Marvel’s Agent Carter Season 2 Finale Recap: "Hollywood Ending"
On last night's season 2 finale episode of Marvel's Agent Carter, "Hollywood Ending," (originally airing March 1, 2016), Peggy (Hayley Atwell) needs Howard Stark to eliminate Zero Matter as they are faced with a mission none of them could come back from. For more intel on Agent Carter, access the Marvel's Agent Carter recap Field Report below for "Hollywood Ending."
Manfredi Needs Help: As Peggy, Wilkes and Howard come up with a game plan on what to do with Whitney Frost, Joseph Manfredi (guest star Ken Marino) pays a visit to Stark mansion, much to everyone's surprise. It turns out that Howard's old friend needs some assistance with Whitney, who refuses to stop working and leave her room. Later, with Manfredi's help, Peggy and Sousa sneak into Whitney's room to get clues on her next steps.
She Holds the Key: While waiting for Whitney to show up, Thompson confronts Peggy about turning him in once they get back to New York. When Peggy assures him she wouldn't, he presents her with an Arena Club lapel pin - that is actually a key - that he'd found with Vernon Masters' belongings. What the key is for, they would have to figure out.
Zap!: As they had predicted, Whitney arrives with her eye on one thing: the rift. As she heads toward the rift, Howard uses the gamma cannon and zaps Whitney, causing the Zero Matter out of her and removing her powers, including the scar on her face. A powerless Whitney is devastated and is promptly arrested.
Saving Sousa: Although Whitney Frost situation has been taken care of, there's one other problem: the rift is becoming unstable and needs to be shut down. With the gamma cannon recharging, there's just one way to do that and it involves someone getting sucked into the rift. While Peggy, Howard, Wilkes, Jarvis and Thompson make cases as to why they should be the ones, Sousa slips by and sacrifices himself. The gang fights to save him and, thanks to a sacrifice of one of Howard's cars, they're successful.
New Home: Still devastated at the outcome, Whitney laments her problems to her husband Calvin Chadwick. Calvin encourages her to keep looking and assures her it will be okay. Whitney expresses her appreciation for Calvin... to an empty room. Their exchange is all in her head as she is actually in a psychiatric facility, talking to herself as she looks out the window.
FINALLY: Peggy closes the case with Sousa at the Los Angeles SSR office before heading back to New York. Sousa addresses what happened at the rift, reprimanding her for her reckless actions and saving him. She responds by kissing him... finally.
Who Killed Thompson?: As Thompson prepares to go back to New York solo, he answers the knock at his hotel room door. Whoever is at the door takes him by surprise, shooting the chief and killing him. Who shot Thompson?
Missed last night's season finale? Watch the full episode of "Hollywood Ending" here!