One of the many fun elements in this second episode is the introduction of the Captain America radio show, complete with demonstration of how the Foley effects were created in those days – presumably no real lobsters were hurt during the making of this piece! It’s a running gag for a lot of the time, but comes into its own during Peggy’s fight with one of the villains towards the end of the episode, when her fight for her life is contrasted with the over the top antics of the radio show.
The period setting is very well done – of course any changes can be put down to the fact that this is the Marvel universe rather than our own. The links back to the Captain America movie are still present, but aren’t as relied on as much in this hour as they were in the first, and I’m pleased to see that the relationship between Peggy and Jarvis continues to grow.
The only item that is becoming a little irritating is the use of the remote typewriter, and the… long… time… that… we… have… to… wait… for… the… typing to appear on screen. It may be something that is connected to the original appearance of Leviathan in the comics, but at the moment it feels like a cut-price version of the Fringe inter-universe communication.
Verdict: Feeling very much like a four-colour comic of the period, with a certain amount of modern-day sensibility, Agent Carter continues to be great fun. 8/10