Agent Carter Season 1 recap: 28 times Peggy was the best

Catch up on Season 1 with Agent Carter’s best moments [SPOILERS!]

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1. When one of the first shots of the series was of Peggy walking through a sea of men, symbolizing her constant fight to stand out in a patriarchal society  (◕‿◕✿)

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2. When Peggy wouldn’t accept Sousa trying to defend her because she was more than capable of handing herself, thank you very much.

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3. When Peggy’s relationship with Angie was one of the best female friendships on TV right now.

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4. When Peggy helped herself to a delicious cream pie because she knows it’s good to indulge sometimes, even if she is a secret agent.

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5. When Peggy was willing to go behind the backs of the SSR and become a traitor to her country just to help a friend in need, even if he was a bit of a bell end.

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6. When Peggy’s first words to Jarvis were, “The next time you approach a woman in a dark alley, you might introduce yourself.” TELL IT LIKE IT IS, PEGS.

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7. When she pretended to make coffee as a cover for eavesdropping and then pretended to get her period as an excuse to leave the office and ✧・゚:* investigate *:・゚✧

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8. When she used her womanly sex appeal to knock a guy out with her LIPSTICK so she could root around in his safe, and then escaped by knocking out a second guy with a stapler. A STAPLER!

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9. When she disabled that bomb thing using the contents of her bathroom.

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10. When she took time to mourn the death of Colleen, and proved herself to be not only a super spy but an emotional, fully-rounded character.

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11. WHEN SHE JUMPED ATOP A MOVING CAR WHILE BEING SHOT AT, AND THEN ALMOST GOT BLOWN UP

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12. When Peggy knew which battles were worth fighting and demanded this awful fella gave Angie the respect she deserved.

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13. When she pretended to be a health inspector to sneak into a building and managed to get the entire workforce to fear her and her clipboard by the end of a thirty-second montage.

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14. When this happened:

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15. When Peggy kicked this bad guy’s arse over the sound of Captain America kicking a bad guy’s arse on the Captain America Radio Show and literally reversed the gender roles.

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16. When Peggy just chilled while Jarvis put needles in her leg.

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17. When she pretended to mess up to help a friend even though she knew it would make her colleagues respect her less than they already did.

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18. When she pretended to take lunch orders but really she was just sleuthing.

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19. When she laid it all out for Howard Stark when he couldn’t see what a corporate douchebag he was being.

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20. When episode 5 was literally called “The Iron Ceiling”, like the glass ceiling but laden with even more patriarchal obstacles than we know today.

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21. When Peggy applied herself and believed in herself and basically ordered Dooley to send her ass to Russia because she was the most qualified agent for the job, hot damn.

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22. When Peggy helped Thompson with his internal struggles even though he had been nothing but a colossal shitbag to her.

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23. When she took out a team of highly trained government agents single-handedly in a freaking automat.

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24. When she scaled the side of a building while hiding from the SSR and everything about it was awesome.

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25. When Peggy was facing treason charges but she still managed to notice and translate Ivchenko getting freaky with Morse code.

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26. When she took on Russian-trained certified badass Dottie Underwood and won.

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27. When she knew her value and that anyone else’s opinion didn’t really matter.

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28. When she threw Steve Rogers’ blood into the sea because it was the right thing to do, even though it was all she had left of him.

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Agent Carter Season 2 premieres on 28 January on FOX. Get a behind the scenes look at the series and read exclusive interviews in the latest issue of SciFiNow.