Marvel's Agent Carter Interview: Showrunners Discuss the Finale

The final scene explained, plus will we see more Peggy Carter in the future?

by | February 24, 2015 | Comments


ABC’s Certified Fresh Marvel’s Agent Carter ended its eight episode limited run last night, so we’ve got more to share of our interview with showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. (Click here to see the first part.)

Marya E. Gates for Rotten Tomatoes: The finale has a trademark Marvel after-the-credits type scene.

Tara Butters: I know S.H.I.E.L.D. does it sometimes. We had never needed to do one of those, but it felt weirdly appropriate for this episode.

RT: In the final scene of the finale, we have Dr. Zola from the Captain America movies. We haven’t really heard if there will be more Agent Carter.

Michele Fazekas: Neither have we!

RT: Does this mean we will see more of Operation Paperclip and Hydra from The Winter Soldier?

Butters: I don’t think so. I feel like that story has been told by others very well. What the intent of that last scene was that this ties into the great Marvel Cinematic Universe in that Dr. Fennhoff’s research is sort of the beginning of the Winter Soldier program. So there’s no plan ahead for that to be the next bad guy. S.H.I.E.L.D. does S.H.I.E.L.D. really well and the Cap movies deal with Hydra, so I don’t feel like we need to tell that story. Unless we come up with an amazing take on it. But there’s no plan.

RT: I love that Angie and Peggy finally got a really nice How To Marry A Millionaire-esque apartment.

Fazekas: I love that scene, and I think Angie is so funny in that scene. Like, ‘Oh my God, are you kidding me?!’ I love Peggy and Jarvis in that scene. It’s our favorite scene. I love how it was directed, I love how it was performed. You just want to see more and more.

RT: With Peggy dropping Cap’s blood into the river, does that mean she’s finally going to move on?

Butters: Yes. Her whole emotional journey through these eight episodes starts with her remembering that day and realizing that she’s stuck. These eight episodes have been about her finding herself again and part of finding herself again is actually her realizing she needs to let go.

RT: But she still didn’t take Sousa up on his offer for a date. Are they ever going to get together?

Fazekas: Here’s the thing, didn’t you get the sense that for the first time she might be open to it?

RT: I was hoping that’s what that was.

Fazekas: She gives Sousa this nice little smile that he doesn’t see, but we see and I think she’s thrown in the moment when he asks. She wasn’t prepared for it so her reaction comes afterwards. Because she truly is busy.

Butters: She’s got something to do, which is go meet Jarvis and Angie, but the intent there was for the first time maybe she’s open to this. Maybe with Sousa, maybe not with Sousa. But she’s, for the first time, open to that part of herself. I love Sousa in that scene. When he goes to ask her out, what he does first is put his crutch down, then turns to ask her out. It’s just a little subtle thing.

Fazekas: It’s just this little subtle thing, like, ‘I’m not going to be that guy. I’m gonna be me.’

RT: As the episode ends, we find out that Dottie escapes. Is she going to pop up again in the Marvel Universe elsewhere?

Fazekas: Certainly in our universe, I wouldn’t mind seeing her again.

Butters: Oh yeah.

Fazekas: She’s a really fun foil for Peggy. I love Bridget Regan. I love those two together.

Butters: You can’t kill her off. There’s no way.

RT: Will we see more Peggy?

Butters: More episodes? I don’t know.

Fazekas: We don’t make that decision, but we’re in if everyone else is.


What did you think of the Agent Carter finale? See season one reviews here.

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