Well, another season of [Marvel's Agent Carter](tag:1119765) is done, with a possibility of a 3rd season pick-up for Hayley Atwell and her co-stars! There were some moments where you just had to yell at your screen, and even more where wild theories begin to develop...
1.Peggy and Daniel Together!
Season 2 ended with Peggy and SSR Chief Daniel Sousa finally kissing, putting an end to that tension and giving credence to the theory that Sousa will become Carter's husband. In Winter Soldier, we know her husband served in WWII and was saved by Captain America. This can fit up with what we know about Daniel from other sources. She dies during Civil War (and there's a big funeral scene with Cap and Sharon Carter) and I'm kinda hoping we'll either see an old Daniel or her grand-kids.
Okay, get ready for this: Enver Gjokaj plays Daniel Sousa in 1946, but he also played a modern-day cop during the first Avengers. His name tag says Saunders, but it is far-stretched possibility that he was a descendant of Peggy Carter! Like Grandfather, like grandson!
2. Howard Stark's Hover-Car!
Stark's hover-car made its' debut during the time of Captain America The First Avenger around 1943. Sadly, it didn't work, but give the guy time, he is a genius! During the time of Agent Carter in 1946, the hover-car works great (and it's a great gag for the show), but is sacrificed to the zero matter.
Luckily, we do know that Stark made more hover-cars well into the 1960's. Enter Phil Coulson's Lola:
3. Stark's ARC Reactor Facility!
At the end of the season 2 finale of Agent Carter, Howard and Jason state that they're working on something important in Stark's facility in Malibu. Well, in Iron Man 1, that's where Stark's giant ARC reactor is located. They say that it was created by Howard a long time ago (and if Howard had lived, this may have been the start of a new energy race) and wasn't viable until Tony miniaturized it and put it in his chest to keep him alive. Other Easter Eggs about the ARC Reactor makes references to Palladium and even the stained glass widows in Howard's lab look like ARC Reactors. So while in Peru, Howard is inspired by the work of his mentor and begins work on the ARC Reactor, and I think it's also inspired by the Tesseract and its energies. Brilliant work on the part of the Agent Carter writers, coming back around to the original movie, Iron Man.
4. Black Widow!
5. Joseph Manfredi on SHIELD?
I wasn't sure what to make of Manfredi, he was a bit of a caricature of a 1940's mobster, but he kind a grew on me. From comicsalliance.com:
Let’s talk about Ken Marino, because I always want to talk about Ken Marino, Chris. He is a delight. I want him in old man makeup on Agents of SHIELD as Silvermane or something, because he is so much fun to watch in every scene, and a great balance with the already amazing Whitney Frost.
Agreed! Manfredi is based on a Spider-Man villain whose old man head was transplanted onto a cyborg body....
6. Musical Numbers!
I am not one for dance numbers or musical theater. But I really enjoyed the musical interlude in the second-to-last episode of Agent Carter. The song is great and I hope to download it (as promised by Marvel) on 3/18! I know it's impossible, but it would have been cool to see Steve Rogers in her dream sequence:
Edwin Jarvis, human butler extraordinaire to Howard Stark, sets up a security system in Stark's house and it sounds like the scene where Christine Everheart accidentally activates AI Computer System extraordinaire JARVIS during Iron Man, keeping her out a certain part of the house...
"You are not authorized to access this area." -- JARVIS
8. Civil War
This was one of my favorite Easter Eggs during Agent Carter. The side of the van says "Civil War Antiques." Seeing as how in this van, there is a former girlfriend of Captain America and the father of Iron Man, that's pretty awesome. In the timeline, Civil War doesn't happen for about 70 years, but the movie's in a few months.
9. The Return of Michael Carter?
Yes, I think that was Michael Carter who burst into Jack's Thompson's hotel room, shot him, secret-agent-style-with-a-silencer, and took HIS file back. The SOE file only mentioned an "M. Carter," and Peg had no idea what the file was talking about. It does mention a massacre and potential war crime. An organization that would do this kind of stuff wouldn't be above faking an agent's death to protect him and to do increasingly illegal missions! Plus, we never saw him killed in action, or his body, or nothing. What kind of shock would that be to Peggy, seeing the reason she entered the spy game, alive and well?