Agent Carter Showrunners Tease 'Super Cool' Connection To Marvel Cinematic Universe
Last night's Agent Carter was not only an emotional roller coaster, but it was also a packed with connections to Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the show's creators have warned fans that these links will continue to reveal themselves right up to the show's very last episode.
"We are connected in a very super cool way, up to the very last episode in ways people will not be expecting," Co-Showrunner Michele Fazekas told THR.
So, we now know to expect more connections and Easter Eggs throughout the show's final 3 episodes, but some of the less subtle connections have already been made. In this week's episode, entitled 'Blitzkrieg Button', Peggy was tasked with retrieving yet another of Howard Stark's 'Bad Babies'. But after retrieving the object from the S.S.R's testing lab, Peggy discovers that the device was not as deadly as Stark had let on. Instead, the device turned out to be a protective shell for a vile of Steve Rogers' blood. This discovery was a double blow for Peggy, because it didn't just bring up the loss of the man she loved, it also brought the realization that Stark, a man she trusted, had been lying to her about his motives. It's yet another example of how Agent Carter has successfully integrated links to the MCU into the show and used them to help drive character development.
Such clever writing could be on display in next week's episode too. Episode 5 will bring with it another Captain America connection as Peggy reunites with the Howling Commandos for a mission into Russia. Dum Dum Dugan, who will be instantly recognizable from the big screen, will be joined by a number of commandos that comic book fans will recognize, including Pinky Pinkerton, Junior Juniper and Happy Sam Sawyer. Seeing how the Commandos are dealing with the loss of Rogers will be just one of many interesting sub plots....
But after Fazekas's tease of unexpected links to the MCU, it would seem that bigger things are in store for Agent Carter than a cameo from the Howling Commandos. I wrote after the last episode that I was hugely intrigued by the introduction of Dottie Underwood and like a few other fans, I may have even suggested that she was something of an assassin. Well, after Blitzkrieg Button, it would appear that such intrigue was warranted as Dottie Underwood started to show her true colors.
You have to admit, Dotty's fighting style looks a little familiar to a certain Avengers star....
When you put those two scenes together, it could be considered as a simple coincidence, but when you consider the fact that the next episode will be taking part in Black Widow's motherland, that coincidence starts looking a lot more like a tease. Could it be that Dottie Underwood is a Soviet Spy?
The next episode of Agent Carter, 'The Iron Curtain', airs next Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.