The February 3rd, episode of Peggy Carter, Agent of Shield entitled, ‘The Iron Ceiling’, was an absolute blast to watch and was extra special because the guest stars were none other than the famous Howling Commandoes of World War II themselves, with Dum Dum Dugan in the lead as played by the versatile Neil McDonough.
This episode finds Agent Carter as played by Heyley Atwell, being sent on a dangerous mission into Mother Russia itself in order to unlock the secrets of Leviathan, while also searching for Howard Stark, portrayed by Dominic Cooper, who the US government suspects of having become a traitor.
Once in Russia, Agent Carter and the Howling Commandoes find that they have stumbled upon a Russian spy training ground, which may very well be the origin story of the famed Black Widow, as a young trainee wounds Dum Dum Dugan, while also killing one of the Commandos.
This episode has everything in it, including espionage as the order of the day, Cold War paranoia, fire fights involving the Howlers and Dum Dum, the black widow potentially as a child and a great dose of male chauvinism, which Agent Carter seems to fight just as hard as Hydra and the bad guys.
This was a great episode, which really took the viewer and fan on a nostalgic look into Peggy carter’s World War II adventures, with great subtle reminders of just how much everything centers around Captain America in one form or another. Agent Carter is in my book a great series which I will be sad to no longer have around when this mini-series is over!!!
EXCELSIOR True Believers!!!
Written By: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, as well as a science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and the H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently serves in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator for Osceola County, and also sits on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Osceola County, with a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, as well as at www.thelightersideofscifi.com. You can also send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to [email protected].