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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 21:35

Well that was dull. 

An uninteresting man, getting married to a boring woman, is killed in a tedious way. 

He's wearing some clothes and they lead to a chain of events that include 40 minutes of nothing very interesting happening and the viewer getting restless for the end titles. 

Thankfully, right at the end something arc related does occur, but it can't save this episode from being pretty much the worst of the season so far.

The premise is that a young couple are preparing their marriage. She an American socialite with a rich daddy, he a British Viscount. He's very soon dead in a park with a big hole in his neck, bloodless rather than chinless. 

Ok, lets flip a coin and see which of the two mens' names that Hollywood scriptwriters think posh English men have we will be using this week...and it's...

Tails...

..which means Colin! 

Bad luck Nigel!

Henry is called and he immediately uses his...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 21:18

Almost immediately this week you can see where the consequences of the characters actions are leading.

After being rescued from the Leviathan camp last week, Dr Ivchenko is happy to give information to the SSR team and a relentless Agent Carter.  He happily imparts what he can, but also starts to lead a merry dance with everyone's heads, especially volunteering info about how well female spies and double agents can go unnoticed in a man's world.

After getting annoyed with Peggy's badgering,Chief Dooley caves in and gives Peggy some real field work to do tracking down a female assassin. We all know who that is by now don't we? Well we do but Peggy and Jarvis don't.

How to find a woman who may have been close enough to Stark to get her hands on his vault?

How about his "little black book "?.

Well Stark doesn't do anything by halves and his little black book is a list of women he has gifted jewellery to, to "celebrate" their time together. The...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 21:02

If I ever want a career change I need to steer clear of intelligence work. 

It's not the secrecy or the dangerous missions, it's the training that worries me. Too much kill or be killed for my liking. I mean how do secret sinister organizations end up with so many members, the attrition rates are horrendous?

Just look at James Bond for example - at the beginning of "From Russia With Love" Red Grant garrotts one of his colleagues in a training exercise. What are we talking about here? How many recruits are cannon fodder for the successful Agents, and a more pertinent question. If the bad guys training is SO extreme and requires such high levels of skill, why are they always so bad at killing off the heroes? Presumably after all those fights on the way to their Bachelors in Henchmanship (BHench), they're so broken that they can't see to shoot straight. 

In the world of Marvel, we have a training camp behind the Iron Curtain where young Soviet girls are...

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 20:49

Ah, those pesky men.

A quick list of some of the finest specimens...

Agent Thompson - self important,egotistical,smug, sexist, bigoted asshole.

Howard Stark - skirt-chasing, two-faced, arms dealing liar.

Edwin Jarvis - stuffy, useless in a fight and far too loyal to his master.

Agent Souza - Dogged, intelligent, sympathetic but looked down on because of his war injury.

Chief Dooley - Stark-hating, devious, suspicious but finally showing some competence. 

Mr Mink - sadistic, smuggling, extortionist murderer.

The prodigal billionaire returns as a smuggled package. Peggy and Jarvis deal with the smugglers trying to up their handling fee, but with nowhere of Stark's left unwatched by the SSR, there's only one place he can stay.

Howard Stark...in a hotel filled with young women...with his reputation? What were they thinking?

Suffice to say Peggy is disgusted with his fox in the henhouse impression and tells him...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 21:10

It's still a man's world for Agent Carter.

And the men are getting the ladies into a spot of bother.

Firstly at the Griffith Hotel where a daring lothario gets a resident expelled, and then in the office when Peggy has to think on her feet and come up with a plan protect Jarvis from cracking under interrogation by Agent Thompson and Chief Dooley.

At the Griffith, this means Dottie, a new neighbour for Peggy.

At the SSR the consequences are potentially career ruining.

We also learn Jarvis' secret and why he owes a debt to his employer.

Following up with Jarvis at Stark's vault gives a trail to a boat containing some of the missing inventions. And what a trail it is, so mind-bogglingly complex that it involves going downstream in the sewers rather than up, straight to the docks and a boat that hasn't been moved since it was loaded with contraband. It is even commented upon that it's strange it hasn't been moved.

The boat is,...

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 21:00

After an Explosive (and Implosive) start to the series, we now need to get down to business. The business of clearing Howard Stark's name. 

Being such a popular, millionaire philanthropist playboy, you'd think that it would be quite tricky to find anyone willing to stick the boot in. Surprisingly you would be wrong. 

It's a given that the boys at SSR are none too fond, as Stark is their target, but unfortunately after one of the silent/scarred guys destroyed a factory in the last episode, the boss of Roxxon oil, Hugh Jones, makes an appearance.

Now I'm not one to jump to conclusions but...

CEO of company...

...an Oil company...

...and played by the one and only RAY WISE !!!!

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 20:41

So in the end did it all...END?

Did all of of the attempts to avert Armageddon ultimately prove fruitless?

I'm not telling.

Someone who IS telling is Agnes Nutter. Her ancient predictions may be badly spelled, and a bit obscure, but they're bang on (a suitable phrase for Anathema and Newton). Her predictions have now directed several characters to Lower Tadfield for the final confrontation. 

There are others whose directions are a little more Infernal.

Now back down to the four original Horse-biker-men-woman of the Apocalypse, Death,War,Famine and Pollution are trying to trigger World War Three. 

This involves getting access to a US airbase to start the Nuclear countdown. Everyone else is not looking forward to becoming charcoal briquettes, which sharpens peoples cognitive skills and intuition immensely.All of the pursuers work out where the END is going to start.

Mind you it can't be a great leap of logic can it? Want to...

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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 20:33

You know it's getting bad when the Forces of Darkness have taken over Radio 4. I mean Radio 1 being Infernal is pretty much a given, but Radio 4!

Crowley can go nowhere now, his masters are now onto him, but he knows where to go. 

Tadfield.

And as for Aziraphale, he's been banished by the smiting finger of Sergeant Shadwell, so  Crowley must rush to his destination alone.

Well, not alone.

Armaggedon requires certain things. Four things. Horsemen. Well not horses, and not all men.

Things have changed a bit and horses are now horsepower, War is a woman, and although there are definitely four, their fame preceeds them and they acquire some hangers on.

They are all headed for Tadfield, which is now cut off by road due to rains of fish and piled up vehicles. Try riding your motorbike through that and see what you get. 

Aziraphale may be gone from the world of men but he isn't entirely helpless, he still has a voice...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 13:50

Now that we know that the mysterious symbols in Coulson's head were a city layout, we finally understand why he was having such a hard time.

He had the equivalent of Dora The Explorer's singing map in his head. 

Can you imagine trying to sleep with all the racket going on ? 

"I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map !"...

...over and over constantly. 

Phew ! Tough guy Coulson for not letting that send him round the bend!

So we have a map of the city but no location for it, what to do, what to do. I can see a complicated plan involving a watch, sattellites, Australia, Fitz and six minutes coming on. 

Well...the guys are good at this sort of thing, so it'll run like...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 13:04

Agent Coulson is still carving at the "Crazy wall" , the writing is coming every day, he can no longer sleep and he's worried. 

Not as worried as the young artist who has also been drawing the symbols and has found a third person who knows about them. This mysterious man wants her to remember why she's painting, and he knows how to make her. Apparently this involves filletting her.

Skye and Coulson investigate and find dozens of pictures in the victim's apartment that have extra detail that makes the pattern in his head bigger.

An autopsy reveals a connection between killer, victim, Skye and Coulson, the TAHITI project and the resurrection blood. 

Only one way to explore the connections beetween everyone...

It's this season's solution to everything... 

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