Well, here we are. The curtain has fallen on Agent Carter Season Two, and perhaps the series altogether. The arc of my relationship with this season has certainly been interesting, having initially been vaguely disappointed by what I viewed as kind of muddled themes, only to be gobsmacked by the realization that maybe the show was operating on a level that was much more clever than I gave it credit for. But now, at the end, we can finally look back at this season as a whole and judge with confidence how the bigger picture came together. Sadly, it seems like the themes may have been a little muddled after all.
We pick up right where we left off last week – or, to be more precise, 60 seconds before where we left off last week – with Carter, Sousa, Thompson, and Samberly debating on whether or not to blow the crap out of the dump (er–, waste management facility) where Frost and Wilkes are holed up. The debate is settled for them when Wilkes loses control of the massive amounts of Zero Matter contained within his system, and unleashes it in a violent explosion. The upside: Wilkes is now free of the Zero Matter and fully tangible once again! The downside: the first law of thermodynamics means all that Zero Matter has to go somewhere, and where should it choose to go but to Mrs. Whitney Frost? As Frost is reacting to her newfound power, Howard Stark and Jarvis arrive just in time to spirit Wilkes and the S.S.R. agents away to safety. Back at the Stark mansion, they discuss their next course of action – with the black man now stripped of his power, all that’s left it to put the woman back in her place to restore the status quo.