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Let’s Gossip About that ‘Agent Carter’ Love Triangle

MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER - ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

Spoilers through Agent Carter 2×07. You have been warned, you sexual deviants.

There’s a new thing happening on season two of Agent Carter (which has been fantastic, bee-tee-dubya) and it involves kissing. At first, I’ll admit, I wasn’t a fan because I’m all, “NO. THIS IS ABOUT PEGGY NOT BOYS.” Maybe it’s the Tumblr thing to do these days but I was firmly entrenched in the Peggy/Angie camp, hoping they’d just power through the world together. I mean, this is Agent Carter, not Agent “Looking to be a Mrs.” Carter!

That being said, somewhere along the way, I decided, you know what? Jarvis and Ana are the true OTP of the show, but why shouldn’t BFF Peggy be happy too? Why should I keep her from being romantically involved because my fan-fiction says Cap gets thawed out soon and they reunite and dance until their feet bleed? Sure, Peggy is a badass first and forever, but no man or woman in her life will ever change that fact. Besides, the show runners can try whatever they want romantically as long as we continue getting phenomenal scenes like this:

Two nights ago, during the double episode extravaganza, Peggy kissed or nearly kissed both Jason Wilkes and Daniel Souza. (*clutches pearls*) It was so out of character that even Jarvis pulled out his best “ohhhh guuurrrllllll” voice. The internet is all atwitter over this new love triangle and Twitter is all ainternet, but let’s take a look at these suitors, shall we?

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MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Daniel Souza

Souza was the chief of the Los Angeles SSR office, until Uncle Vernon came to town with Dudley Thompson and took over the joint. Unfortunately, that means Souza is on forced leave and can’t help Peggy with SSR resources. Thankfully, Peggy knows where Souza’s loyalties lie and she’d never blame him for the coup, but he did still ignore my girl Peggy’s messages and that is just poor etiquette, Daniel.

On top of that, Daniel did hide the girlfriend/betrothal from Peggy and on some level, that’s gotta sting for her, even if she did lean in pretty heavily for the kiss-that-was-promised. Because of that dead man block, I almost think their pairing is inevitable. You know how networks love to get off on withholding. And then of course there’s the whole “Cap saved the life of Peggy’s future husband” line to consider, which puts Souza at the top of the list.

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MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Reggie Austin as Dr. Jason Wilkes. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Jason Wilkes

I didn’t want to like Wilkes. He came along with his adorable smile and sweet eyes and for a sold two episodes I was convinced he was just whispering “Hail Hydra” over and over. He seemed too nice and too trusting to be a good guy. I know how contradictory that all sounds but in television, you never know who you can trust. At the end of the first episode who among us did not expect him to be a source of conflict for season 2? Hm? HMMMM?!

Thankfully for Wilkes, his actions seemed genuine and even though I tried to call Chris Evans and warn him about some dude macking on his girl in a phone booth, they are rather cute together. Of course he’s drawn to Peggy. She seems quite fond of him too, but I think part of that is her nature to protect those around her. Peggy feels responsible for putting Wilkes in harm’s way and thus becomes closer to him and he misreads all those signals as “feelings of an amorous nature” and then passionately kisses Peggy. Wilkes could be a dark horse in the race for Peggy’s heart but ultimately I think there’s really only person who can break down the walls she built up since losing Cap.

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MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – ABC’s “Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Dottie Underwood

Right?! Dottie is forever giving Peggy sex eyes and sometimes I think Peggy is like, “Well, maybe, it’s been a really long time…”

I’m kidding, of course, mostly because the “ship” names are so beautifully perverted they need to remain untouched: Pettie / Doggy.

All that being said, I’m happy with where the season is heading. The romance subplots pale in comparison to the others, but shit, I see nothing wrong with a few kisses here and there if means I get to have girlfriend hour with Peggy and Jarvis. The story has been top-notch for Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell continues to be the best superhero on TV, and my goodness if ABC doesn’t renew for a third season after I was okay with not getting season three of Galavant, I’m rioting.

What do you think? How are you feeling about this season of Agent Carter? Is the love triangle too much or do you have a ship you sail? Let me know in the comments.

Agent Carter airs Tuesdays on The CW at 9pm EST.

About Jen Stayrook

Jen Stayrook
Don't let the fancy nerd duds deceive you; Jen’s never been described as “classy.” You can find her on Twitter where she stalks all of her favorite celebrities: @jenstayrook. Or you can find her on Steam or Xbox dying in every game she plays as "Rilna." Email: jen.stayrook@theworkprint.com

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