Agent Carter Review: “The Atomic Job”

Marvel’s Agent Carter organizes a heist. With the fate of Los Angeles hanging in the balance, hilarity ensues.

Title: “The Atomic Job”

Director: Craig Zisk
Writer: Lindsey Allen

Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis
Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes
Chad Michael Murray as Jack Thompson
Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost / Madame Masque
Enver Gjokaj as Daniel Sousa
Ray Wise as Hugh Jones
Sarah Bolger as Violet
Leslie Boone as Rose
Matt Braunger as Dr. Samberly
Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick
Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters
Ken Marino as Joseph Manfredi


Whitney Frost’s plan requires she get her hands on nuclear material; Carter assembles a team to steal it.

High Points

After last week’s more reflective episode, this one throws us into a crazy heist plot that gleefully embraces the show’s comic roots.

Low Point

If you’re going to have your Marvel character impaled on rebar and that character is not Wolverine, some recovery time should be allotted. Peggy’s fall simply becomes a false bit of danger that sets up her boss’s relationship crisis. We’re left with the impression she’ll be return to normal by next week.

The Scores:

Originality: 1/6 A loveable ragtag band of characters join forces to pull a robbery and we’re given reasons to side with them. Things go awry, and someone has to nervously dismantle a bomb. The writer and director try to lampshade the episode’s derivative nature, but that doesn’t keep this one from lacking in the originality department.

Effects: 5/6

Acting: 6/6

Emotional Response: 5/6

Story: 5/6 Despite the episode’s generally light tone, some characters experience nontrivial reversals of fortune.

Production: 6/6

Overall: 5/6 “The Atomic Job” is a frequently silly, but entertaining installment of the series.

In total, “The Atomic Job” receives 33/42

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  1. I am finding Agent Carter to be a stronger show than SHIELD. I cant seem to put my finger on why that is. Even though this weeks episode seemed to be more set up than a story in its own right the whole seems to be tighter.

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