Not that things weren’t interesting before, but they really start to get interesting now. It’s pretty clear that the first season is only 8 episodes – we’re almost halfway through already!
- The good ol’ boys of the SSR compare the autopsy report of Leet Brannis to what they can dig out of the wreckage of the blond bad guy. I already forgot what his name is supposed to be, but I don’t really care. Brannis had his voice box removed… but he also died during the war. So… that makes the fact that he’s dead and in the morgue in New York in 1946 slightly problematic. As for the blond guy, Sousa found the key to his hotel room, so several of them go trash it looking for information.
- In the hotel room, they find several passports, each from different countries, some cash, and a strange transistor typewriter where he was communicating with someone. They all think he’s Russian, and the voice box removal on Brannis was also thought to be Russian. They struggle with this a bit.
- During these two scenes, we get a lot of Krzeminski, who is a sort of bumbling, womanizing idiot. Good guy, but not the brightest bulb. He then tries to get Peggy to cover his night shift for him so he can take his lady to a show, and she asks if he means his wife or his girlfriend. He does NOT treat Peggy well, but I guess that’s to be expected from someone who doesn’t respect women. Oh, and a hooker leaving the trashy hotel the blond bad guy was staying in knew him by name. *eye roll*
- Sousa gets back the information he requested on the license plate and bumper found in the wreckage from the Roxxon explosion. It’s registered to… Howard Stark. Which we, as an audience, already knew. So Chad Michael Murray and the big boss go to the Stark residence to ask some questions. Problem is… Peggy is there when they arrive, so she has to hide while Jarvis answers the door.
- Jarvis is taken back to the office and questioned. He’s diplomatic but answers no questions until they start threatening his wife. Turns out, Jarvis had been arrested for treason at one point, and they started dangling that in his face. He’s rescued by Peggy, who misplaces a key report and gets reamed by the big boss and Chad Michael Murray for it.
- Peggy and her diner waitress friend meet the newest resident of their exclusive community, after another lady is kicked out for having her boyfriend spend the night. Neither of them care much about the bubbly woman, which is funny to watch.
- Peggy sneaks out at night to head to the Stark residence so she and Jarvis can figure out how Howard’s inventions were taken out in the first place. They trace everything to a boat docked right outside the end of the tunnel they’re crawling through. Jarvis also tells Peggy about his treason charge, which accounted for him trying to sneak his Jewish love (now his wife) out of Europe at the start of the war. Stark saved both of them.
- They head out to the boat, where they indeed find all of Stark’s stuff. There’s a dudebro who had been told someone was going to try to get the stuff back by blond bad guy, and he fights Peggy and Jarvis. Peggy incapacitates dudebro and Jarvis calls in an anonymous tip about the stuff.
- Sousa and Krzeminski were on night duty and take the call. They find the stuff and dudebro and assume dudebro is the bad guy. Krzeminski is given the task of transporting him back to the office for questioning. Dudebro is just getting to the part about how it was a woman – Peggy – who incapacitated him when Krzeminski’s car is rearended. Krzeminski gets out to investigate and is executed. Then dudebro is executed as well.
- So now the SSR has all of Stark’s stuff, a dead agent, and a dead only witness. They’re not sure where to go from there, and everyone is very sad.
- Peggy goes to the diner to try to patch up the tenuous friendship she has with her diner waitress friend, and that’s where we end the episode.
THERE IS SO MUCH PACKED INTO EACH EPISODE OF THIS SHOW!!
Still post-WWII in New York City. It was interesting to learn that Jarvis served in the war as well, and that his wife was a European Jew that he helped smuggle out of Europe.
Connections and Easter Eggs
Likes and Dislikes
Likes: Peggy. Jarvis. Diner waitress friend. Sousa.
Dislikes: Chad Michael Murray. The big boss. Dead agents. Peggy sneaking around and lying to diner waitress friend. Krzeminski being an ass and telling Sousa that Peggy could never be into a disabled vet (SO GROSS).
A reminder of the rating scale:
- Red = Couldn’t even get through it
- Orange = Ugh, no thank you
- Yellow = I mean, I’ve seen worse, but there were problems
- Green = This was good!
- Blue = Oh my gosh, I loved this movie/show!
- Purple = This is the unicorn of movies/shows and I will be rewatching it until Disney+ starts asking questions and EVERYONE should be watching it!
This episode suffers from the syndrome of it being an episode in the middle of a season where stuff is building, but not a lot actually happens. The big thing this episode was the execution of Krzeminski. That’s definitely going to start turning the plot. But anyway, I’m giving Season 1, Episode 3 a GREEN rating. Solid, but not superb.
Higher, further, faster, baby. #MarieMarvels