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.

Tag Cloud

Star Wars Captain marvel Comics on TV docudrama Women's History Month Esquire Comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Freeform DC Universe Extras BBC America Infographic cults Marvel discovery disaster Opinion cinemax Winter TV Nat Geo sequel transformers psycho GoT travel IFC Films spider-man CBS All Access TNT zero dark thirty finale 24 frames robots San Diego Comic-Con FOX Paramount Network medical drama Drama RT History Pet Sematary VICE TV Martial Arts YA Box Office anthology Musicals MTV Trailer Sci-Fi Superheroes Film Festival Thanksgiving Amazon Prime Showtime TCM thriller Cartoon Network Horror Fox News true crime Sundance Now Masterpiece Lifetime Ghostbusters singing competition war theme song zombies Sundance sitcom YouTube Red comiccon cats Western Pop DC Comics E3 Tomatazos Rocky cooking Epix USA GIFs Emmys crossover TCA 2017 CMT Mary Poppins Returns golden globes teaser historical drama Food Network Hulu Black Mirror Pixar See It Skip It Oscars Starz Summer DC streaming service ABC Family strong female leads BET Year in Review Pirates Apple 2015 Paramount AMC mutant Disney biography Rock The Arrangement Trophy Talk Elton John Amazon based on movie Adult Swim Syfy richard e. Grant dceu romance 007 E! ratings Character Guide Valentine's Day Mystery mockumentary crime thriller Columbia Pictures psychological thriller Trivia harry potter Animation award winner ESPN television TBS supernatural doctor who Anna Paquin Certified Fresh Spectrum Originals adventure diversity social media Super Bowl casting spy thriller APB PBS NBC Watching Series vampires Red Carpet miniseries natural history police drama Ovation Best and Worst Video Games SDCC anime CW Seed Country Set visit Acorn TV crime drama Sony Pictures nature comic Fantasy VH1 Superheroe Brie Larson National Geographic blaxploitation boxoffice Kids & Family crime Netflix President 2018 The Witch MSNBC period drama TV Land Election MCU History Interview The CW USA Network SundanceTV IFC 2019 politics 45 2016 dc talk show witnail Toys Tarantino Heroines Calendar El Rey Logo space GLAAD Musical unscripted technology Spring TV Music Podcast FX Marathons binge Schedule First Look Christmas 20th Century Fox cops Creative Arts Emmys RT21 YouTube Premium Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Ellie Kemper Bravo Mary Tyler Moore TLC DGA SXSW jamie lee curtis science fiction Grammys Crackle Cosplay zombie Dark Horse Comics HBO Holidays Photos Premiere Dates TruTV Sneak Peek Shudder Nominations Spike BBC Universal Mindy Kaling serial killer Awards Tour Disney Channel elevated horror composers Countdown Biopics Comedy Central Writers Guild of America Reality TCA WGN Vudu festivals Rom-Com Teen 21st Century Fox American Society of Cinematographers Song of Ice and Fire LGBTQ PaleyFest Winners Shondaland adaptation CBS FXX sports New York Comic Con Mary poppins Star Trek what to watch political drama Nickelodeon 2017 A&E Cannes green book streaming Comic Book NYCC Tumblr aliens Lionsgate Warner Bros. dramedy OWN CNN Mudbound Reality Competition justice league dragons Fall TV Awards TIFF Action Polls and Games DirecTV ABC Walt Disney Pictures ITV facebook X-Men Stephen King Quiz hist Rocketman Lucasfilm Britbox