“Hollywood Ending” ***** stars Aired 3/1/2016
Teleplay by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters
Directed by Jennifer Getzinger
*spoilers contained within*
Tonight was the season finale of Marvel’s Agent Carter and we were given one heck of a send-off. Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) Chief Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) and Dr. James Wilkes (Reggie Austin) come together to figure out a way to stop Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) and zero matter for good. They come with a solution to recreate the zero matter rift that sucks in anything around it. They will draw Whitney in close enough where the zero matter will be sucked out of her but spare her life. Joseph Manfredi (Ken Marino) even offers to help save Whitney, much to the dismay of the others after what he had done to them. Dr. Wilkes, Howard and Dr. Samberly (Matt Braunger) come up with a canon that will shock Whitney, disturbing the zero matter enough for it to be drawn out. They launch the zero matter rift early, knowing Whitney will be attracted to it, trapping her in front of the canon.
The episode was a great way to end the season. We got to see characters come full-circle like Dr. Wilkes being freed of zero matter and being a solid human being again as opposed to an apparition that faded in and out. Chief Sousa got over his failed engagement to Violet (Sarah Bolger) and discovered his heart belonged to Agent Carter. We see Ana coming home from the hospital and thanking Agent Carter for everything she’s done for Edwin. While everyone got their happy endings, there are questions left unanswered such as what becomes of Whitney who is scratching her face in the mental health facility and why Chief Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) was targeted by a masked man in his hotel room.
I will miss this season of Marvel’s Agent Carter. I feel it was more entertaining than the first season. The Leviathan plot was good but at times it felt like there was too much going on. This season the zero matter plot was easy to keep track of and there was one main villain, Whitney Frost. Wynn Everett played the role so well and was so convincing. She was the epitome of femme fatale. It was nice to learn more about Edwin Jarvis through his wife, Ana (Lotte Verbeek). She was just as bubbly and light-hearted as he was. I will certainly keep my fingers crossed that it will return next season but in the meantime, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next week.
Editor’s Note: As to the future of the Agent Carter, ign.com published an interview with Hayley Atwell on March 1st where she reassures fans of the series, “ABC has assured me that it would be actually possible, if both shows get picked up, for me to do both. So by saying yes to the pilot of Conviction does not automatically say that that’s it for Peggy and Jarvis at all. It just means that they had a show that they liked me to do and there is a possibility to do both at some point.”