'Agent Carter' season 2 updates: Zero Matter a huge part of Agent Carter's mission, Madame Masque's origin story

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Season 2 of “Agent Carter” just aired a two-hour episode Tuesday night, with a new setting, missions, and enemy ahead of the story.

In the two-hour show titled “The Lady and the Lake” and “A View in the Dark” for episodes 1 and 2, respectively, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) was involved in the investigation of a frozen corpse in Los Angeles, along with Agent Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). Eventually, she encountered the scientist working with Isodyn Corporation named Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin).

Further into the investigation, they found out that an older lady named Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) and her husband are connected with the company. The episodes also revealed the same mysterious black element that was seen on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” called the Zero Matter, which Wilkes caught a glimpse of and was apparently inside Frost.

In an interview with showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas with Entertainment Weekly, Fazekas revealed that the presence of the Zero Matter on Frost is a “gift” as she will now have more freedom to function on her own, rather than obey her husband.

She explained, “This is our own version of a Madame Masque ‘origin story,’ where we get to see why she does what she does and even if her actions are villainous, you understand why she’s doing what she’s doing.”

As for Wilkes, the effect of the substance will be an affliction and will be a huge part of Agent Carter’s mission in season 2, revealed Butters. Wilkes will be able to help Agent Carter find ways to bring down Zero Matter, “but being exposed to this substance exacts a toll on him both physically and mentally,” Butters explained. She added, “In a way, the battle between Whitney Frost and Peggy becomes a battle for Wilkes’ soul.”

Aside from these, fans will also see more of a love conflict within Agent Carter for Wilkes and Sousa and more of the character of Dottie (Bridget Regan) in season 2 of “Agent Carter.”

The show airs Tuesday nights at 9 P.M. ET on ABC. The next episode, titled “Better Angels” will come on Jan. 26.