The wife and I got to watch the finale of Agent Carter on Hulu, Wednesday night, and it was a fun wrap-up to a well done second season. This second season found Peggy in Los Angeles, and uncovering the mystery of a new cosmic substance called zero-matter. Teaming up with all of her friends, she fights to rid the world of a potential doomsday, which any good heroine should.
This second season allowed a lot more development of the characters, and in particular you get to see more of who Peggy is, and what she’s willing to do to save those around her. She’s a much more ruthless woman in this season, and towards the end of the season you really start to understand just how serious she can be. Her adventuring companion, Mr. Jarvis, learns first hand, that Peggy’s adventures aren’t all fun and games. There are real people and real consequences for the choices that are made. Seeing that realization and understanding was one of the highlights of the season for me.
The storyline of the second season was good, although the ending wrapped things up a bit quickly for my tastes. It seemed like the writers had boxed themselves into a corner and then realized they only had one episode left to close everything out. It wasn’t a terrible ending, but they probably could have balanced the build-up with the resolution just a tad better.
This season was 10 episodes, so I’m still happy that it was shorter than most American TV shows. Shorter seasons are a great way to tell a narrative arc in my opinion, and anything more than this would start to really drag on, in my opinion. They obviously left the door open for a season 3, and I hope that they continue the formula from this first two.
Once again, I enjoyed the season of this show, and I’m starting to look forward to this winter break from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. each year. It’s a fun way to reflect on the history of what created S.H.I.E.L.D., in a fun time period setting. Let’s hope for more goodness in the coming years.