“MARVEL’s Agent Carter” Season 1 Episode 3 “Time and Tide” aired last Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on ABC. In this episode, Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) was put in a tight spot. It was after SSR Agent Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) and SSR Agent Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) brought in Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) for questioning while Peggy and Jarvis were investigating the break-in that had happened in Howard Stark’s (Dominic Cooper) vault. Peggy learned more about Jarvis and how he came to work for Stark, while an unfortunate tragedy occurred, after a momentous and happy occasion. Read on to learn more about this episode.
Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), after preparing for bed, took a look at her sketch pad, where she had drawn the heart shaped symbol that the thief Leet Brannis (James Frain) had drawn in the sand before dying, and compared it to other symbols in her book full of symbols. However, she was interrupted as she noticed that someone was scaling the building at pointed her gun at the would be intruder, who turned out to be the boyfriend of her neighbor, Molly Bowden (Laura Coover).
Meanwhile, Chief Dooley (Shea Whigham) and SSR Agent Ray Krzeminski (Kyle Bornheimer) went into the dead man in the Green Suit’s (James Landry Hebert). She found several passports and a typewriter with a strange device linked to it, which they brought in.
The next morning, at The Griffith, the landlady, Miriam Fry (Meagan Fay) kicked Molly out. She had violated the “no men above the first floor” rule and claimed that the building was “impenetrable.” However, Peggy told her friend, Angie Martinelli (Lyndsy Fonseca) that she did not believe this to be true as “no building is impenetrable.” At the table, Angie also asked if she was seeing “Mr. Fancy”- Jarvis, but Peggy told them that he was only “a colleague.”
At the office, SSR Agent Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) informed the Chief that Brannis was Russian, and was part of a Russian rifle division. But according to his friend who works at Moscow, Brannis had died two years ago. Ray then informed them that the typewriter contraption had a “long rage transmitter” attached to it and that he had found a Vodka bottle in the wreckage of the truck. He was then told to give the passports to Thompson so he could “run it by his Moscow friend.” They were then interrupted by SSR Agent Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). He told them that the license plate, which Ray had found in the Roxxon remains, belonged to Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper).
On the Stark grounds, Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) was surprised after seeing Peggy at his front lawn after his breakfast. After going inside Stark’s mansion, she then started to question him regarding the night that they had been robbed. She figured that if they could figure out how the thief had broken in, maybe they could trace and locate where the thief had gone afterwards, which might lead them to Stark’s stolen “bad babies.” Jarvis then informed her that there had been a power outage that night. He had not heard anything the night of the break in as there had been thunderstorm and “the sound of rain and candlelight” makes him fall asleep. However, they were interrupted by Sousa and Thompson. They came to question Jarvis about the license plate that they had found. Peggy quickly hid and Jarvis told them that he had reported the car missing already. As they threatened to enter the mansion, which would blow Peggy’s cover, he decided to cooperate with them and went to the SSR headquarters for questioning.
At SSR, Ray tried to get the other agents to cover his night shift for him. He had planned to take his “girl to a show.” However, nobody replied to him. Peggy then decided to watch the interrogation from the other side with Chief Dooley and Sousa.
During the interrogation, Jarvis revealed that their missing death ray was in Nevada. He didn’t break a sweat, which Peggy noticed. However, she started to become worried after Chief Dooley mentioned that they did have “something” on Jarvis. At that moment, Thompson revealed that he knew that he had been charged with treason and had been dishonorably discharged. Stark had managed to get the conviction turned, but because of that, he had been dishonorably discharged. Thompson then threatened to inform his wife, and immigration, which made Jarvis start to crack. Because of this, Peggy devised a way to get the chief’s signature, and interrupted the interrogation by handing over the “lost stolen car report.” Because of this, Jarvis was able to leave the SSR headquarters. However, it did not look good for Peggy, especially as she was the only female agent there, and because she had made the chief look like a fool. He chewed her head off, which left her with some tears in her eyes.
Later that night, at the Griffith, she was getting ready to go inside Stark’s vault. She was interrupted by Angie, who wanted to hang out and have some schnapps with her. However, as she declined, Angie felt bad. Before Angie walked away into her own room, they saw Miriam. She was escorting a new boarder, a dancer named Dottie Underwood (Bridget Regan), to her room.
Meanwhile, at the office, Sousa and Ray bonded over burgers for dinner, as they both had the night shift. Ray noticed that Sousa liked Peggy. He told him to “give it up,” because there was no way a girl would trade down from the likes of Captain America to him. They also learned that the man in the Green Suit was also a Russian, who, from the passport photo, was supposed to be dead already.
At the Stark mansion, she asked Jarvis if he wanted to tell her what the treason charge was about, but he told her that he didn’t. After going down through the hole created by the thief into the vault, she told him that she was not going to press him further about it. It was since technically, what she was doing at the moment was treason. She then realized that as there had been a storm that night, and because New York’s sewer system was still being used to drain storm water, that Brannis could have easily floated out to sea with the loot.
As they walked towards the end of the sewer tunnel, Peggy revealed that she had spent “a week” inside the sewers in 1942. She then told Jarvis that she needed to know what the treason charge was all about so that she would be able to trust him. He told her that the charge had been dropped almost immediately. He then told her that he had “served under a general,” who had several “letters of safe passage” in his safe, that would guarantee automatic safe passage and protection for any Jew who wished to travel. While they were in Budapest, Jarvis fell in love with a Jewess named Anna. He had forged the General’s signature in order for her to get out of Budapest. Stark had been good friends with Jarvis. He had “unfinished business” with General and used his “influence” to overturn the charge, and to get Anna out of Budapest. Afterwards, they had gotten married, and Jarvis started working for Stark. Peggy then learned that Anna never knew exactly what Jarvis did for Stark, but Jarvis maintained that he had never lied to her. When they reached the end of the tunnel, they saw a boat, called “The Heartbreak.” It has the symbol that Brannis had drawn on the sand on it, still moored at the dock.
The pair then started walking towards the dock, but unknown to them, a man with a hat watched them from the shadows.
Inside the hold of the boat, Peggy and Jarvis found crates of Stark’s technology. It included one “bad baby” called “The Constrictor” that was capable of breaking bones. Peggy, who was eager to please the chief in order to regain respect wanted to “call it in” herself. After a pretend interview with Jarvis, she realized that he was right- that it would only get her. Jarvis and Stark into more trouble than they were already in. She then told Jarvis to disguise his voice, and to call it in as an anonymous tip to Sousa, which he did.
However, while Jarvis was away, Peggy was attacked by a thug. He was defeated by her after using The Constrictor on him while he was trying to choke Jarvis who had come back and tried to fight him off of her. As there was no time left, as Sousa and Ray and arrived, they left the thug there.
While the SSR agents loaded the truck with Stark’s “bad babies,” they were watched from the shadows by the same man who had been watching Peggy and Jarvis. Ray then separated from the truck to get to the SSR headquarters. Before he could ask more questions to the thug about the “English dame” who had knocked him out, he and the thug were shot to death by the man who had been watching them.
The next morning, Peggy was shocked after learning that Ray had died. Sousa vowed to catch whoever had done this. The chief blamed Stark as they would not have been in that situation if it weren’t for him.
Later that night, at the Automat, Peggy revealed to Angie that Ray. He had been “rude and was a cheat,” but he had been “good at his job.” She wondered why she was getting so affected. She then told Angie that she was ready for those schnapps that she had offered up the night before. Angie then went over to her last customer and decided to clock out early so that they could hang out.
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