Agent Carter: Life of the Party
February 17, 2016 4:16 PM - Season 2, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Peggy enlists the help of an enemy in a mission that could help Wilkes. Whitney unveils her powers to the council and Jack learns what it takes to climb the political ladder.
posted by toomanycurls (21 comments total)
Whitney is too cartoonishly evil. Of course she was going to eat half the council and her husband; I hope that wasn't meant to be in any way surprising. Not my favorite episode of this show. Although Jarvis whispering "Abort! Abort!" into his glasses was funny.
posted by axiom at 5:31 PM on February 17, 2016

I thought they were going to ambush her from the start, especially after her husband's middle of the night phone call last week.

Jarvis' reaction shots of the Peggy/Sousa talk was hilarious. Jarvis was hilarious through the entire mission though.

I liked that they brought in Dottie and it'll be interesting to see how she fairs with Whitney. The look on her face when the trunk opened said fear, which isn't something Dottie showed before. Maybe they'll team up.
posted by toomanycurls at 6:15 PM on February 17, 2016

I'm not usually bothered by words, like some are by such lovely terms as 'moist' or 'squirt'.

But 'sticky wicket'? Please don't say that again Jarvis
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:08 PM on February 17, 2016

"Sticky Wicket" is a perfectly cromulent term! It simply refers to the ground underneath the stumps in a game of cricket being exceptionally moist or gluey, causing the ball to move in all manner of directions when bowled, making it especially difficult to hit.


posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:42 PM on February 17, 2016 [10 favorites]

here is my dream:

11 seasons of a show in which peggy and dottie are MURDER WIVES and each episode is a different AU situation in which they have to hunt down and kill chad michael murray

there will of course be an extended fight scene in each episode because i really like watching them hit huge lumbering oafish men

later on they do the do
posted by poffin boffin at 8:47 PM on February 17, 2016 [15 favorites]

sometimes they come out of the teevee and we smooch
posted by poffin boffin at 8:54 PM on February 17, 2016 [5 favorites]

No big thoughts on this episode - not because I don't have them, but because I watched both back to back and would hate to accidentally spoil. So... all I have to say about this one is, I love this show, and having Dottie back is a delight.

Oh, and:
here is my dream

I wish to contribute to a Kickstarter or something to help with this dream.
posted by mordax at 8:59 PM on February 17, 2016

It's an interesting choice to depower Peggy for a couple of episodes, but the flip-side of that is that they're really over-using Jarvis: he's much better as an occasional comic-relief foil. As a lead his mannerisms become annoying.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:26 PM on February 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

Seems to me that Howard would be a much more obvious choice to attend the gala than Jarvis; but he's been strangely mostly absent this series, except for the one "investigating the club" episode. Was there some in-show explanation for what Howard's off doing?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:47 PM on February 17, 2016

(Oh: "directing his movie", wasn't it?)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:48 PM on February 17, 2016

Howard went off to Peru (?) tracking down an old professor he thought might be able to help Wilkes.
posted by DowBits at 11:01 PM on February 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

Yes.... because nothing bad comes from Peru.

As a lead his mannerisms become annoying.

Are we watching the same show?
We are not.

I think I enjoy Carter more than SHIELD.
It's a fun show, much more targeted.

I admit, the idea that they broke Dottie out of the pokey was plot stupidity, but I loved the results, so I am okay with that.

If Carter can't come back next year for any reason, and a Rose and Samberly show won't fly, I'd be a-okay with a Dottie murders nazis and commies over Europe and South America for 10 episodes, Black Widow-style (and some of the recent Winter Solder/BW comics would be ideal for that short-form story telling).

Then they could bring in Jimmy Woo.
posted by Mezentian at 2:03 AM on February 18, 2016

This episode started out seeming like the writers just staged a Peggy-Dottie slash story they found online and amazingly it got better from there. Bravo.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:48 AM on February 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

posted by poffin boffin at 3:31 PM on February 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

Oh no, not ruining Peggy's good name again thing :( Ugh, I don't know if I can withstand it. Sigh.

Also, good grief, most terrible plan ever.
posted by wintersweet at 9:36 PM on February 18, 2016

I think I enjoy Carter more than SHIELD.

Well I gave up on SHIELD two years ago so yeah.

I am enjoying this season quite a bit.
posted by octothorpe at 6:21 PM on February 19, 2016

Well I gave up on SHIELD two years ago so yeah.

As you have no doubt heard, it did get better (especially when they beefed up the cast in season 2), although I'm a bit concerned that it is morphing into Secret Warriors.

I just wish we could see more Howling Commandos, in SHIELD or Carter.
posted by Mezentian at 8:01 PM on February 19, 2016

The main reason that I like this show is that I'm still annoyed that Captain America jumped to the present day after only one movie and love the 1940s setting.
posted by octothorpe at 7:48 AM on February 20, 2016

This is my favorite show. Also - I don't think of Whitney as "cartoonishly evil." I think her husband (and fellow council members) got exactly what he/they deserved. I have been struggling this season trying to plot a reasonable way for Whitney and Peggy and Dottie to team up and take over the world. Mix a little of Dottie's communism (this opulence is disgusting), a dash of Peggy's do-the-right-and-honorable-thing, plus Whitney's brains and you've got my perfect government.
posted by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq. at 5:03 PM on February 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

I love Dottie. That is all.
posted by small_ruminant at 7:35 PM on March 10, 2016

Sorry, still in the middle of things so I suppose this could change quickly, but I guess they are setting up Whitney and Dr. Wilkes as 1947 Cloak and Dagger?
posted by ChuraChura at 9:53 AM on April 4, 2016

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