Agent Carter has hit the public like a tidal wave with almost universal acclaim. Even restricted as the showrunners and writers are the MCU as we know it there are endless possibilities and plot points to be explored with Peggy and Jarvis reaching from the first murmuring of the cosmic characters to the birth of S.H.I.E.L.D. With that in mind, Major Spoilers presents Top 5 Thing We Want to See in Agent Carter!
If you are more or less current with the Marvel Cinematic Universe then nothing below should be a spoiler. However, if you are a little behind or haven’t done a lot of Marvel reading then you might want to circle back around to this list.
#5. The Birth of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Yeah, we all know it’s coming. Although S.H.I.E.L.D. is unlikely to feature heavily in the Agent Carter series, Peggy has shaped up to be an instrumental character in the founding of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s secret intelligence agency. Just the beginning of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s founding would do me – let’s see Peggy and Sousa brainstorming names and acronyms or Howard and Peggy having to swallow their pride and invite Arnim Zola to America to work for them under the promise of amnesty.
While this would certainly be a development toward the end of the Agent Carter series it could provide a lot of drama that could bring out some surprisingly inner strength from Peggy I’d love to see.
#4. Women’s Lib
A bit early – historically speaking – for this movement to come to fruition, to be certain, but I’d settle for Women’s Lib on the level of respect. Agent Carter tackles many of the women’s rights issues of its time period head on and Peggy herself has a long way to go before any of her fellow agents think she is useful for anything beyond pouring their coffee.
She probably won’t get a pay raise before she retires and although Peggy shouldn’t have to fight for the respect of men with smaller minds who are less capable than her, a slow turn around in the outlooks of each character across the seasons would make for some compelling viewing.
#3. More Angie
There has been rampant speculation about Angie and her role in the overall arch of the first season of Agent Carter. Theories range between Hydra Operative to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but one thing is certain, the viewing public doesn’t believe that she’s only around to be Peggy’s friend (setting aside the fact that she gets way to much screen time to just be the wacky American friend).
While I don’t necessarily have a preference which way Angie’s alliances may lean if Agent Carter turned out to have two badass ladies who are incredibly capable and probably the very best at what they do then I would be very impressed indeed.
#2. The Invaders
We’re getting the Howling Commandos in the next few episodes, so why not go all-in? Although Marvel Comics got their start a little later in the 20th Century than DC, they do have a rich character history reaching back and populating the Second World War including the Invaders. This would give Agent Carter the chance to deal with metahuman characters while carefully side-stepping the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.
A two-episode arch – or even something that stretched an entire season – with the Invaders would solidify Agent Carter’s ties to both Captain America and Bucky Barnes and would provide the opportunity to reach back into World War Two via flashback. Cool stuff.
#1. The Winter Soldier
More than anything I want to see the Winter Soldier in Agent Carter. Heck, I’d settle for hearing about him – whispers and rumours would do. It’s unclear how long Bucky was frozen or when he became an active operative, meaning that he could conceivably be causing havoc for the S.S.R. as we watch events unfold on the screen.
Again, having Bucky referenced would further strengthen Agent Carter’s ties to the MCU, but that aside, if Peggy were forced to face down the Winter Soldier and even if they went so far as to have her uncover his identity as Bucky then she would be forced to try and combat the only remaining part of Steve Rogers that there is … at least as far as she knows.
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