Agent Carter (2015–2016)
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The Iron Ceiling 

Carter finally gets a chance to prove herself as she is sent on a mission in Russia with Agent Thompson and the Howling Commandos. Meanwhile, Agent Sousa makes an important discovery.


Peter Leto


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
James D'Arcy ... Edwin Jarvis
Chad Michael Murray ... Jack Thompson
Enver Gjokaj ... Daniel Sousa
Shea Whigham ... Roger Dooley
Neal McDonough ... Dum-Dum Dugan
Bridget Regan ... Dottie Underwood
Ralph Brown ... Dr. Ivchenko
Leonard Roberts ... Happy Sam Sawyer
Greg Serano ... Agent Rick Ramirez
Eddie Shin ... Agent Mike Li
Alex Veadov ... Nikola
John Glover ... SSR Informant
Richard Short ... Pinky Pinkerton
Jared Gertner ... Cryptographer


When Demidov's typewriter sends a message which is encrypted. Carter figures out what it is, a location which they think is a meeting with Stark in Russia. So Dooley sends Thompson to check it out but Carter wants to go. But they won't let her but when she says she can get the Howling Commandos, they let her go. When they get there they discover Stark is not there and something is going on. Dooley talks to someone about Stark who makes him question if Stark is really a traitor. And Sousa through a chance encounter with Carter learns she's the woman they're looking for. Written by

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This is a particular mistake in the map coordinates based on a fact that is largely unknown except by experts so it probably wouldn't be considered a goof by most, which deals with the location of the Prime Meridian. Unlike the equator, which can only be in one place, the corresponding perpendicular Prime Meridian can be in any one of an infinite number of locations, and in the past often differed from country to country. Thus the British had their based on Greenwich, the French had theirs running through Paris, and the United States had theirs running through Washington, D.C. This was also true for the Soviet Union, which had theirs run through Red Square. Thus, any map coordinates from a Soviet source would have to be converted to Greenwich before it could be used. This wouldn't be a mistake however if both sender and receiver would have agreed upon what Prime Meridian to use during their communications. See more »


When Carter and the team are about to make the parachute jump, the static lines are still wrapped around their chutes. They should have been hooked to a cable in the aircraft to allow the lines to deploy and eventually open the chutes. See more »


Peggy Carter: Why is Leviathan holding you prisoner?
Dr. Ivchenko: The acquired some schemata in the black market A weapon they don't know how to build. They want us to build it for them.
Peggy Carter: So you're engineers?
Dr. Ivchenko: He is the engineer.
[Jesters to the other prisoner]
Dr. Ivchenko: I serve as Nikola's terapevt - psychiatrist.
Jack Thompson: So the Reds locked up a head doctor and a mad scientist to build a bomb. Sure, why not?
Dr. Ivchenko: He is not mad! He is burdened. Look, he sees things in dimensions that we can only imagine. You look at a field of grass, you see ...
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25 July 2017 | by jhudson-11704See all my reviews

When I saw that the Howling Commandos were in this episode I thought this was going to be Agent Carter's first filler episode. I'm glad I was wrong because this was a good episode with great action, great twists and great character moments.

I was kind of disappointed that there weren't more Commandos from the First Avenger that appeared but the fact that one of these new ones were killed off kind of relieves me that they weren't in the movie. Still, I'm really happy that Dumb Dumb Dugan was the one to appear because Neal McDonough is amazing. The scenes in Russia were incredible as the action was very well done and it looks like this is the start of the Black Widow program, i.e the Red Room, which would make sense for a female led superhero show.

Major kudos to Chad Michael Murray performance this episode as Jack Thompson. We got a look into his character as he has the title of hero that he can flash around but he knows that that isn't who he really is. It shows more into his dynamic that he froze in combat and that he has this extra layer to him that makes him sympathetic. I also love how he respects Carter more, knowing that she is every bit, and maybe more, that agent that he is.

I also liked how the expanded more on the story back in New York as Sousa discovered that Carter was the mystery woman involved with the case. It evolved naturally and came together easily that it didn't seemed forced in any way. Another great episode that reveals more, solves more and remains complex but not complicated. However, I do wish that Jarvis had more to do other than try and speak upon Howard's behalf.

+ Howling Commandos + Murray's performance + Sousa's discovery + Black Widow? - Have Jarvis do more

Final Score: 9.1/10

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