“But Alex and Jill!” you might be thinking, “Peggy Carter was only in Captain America: The Winter Soldier for like two minutes! How did you manage to talk about that one scene for almost an hour?”

“Oh sweet summer child,” Alex would respond. “Sweet, sweet summer child.”

Yes, Peggy’s appearance in The Winter Soldier — a.k.a that moment where Alex and I both burst into tears in the middle of the crowded theater — is tragically brief. But the whole movie is about Peggy’s legacy: S.H.I.E.L.D., and in some ways Steve himself, who admits the only reason he joined the covert intelligence agency is because Peggy founded it. The movie also gives us glimpses of insight into Peggy’s life throughout the twentieth century (RIP Howard D: ).

In between the technical difficulties caused by my choppy Wi-Fi, we also digressed about Steve Rogers’ characterization in The Avengers versus The Winter Soldier, touched briefly on some of the other MCU movies, and speculated wildly about Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and what an Agent Carter season 2 might look like (we both want some Bucky action).

Alex and I will reconvene for another episode of Agent Carter Declassified to discuss Age of Ultron, and we might throw together another episode or two after that, but right now, for a few months at least, this is the last episode of Agent Carter Declassified. It feels bittersweet for me — I’ve loved watching Agent Carter, and I’ve loved making these podcasts — but most of all I love being a fan of Peggy Carter, and this awesome fandom isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

In the meantime, if anyone knows where I can get a hat like Peggy’s, please let me know!

  • Michael Cannon

    Glad to have you ladies back.