We are all familiar with Marvel's exceptional work in connecting every one of their works by placing them in the same universe. This can always work both ways. It can connect the dots between small plotholes in the movies (e.g. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showed us how the helicarrier was recovered and used in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035)), or it can create amazing references in the TV shows that always end up leaving the fans in awe.
Agent Carter, in particular, has managed not only to make many fanatics from its first season, but it's also an example of amazing filming and character-centric writing.
(DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED SEASON 2, IT'S A SPOILERY SLOPE)
Despite all that, the series is in danger of not getting renewed for more seasons beyond season 2. This leaves so many unanswered questions that the fans were anxious to know the answers to, that it only makes sense if we get a couple more seasons. For example:
1. The Founding of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's revealed to fans that Peggy was one of the three founders of S.H.I.E.L.D. Watching the "Agent Carter" series, you would expect to see Peggy becoming a leading member of the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve, which existed before SHIELD was founded), so she will be able to shut it down and make S.H.I.E.L.D. from its ashes.
Instead, the second season leaves Peggy a simple agent, with no real power to change anything. Altough, we do get a few hints from this guy
who claims that the SSR's days are over, that it has become obsolete and it's about time that we moved on to bigger things. This could be an indication of its iminent termination and the birth of S.H.I.E.L.D. And honestly, what's the point of skipping the creation of one of the most important things in the MCU when you've already reached its threshold?
2. Howard Stark
Dominic Cooper made his first appearance as young Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger. Ever since the fanbase has praised him of how fitting he was for the part, causing him to guest star in a regular basis in the Agent Carter series. Although he is one of the most fun characters in the show, he is probably also one of the most tragic ones.
It is known both from the comics and the movies that Howard and his wife, Maria Stark died in an accident when Tony was only 18. While it's highly unlikely that the series' timeline will reach 1991, the alternative would be to see it in the movies. With Civil War just around the corner, there are speculations on whether or not we will be seeing Howard's death on the big screen, or at least a mention of it. After all, the article above all but admits that it was a homicide. Plus, it's part of Arnim Zola's presentation of what HYDRA has been doing for the past 70 years or so.
As seen in the pictures above, HYDRA has been trying to take out the heads of S.H.I.E.L.D., with Peggy Carter as one of the few survivors. How interesting would it be if we could see their struggle to create S.H.I.E.L.D. and the silent infiltration of HYDRA in their ranks?
In any case, while the death part may already have been covered, the most possible thing that could happen is for Howard to meet his wife, Maria Stark. We don't know much about her, actually, we know nothing. Which is why it would be exciting to see her on the show.
Plus, we all know that Howard was a terrible father, Tony says that himself in Iron Man 2. He never told him that he loved him or showed any affection. It would be logical to assume that this happened because of his partying/womanizing nature, that having a son was completely beyond his character. But as a friend pointed out to me, his attitude on the show so far has been nothing but cheerful and caring for he people he loves. He always feels responsible for his actions and takes the blame for many occasions. So the question is: did something happen to Howard Stark to make him the "stark" man that we saw in Iron Man 2? If so, it would have to be something pretty big to cause such a dramatic change in his life. Whatever the case might be, we deserve to see an answer.
Apart from the fact that Edwin Jarvis is probably the most loveable character in the show, he has much to offer to the character of Tony Stark as well. As we all know, Tony Stark's virtual assistant, J.A.R.V.I.S. is also one of his closest friends and allies. Isn't it interesting how his father's butler was the influence that named him?
This could indicate that when Howard failed to fill his role as a father, Jarvis stepped in. When we left him, at the end of season 2, he and his wife, Anna Jarvis, had just found out that they can never have children of their own. Due to the heavy connection the shows have with the movies, it is safe to assume that when Howard had a son, they took the responsibility of raising him.
Though it is highly unlikely once again to go so far ahead in the timeline, a closing time-jump to the series would be very emotional and necessary to the plots.
5. The man Peggy marries
Ever since the Winter Soldier, we've been wondering who is the man that Peggy mentioned in the interview Steve was watching in the Smithsonian.
He saved over 1,000 men, Peggy said. Including the man who would... who would become my husband, as it turned out. Even after he died, Steve was still changing my life.
Now, in the show, the romance that began to develop between her and her fellow agent, Daniel Sousa, since season 1, was finaly complete in the final seconds of season 2. Although he was the only one who fit the description given in the interview, the show elegantly avoided saying that he was injured in Italy, or that he was anywhere near Captain America, ever. So, even though pretty much everyone is pleased with the outcome, nothing has been said for sure about what the future brings.
5. More loose ends
To conclude, I'm giving just a few of the loose ends that still have to be answered for us to be satisfied, like:
The HYDRA pin that turned out to be a key (to what?)
In the last episode of season 2, Jack Thompson discovers that the infamous pin that was supposedly what the members of the Arena Club were wearing (or the current cover of HYDRA), was also a key to something. In the end, he gives it to Peggy and it remains to be seen what it opens. Whatever it is, it's HYDRA related.
Who actually murdered Jack Thompson? (and why?)
Jack was inexplicably murdered in the very last scene of the season, leaving us with more questions than answers. It was most likely HYDRA, but why?
Where is Dottie? Is she joining team Carter next season? Is she going to continue her villainous carreer? We have to know, because we definitely have grown fond of Dottie in this last season.
What do you think? Does the show deserve more? Would you like to see more of Peggy and the other intriguing characters of the series? Then do anything in your power to bring this topic to attention, discuss it online and show that you like it! If someone can save it, it's us, the fans!