'Agent Carter' Drops Jarvis Bombshell and Sets Big Shift in Motion

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[Warning: spoilers ahead for Tuesday's episode of Agent Carter, "Time and Tide."]

Agent Carter is off and running.

After last week's two-hour premiere, the ABC show proved that it's just getting started when it comes to unraveling the mystery of Howard Stark's (Dominic Cooper) missing weapons. 

Here are five things that demand discussion following Tuesday's show.

Jarvis was dishonorably discharged from the military

During his interrogation, we learned Jarvis (James D'Arcy) was dishonorably charged, because in helping protect his Jewish wife, he broke a few laws along the way. Jarvis avoided prosecution because Howard interceded. That explains Jarvis' extreme loyalty to Stark, and also makes both of them even more likable. Peggy could certainly relate to Jarvis' plight.

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"My involvement with you and Mr. Stark, on its face could be considered treasonous," she told Jarvis.

Jarvis could potentially be deported for his crimes — at least according to his interrogation — and his wife knows nothing about them. This all ups the stakes for the character. 

Sousa is hunting Peggy and Jarvis

Many fans want Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) to end up being the husband Peggy talked about in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. These potential love birds have one major obstacle: Sousa is convinced whoever called in the SSA tip about the Stark weapons is behind the death of Krzeminski (Kyle Bornheimer). He'll do whatever it takes to bring that person to justice. This is setting up a cat and mouse game that could potentially last until the end of the season. 

What's the symbol? 

The big mystery is what bad guy Leet Brannis  (James Frain) scrawled in the dirt before dying last week. Luckily, Peggy had a handy book of symbols and began looking for clues there. No luck. She and Jarvis finally discovered a ship with the mysterious heart, but were no closer to learning what it means. 

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Deaths matter in Agent Carter

Krzeminski's death was surprisingly weighty. Even though he was set up as a jerk, Carter and the other characters took it hard — with Peggy uncharacteristically shaken in that final scene in the diner. 

Ahead of the series premiere, Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) teased that the show would never be quite what viewers expect. This episode sets in motion that sort of uncertainty that she spoke of. 

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