Another intense episode! I’m so glad there were some cute and funny Peggy and Jarvis adventures in this one.
It breaks my heart that Sousa and Thompson have to bring Peggy in. Sousa because they’re comrades who understand each other’s difficulties in the workplace. Thompson because he only just started coming around to respect Peggy. I hope the next episode delves a bit more into the emotions of Peggy’s arrest, which wasn’t really there in this episode to make way for the action.
Nevertheless, the most beautiful but heart-breaking moment is definitely when Jarvis asks what can possibly be so important that Peggy has to risk arrest to retrieve from the The Griffith, Peggy chokes, “Steve’s blood.” Haley Atwell’s acting is top-notch. In those two words, we can hear all the desperation, grief, and hurt Peggy has been covering. We finally see a crack in her strong shell and see how hurt she really is inside.
I love how this series contrasts some of the most serious moments and fights with cheery swing or jazz music. It mirrors how serious matters are romanticized or covered up with a joyful facade. Propaganda. Just like how Peggy’s strong, confident, and determined character is contrasted with the radio portrayal of her as a damsel-in-distress.
I finally understand why people ship Peggy and Angie. Angie’s loyalty is so steadfast. Also, her acting scene was hilarious, with the hysterical sobbing, and purposely making Thompson feel awkward. Masterpiece! I was so worried Dot was going to kill Angie at the end when she knocked on the door.
Also, what a surprise the doctor was evil! I thought Dot was going to kill him. Then again, it’s not that surprising, considering how easy it was to rescue him from the jail.
So excited for the next episode!