Agent Carter continues to enthral, as we’re thrown deeper into the realms of treachery, espionage and good old-fashioned sleuthing. The story only has two more episodes to go, and everything to play for.
Following Carter’s success on the mission to Russia, her standing at the SSR has improved, with her superiors beginning to trust her judgements and granting her the opportunity to follow up a lead. It may seem like a minor victory, but the difference in the respect they show her is incredibly powerful for the era of the show.
“A Sin to Err” also starts to look into the recruiting process of Leviathan itself. Leviathan, as if you hadn’t already guessed, are somewhat akin to the Soviet version of Hydra. In the comics, they were founded after the break-up of a world wide spy ring, featuring members of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra as well as agents from other countries. We’ve yet to see who is in charge of Leviathan in the show, but, if it runs parallel with the comics, it will likely be a figure named Orion.
On the other side of the Iron Curtain (though still in New York) is Dottie. Her covert operations are starting to alter the playing field, where her attempts to kill Carter and discover where the “item” is portrays an interesting femme fatale. The attempts of her partner, who shall remain nameless for now, to manipulate various agents of the SSR for top secret information is chillingly done, with a low hum underlying the sequences.
As per usual, the climactic events during the show’s finale are wonderfully tense, including a beautifully choreographed fight sequence in a diner and a final act twist that ensures the final two episodes of this miniseries will make for some of the most exciting TV so far this year.