of Steve Rogers. She doesn’t break down every time Captain America is brought up and so each time that he was mentioned, it was more resonating. The scene with the vial of blood was definitely a nice one and gave her that sense of closure that her and viewers needed. If the show keeps going after this, it will be nice to know that Steve, perhaps, won’t be mentioned as much. Maybe seeing Agent Carter splinter off more from Captain America and gain its own identity.

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What’s a little more heartbreaking is Howard Stark’s hypnotist session, revealing that, like Peggy, he is also preoccupied and wracked with guilt about the supposed death of Steve. It’s just so much worse knowing that Steve is still alive and out there.

Leviathan seemed much… smaller than you would think the finale would try to portray. The whole organizational portion of Leviathan remains relatively unknown, as well as any future evil plans. Luckily though, Arnim Zola made an appearance. The HYDRA incorporations and beginnings of the hydra infiltration are imminent.

Also, knowing Whedon motifs, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Angie. We all know that small supporting characters like her usually end up being very important and/or powerful. Examples: Anya, Winifred Burkle, Whiskey (and other "dolls").

Shoutout to Jarvis and Peggy, as they are always a great duo.


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