Tensions are high and emotions are aplenty in the latest instalment of Agent Carter’s second season, ‘A Little Song And Dance’. With just one episode to go until the end of the season (or maybe even the entire series), the drama of the first eight episodes has finally unravelled into a hot mess of epic proportions. Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and Mr Jarvis (James D’Arcy) may have managed to escape capture in record time, but there’s still the terrible business of sorting out what got them captured in the first place.
With Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) determined to take all of Jason Wilkes’ (Reggie Austin) Zero Matter for herself, the SSR are still stuck with the task of recapturing and subduing her. But when Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) starts to turn on the rest of his team, adamant that the gamma cannon is the only thing that will work against their enemy, Peggy, Mr Jarvis and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) find themselves with more than just Frost and Zero Matter to worry about.
In the grand scheme of things, ‘A Little Song And Dance’ is just another episode. We’re at that tricky stage where it’s too late into the mystery for shits and giggles, but we’re not far enough for real butt-clenching drama and action. With one episode to go, we’re being set up for the grand finale. What elevates the episode from ‘meh’ to ‘ooh!’, however, is the opening scene. It’s a dream sequence, but that’s not all it is. It’s, quite literally, a little song and dance, and it’s spectacular.
After being knocked out cold with Mr Jarvis in the back of Frost’s cronies’ van, Peggy is transported (in her mind) to a world of Hollywood glitz and glamour. Sousa sings. Mr Jarvis dances. Peggy takes her place centre stage for a musical number about her distracting Season 2 love interests. Even Angie Martinelli (Lyndsy Fonseca) makes her first appearance since ‘Valediction‘ to belt out an extremely tuneful solo in her blue and yellow Automat uniform. It’s all enormous fun, and it kind of makes us yearn for a full-length Agent Carter musical. It’s unfortunate that the best scene of the episode, maybe even the whole season, is right at the start. Everything else is slightly dull in comparison. But oh well. There’s still time for the finale to match it.