So that escalated quickly huh? You can really feel the show racing towards its season one endgame. It’s hard to believe we only have two episodes left this season, and this one certainly didn’t waste a second.
It was awesome to finally have Jarvis back in the picture, playing a key role. The door-to-door scene was great, and the idea of Jarvis being the proxy for all of Stark’s breakups was pretty funny. And how about that fight at the diner? I do feel like the SSR made it super obvious that they were about to arrest Peggy, but hey, that fight was awesome.
One of the strangest things about this episode was the dynamic between Peggy and her fellow SSR agents, specifically Thompson. In the last episode, Thompson saw the real Peggy Carter in combat; he saw she was more than some desk lady. He even revealed a secret to her that he had never told anyone. And yet, based on their interaction in this episode, I feel like the progression between the two never happened. Thompson should at least have a little more respect for Peggy, or at the least treat her a little differently.
It was nice to see Sousa’s investigation finally get somewhere, bringing him face to face with Peggy. It was also nice to see Dooley take another chance with Peggy, only have it backfire as he learned she was working with Stark. Both Sousa and Dooley’s reactions seemed appropriate, unlike Thompson’s. Just having Thompson simply say “please stop” with neither of them not knowing what to do was a joy to watch.
I also want to give props to this episode for the awesome reveal that Dr. Ivchenko is working with Dottie. Sure, in hindsight it may be obvious, but they hid it very well, and revealed it to the audience in the best possible way. Between Ivchenko and Dottie, this show is finally giving us faces to the evil threat against Peggy and the SSR. Ivchenko’s hypnosis ring was a nice twist, and having him convince the agent to run into the street was a great way to show his ruthlessness. I can’t wait to see more of him — the influence he can have over any character makes him extremely dangerous.
Dottie is still as creepy and threatening as ever in this episode, but she did — or rather didn’t — do something that made zero sense. Why did she not kill Peggy Carter? She got close enough to kiss her, so why not just stab her? Unless there is another motive we don’t know about yet, it doesn’t make too much sense. Also, I really hope Angie makes it out of that room alive.
Woman on a ledge.
“A Sin To Err” was another great episode, one of the most intense yet, and proving again that this show knows how to handle the delicate balance of serious drama and lighthearted humor. They chose a great spot to end the episode: I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see that interrogation scene.
Article by contributor Russ Milheim.