‘Agent Carter’ EXCLUSIVE: Howard Stark’s Freedom Hangs in the Balance

A spin-off of Captain America, Agent Carter continues the story of S.S.R. Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). Now relegated to administrative office duties by the misogynists who run her department, Peggy is hungry to get in on the action. And just in time, Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) comes in with the perfect mission. An old friend of Peggy’s, Stark is being framed for selling his weapons of mass destruction to the enemy, and he seeks Peggy’s help to clear his name. Of course for Peggy, double-timing your agency doesn’t come without any risks.

The pilot episode of the series saw Peggy attempting to stop the transportation of Stark super-explosives acquired by the enemy Leviathan at the Roxxon Oil Power Plant. When the mission goes awry, Peggy and her trusty Stark-assigned sidekick Jarvis (James D’Arcy) speed away from the exploding factory, but not withoutĀ ripping the bumper off their vehicle. As seen in the exclusive clip from Tuesday’s episode, that proves to be a serious problem as the S.S.R. agents trace the license plate left in the wreckage to the one and only Howard Stark. Now it’s not a matter of if, but when they’ll put together the clues and find out about Peggy’s big secret.

Tune in to see how it all unravels when Marvel’s Agent Carter airs on ABC on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

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