Marvel's Agent Carter (2015) season 2, episode 2
"A View in the Dark"
WRITER: ERIC PEARSON and LINDSEY ALLEN
DIRECTOR: LAWRENCE TRILLING
AIR DATE: January 19 2016
"A View In the Dark" is the second part of the premiere for season two of Agent Carter, with the intrigue of the first half carrying on. There is a good deal of exposition going on, but as it turns out, the exposition is necessary, before things go into dangerous quarters in its final act.
The Council of Nine, which has comic book links to the organization called the Secret Empire, begins to show itself. One of its members is Calvin Chadwick (Currie Graham), the owner of Isodyne, prospective future senator, and husband to Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett). The Council want him to shut down his Zero Matter project in favour of his political ambitions. This does not sit well with Whitney, who as it turns out is the real brains behind the company.
And what is Zero Matter? That’s something which has Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin) offering up explanations to Peggy (Hayley Atwell). It’s a substance discovered out of an attempt to replicate the Manhattan Project, and even the CGI of the archival footage suggests that it’s formidable. At this point we’ve already seen it, and I’m reminded of water, or the strange aliens in The Abyss. In terms of comics related tie-ins, it seems it may have a whole lot in common with Darkforce, an energy form quite well known in the Marvel universe, among characters like Cloak, the Spot, and Mister Negative. Wilkes is hesitant, and with good reason, feeling he’s betraying the only company that gave him a chance. And yet there’s an easy going sort of thing going on between he and Peggy, and with reluctance he agrees to help her. Where that leads the two is a rather dramatic showdown, one that has lasting consequences for one character, and a seeming death for another. As a way to end an episode, it’s quite a cliffhanger.
exposed to Zero Matter