TV Review: Agent Carter, 1.05, “The Iron Ceiling”

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“It has taken five episodes for Agent Carter to strip Hayley Atwell down to her undergarments. In another network’s hands, a moment like this might have felt exploitative; beyond cheap thrills, there might have been no good reason for the peepshow. But in ABC’s hands, the scene, which occurs roughly a third of the way into “The Iron Ceiling,” is respectful, even artful, in the way it illustrates gender division while also having a purpose within one of the overarching plots. Sousa has been onto Peggy for the last couple of weeks, but now he’s caught sight of her shoulder wounds and fully put two and two together. This is going to get ugly.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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