Agent Carter has been a more than phenomenal television mini-series during the time that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been on hiatus. Everyone loves seeing Hayley Atwell back in the role accompanied by many new faces who really fill out this show so well. With only one episode left in the eight part mini-series, Agent Carter’s future hangs openly in the air with no word on whether or not it will continue for a second season. Many people have expressed their desire to see a second season, and with how much of a fan base the show has gained for this eight episode stretch, I think there is so much potential going forward and both Marvel and ABC would benefit immensely from continuing the show.
One of the things that Agent Carter does so well is give viewers and Marvel fans a deeper look at the MCU as a whole. The show provides a lot of insight into the time gap between past and present day MCU that delivers an entirely different universe. The show continues to display that Marvel flare found in the motion pictures and adapts it extremely well by giving us characters we can latch onto and invest ourselves in. Peggy is a fantastic main character that could easily continue to carry the show were it to go on. It’s fun to watch a female main character get the spotlight while Marvel has yet to release a solo female hero movie; and although Captain Marvel is scheduled for 2018 and Black Widow will be popping up in plenty of supporting roles, Agent Carter gives the fans what they want right now. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve and Peggy get a future reunion and she mentions how she found someone else. I’d love to see her future explored because we’ve been given all of these portions of information that show we’ve only scratched the character’s surface. There are many fun missions she could go on and eventually develop a major love interest down the line as well.
It seems like the writers already know where they would take the show were it to be given a second season. In the show’s fourth episode, “The Blitzkrieg Button,” Howard Stark pops back up an there is a quick moment between he and Jarvis where they discuss how she would be for something. I would assume Stark and Jarvis are alluding to the beginnings of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how Peggy is a top target to join the organization should it start up. I wouldn’t be surprised if before the series ends tomorrow a line is dropped by Stark about her joining S.H.I.E.L.D. I think this would be an amazing way to continue the show because it would blend so well with the modern set Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. giving viewers a look into how everything began. This would open up the the ability to bring back supporting characters from the current show.
While it would be fun to see more interaction with Howard Stark and Jarvis, I also have really come to like Agents Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). These are the two guys that Peggy has buddied up with throughout the mini-series and also are the only two characters who have a real grasp on her abilities. They could incorporate an extremely fun dynamic where Peggy is now the boss or higher up of Thompson and Sousa and their discomfort in taking orders from her. I could see a lot of great dialogue and jokes come out of this that would keep up the charm that Agent Carter currently provides. The show could also bring back Peggy’s neighbor and friend, Angie (Lyndsy Fonseca). Angie has been a pretty minor character, but we know she is pursuing an acting career that isn’t working out too well. Now that she knows Peggy is an agent, it opens up the possibility for her to be an agent in training for S.H.I.E.L.D. with that acting background. Angie has a lot of potential to become an awesome spy with her ability to act and Fonseca is a solid actress who I would love to see kept around.
The last thing that Agent Carter has done amazingly is include a look at the past of the Black Widow program through Dottie (Bridget Regan). While it’s up in the air how Dottie’s story will conclude tomorrow night in Agent Carter, she’s been an awesome part of the show and I would hope to see more of her. Black Widow is an awesome character in the movies but we know extremely little about her. The television version revealed the crazy origins of the character and how these girls were trained to be deadly spies. Dottie is a great rival for Peggy to have and I would love to see the continued battles between them. I also wonder how long it took before Black Widow started being used as a hero rather than a villain. Again, in the fourth episode of Agent Carter, Dottie reveals her fighting skills for the first time and also takes what looks like the trademark Black Widow wrist gun gauntlet, but we haven’t seen it since.
Agent Carter has one episode left in its season that will be on tomorrow night. There has been no news on the decision to continue the show or not, but I really hope that it gets a second season. It’s the perfect mini-series filler when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. goes off the air for hiatus that only needs eight episodes to deliver a fun and awesome story. I think that there is so much rich story to explore that incorporates the start of S.H.I.E.L.D. and could really dive into some classic Marvel stories while also showcasing a lot of classic minor heroes and villains. The current actors on the show are doing a phenomenal job and I would really love to see them again. It would help to fill out and expand the MCU in a completely new direction.
I’m expecting a great series finale for Agent Carter tomorrow night and really hope that next year we get Agent Carter season 2 or even something along the lines of Peggy Carter: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..