I’ve been looking forward to “Agent Carter” since Marvel announced it was going to bridge the gap between the midseason finale and spring premiere of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Peggy Carter is by far the best Marvel heroine so far, though admittedly the bar wasn’t set particularly high by Pepper Potts or Jane Foster (I see Black Widow as more of an anti-hero). We all saw her whip Captain America into shape in “The First Avenger,” but that didn’t necessarily mean she could carry her own mini-series. Luckily for us, she totally can.
I hope this week’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” signals a move for the show toward a series of narrower, character-focused episodes like last week’s look at Simmons and the time spent with Coulson and May this week.
Was this really so hard, Marvel? If season one had maintained the pace the first two episodes of “S.H.I.E.L.D” has managed, we all wouldn’t have been so nervous about the show going into Season 2. Luckily for us, the creative team must have come to the same conclusion. “Heavy Is the Head” picked up right where the premiere left off and ran with it, showing me again that we’re in for an exciting sophomore outing “S.H.I.E.L.D.”