Marvel's Agent Carter (2015) season 1, episodes 6
"A Sin to Err"
WRITER: LINDSEY ALLEN
DIRECTOR: STEPHEN WILLIAMS
AIR DATE: February 10 2015
‘A Sin To Err’ carries on the ongoing plotline in this first season of Agent Carter. Peggy (Hayley Atwell), who’s been running a parallel investigation into the Howard Stark case, has been exposed to her colleagues as having an agenda of her own. The fact that she’s not really working against their interests is beside the point. Chief Dooley (Shea Whigham) wants her brought in, and dispatches the SSR to find her. Peggy, meanwhile, is desperately trying to keep one step ahead of everyone, not knowing that another danger is very close to home.
We see more of Doctor Ivchenko (Ralph Brown), whose true loyalties seem to lie with Leviathan. The character seems to be able to hypnotize or persuade others to bend to his will - I’m reminded of the villain Purple Man in terms of what he can do, and he has his own agenda for being at the SSR. He also has connections outside, in the form of the sleeper agent Dottie (Bridget Regan), on her own mission for her masters. If the last episode established her as a potential menace and foil for Carter, this episode cements it. I am enjoying the contrast between how Regan plays the character when she’s working - silent but deadly - and the persona the character projects to the outside world, the all-American gosh, what tasty apple pie personality.
avoids being caught on a ledge
As the show is heading towards the end of the season (hopefully there’s more of this to come), it’s interesting to see the shifting attitudes where Carter is concerned. Both Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokai) are hesitant to believe the worst about her. For Thompson, it’s a refreshing change from the dismissive, condescending attitude he had to her early on. For Sousa, it’s a reminder that the character seems to have a torch for Peggy. Will that ever be resolved?
Not quite given where things leave off this time out. Particularly with Peggy locking lips with entirely the wrong person in entirely the wrong way, so to speak.