Before SHIELD: Weekly Recaps of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” by DeShawn Blankenship

Inspired by the films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel’s Agent Carter is a mini-series created for ABC based on beloved comic-book character, Agent Peggy Carter. With actress Hayley Atwell reprising her role from the blockbuster franchise, Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark while trying to navigate life as a single woman in 1940s America. Our writer, DeShawn Blankenship recaps the show each week, updating you with the very latest in his series, “Before SHIELD”.

January 7 – Now Is Not The End (Pilot)/Bridge and Tunnel: 
The pilot of Marvel’s Agent Carter titled “Now is Not the End” opens one year after the end of the movie with clips of Captain America’s final words to Peggy… CONTINUE READING…

Picture Credit: Marvel Studios

January 14 – Time and Tide:
Tonight’s episode, titled “Time and Tide”, opens at the Griffin, the boardinghouse Peggy moved to in the last episode. Peggy is trying to decipher Leet Brannis’s dying message as a man… CONTINUE READING…

Picture Credit: ABC/Marvel Studios

January 28 – The Blitzkrieg Button:
This episode opens on Jarvis bargaining with a few thugs to hand over a shipment. They try to shake him down for extra money while Peggy soundly defeats their backup. CONTINUE READING…

Picture Credit: ABC/Marvel StudiosFebruary 4 – The Iron Ceiling:
We begin in an orphanage where a group of young girls sleeps handcuffed to their beds. A woman arrives and frees them, and one of the girls shares her food with another. Next, the girls watch Snow White… CONTINUE READING…

Picture Credit: ABC/Marvel Studios

February 11 – Sin to Err:
Four captives are unhooded by Dottie the Proto Widow while a Russian general explains that they’ve been granted the honor to serve Leviathan. He asks if anyone wants to decline. CONTINUE READING…


February 18 – Snafu: The penultimate episode of our show, “SNAFU” puts our heroine’s back against the wall as her enemies get closer to their goals. Peggy is lower than she’s ever been, but she’s fighting to save the world from Levithan’s evil. CONTINUE READING…

agent-carter-episode-8February 25 – Valediction: We’ve arrived at the final episode for the inaugural season of Marvel’s Agent Carter. We’ve followed Peggy Carter as she’s reassembled her life after the loss of her love, Captain America, and her struggle for respect in a male–dominated 1940’s America. CONTINUE READING…

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