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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Agent Carter Season 02 Episode 05: The Atomic Job

February 10th, 2016 by Todd Black Comments

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Sadly, Agent Carter hit a low point with “The Atomic Job”, but that low point was still very fun most of the time. A true testament to its characters.

Honestly, the whole story felt a little pointless in the end. As Whitney Frost, via her connection with the Zero Matter, wanted to steal an atomic bomb. Why not? And the reason for it was very compelling and logical. But then the way both sides (Frost’s and Peggy’s) went to get the bomb, as well as the after results, felt a little forced and sad in some cases.

The best parts were me were the many interactions Peggy had in her attempt to both stop Whitney and get into the base that had the atomic bomb. From her breaking into a cold facility with Jarvis, to her repeated mind zapping of returning Roxxon (Ray Wise, “Agent!”), to her talks with Rose, it was quite fun.

Sousa too had a fun little story at the beginning, as he finally proposed. It was sweet, and done in a very real life way instead of a “TV/movie proposal”. Which made it all the more sad when a giant monkey wrench was thrown into it when Sousa showed compassion for a wounded Peggy. I noted in the premiere how I hated the apparently “splitup” between Sousa and Peggy, and this just makes it all the more painful.


Then there’s Frost, who always went to lengths to get the atomic bomb, so much as going to an underworld gangster to do it. One who has Marvel ties in another era. While intense, it was another rather pointless endeavor in hindsight…unless he returns to be fair.

The heist at the end was tense and funny. From Jarvis having to disarm two atomic bombs, to Rose kicking butt and taking names, to Peggy intentionally letting herself get hurt (via impalement) or order to not let Frost touch her, it was great.

My question now is, what happens now? Frost isn’t giving up, something bad has happened to Jason, and Peggy is injured. So…where do we go from here?

3.5 nerds

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!