10. Hollywood Ending Right off the bat, Howard steals the episode with 'you hit a woman with my car' and 'she's a two-time Oscar nominee' -- and he never looks back. Enjoyed that they took a moment to comment on all those Howard self-portraits in the mansion. lol. Didn't expect he'd be buddies with Manfredi -- and the mustard and that underwear line. omg. Pretty cool to bring back the hover car concept and even reference the one seen in the first Cap movie. R.I.P. Hover Car 2.0. And ah yes, going out with a swim in the nude. That's our Howard. Whitney Frost didn't really get to do anything cool with her powers. Basically, all she did was get progressively more nuts. Pity. Her just walking right into the trap was so anti-climactic. It was nice touch to start off her last scene in her delusion and you know something's up if Calvin was there. Throughout this episode, I kept thinking "Oh no, are they going to kill Sousa?" Stuck on window. Almost sucked into the rift. Kissed Peggy. But he survived! I'm on the fence about the last bit leading to the kiss. I was actually hoping Carter wouldn't choose neither and at the last minute, some agent or Howlin' Commando steps into Sousa's door asking for help on a new crisis. Jarvis had some good ones in there like 'you can actually hear the sound of their egos growing' but mainly being there for Peggy as her steadfast ally and friend. Joseph Manfredi got probably the saddest ending. Heart broke twice and goes to visit her in the asylum at the end... plus he found out Hank was working with the feds against him. Cheeky of them to make fun of the portal in The Avengers when Samberly said, 'Can't open a rift to another world in the middle of downtown.' At least I think it was a friendly jab. A nice callback to season one was the reversal of sorts with Jack getting the dinner orders at Carter's behest. Pity Rose got the short end of the stick in this episode. She should have gotten to go to Stark Pictures, too, darn it. And she got was a comedic flirt scene with Howard. Eh! At least Samberly got to be a big part of the episode. And Carter got one least scene with Ana before the end. And it sounds like this is the start of the Long Beach branch of Stark Industries and the Arc Reactor project with Wilkes as a part of it. Pretty damn cool. So they left it vague with Vernon Masters. I don't blame the crew. Kurtwood Smith is awesome. But we last saw Vernon with some Zero Matter in him... I suppose there's the chance he'll return in a season 3 with powers. Perhaps as a member of the Council of Nine. Four. Five with him. At least they dedicated a scene with Sousa and Thompson purging the SSR LA office of Vernon's loyalists. After everything we went through with Jack and now he's back to being square with Peggy -- I actually hope he survives the gunshot. I didn't look like he was shot in the head or heart. The redacted Carter file. As I said, I think it's actually about Michael Carter who faked his death, was involved in that June 1944 village massacre, and shot Thompson at the end. The file did only saw "Agent M. Carter" if I recall correctly. Not "Agent Magaret Carter." By then she was with the SSR, too. And we didn't see Michael's supposed death nor a body. But how this person knew Jack now had the file instead of Vernon. So the person knew/was told that Nick got the file and gave it to Jack in London a couple days ago, got their orders, and tracked Jack - who happened to have the file back in his possession. Hmm. Probably the more annoying unanswered question was the Arena Club pin mystery. Jerking us around since season one and all they revealed it is literally a key. Ugh. Okay, so someone on the Council has something cool and probably powerful and dangerous locked away somewhere. And it's something Dottie knew about despite not taking orders from Leviathan anymore. Carter's got a lot of eggs to deal with heading forward -- a boyfriend who's a supervisor, Leviathan, Red Room, Dottie Underwood, Secret Empire/The Council, Vernon, the Arena Club pin, whoever shot Jack, Maggia sticks around even into modern day probably if those two in Seagate were any indication, the Cold War, running out of vacation days, keeping Howard out of trouble... girl can deal though.