Peggy Carter Links to Avengers: Endgame:
This last season of Agents of SHIELD seems to be showing major connections relating to the rest of the MCU. It has already shown us the origin of the Super Soldier Serum, and just recently, we also got another connection to Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the third episode – “Alien Commies From the Future!” Furthermore, Season 7 is directly connecting to ABC’s canceled show Agent Carter as it takes place in the aftermath of Agent Carter Season 2. But people are surely wondering if things are also connecting with the ending of Avengers: Endgame. Let’s find out.
Even though Hayley Atwell hasn’t appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Carter, a direct connection to the series has been made through Enver Gjokaj’s Daniel Sousa. The last time we saw Daniel Sousa was in Agent Carter Season 2, and the year according to the MCU timeline was 1947. As of now, Sousa appears as a high ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent 8 years after the events of Agent Carter season 2 as Coulson and co have travelled to 1955, and will be teaming up with Sousa in the next episode.
Anyway, Sousa’s appearance has also given us a bit of clarity upon Peggy Carter’s marital status. At the end of Season 2, Peggy and Sousa ended up being together. But right now, Sousa is one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. officials, and after seeing the episode, it was clear that the relationship between Peggy and Sousa didn’t last. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Peggy revealed that she did get married, but the husband was not revealed. All fans were hoping that the husband would actually be none other than Sousa, but that clearly isn’t the case. In fact, we already know that the writers of Avengers: Endgame always intended Cap to be that husband as they believe that Cap ended up in the same timeline and got married to Peggy Carter.
Keeping the analogy of the Endgame directors about Captain America’s final act aside, and considering what writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus wanted to be the reality, it is clear that Sousa and Peggy’s relationship didn’t last long. Steve Rogers came back to Peggy in 1949. That means Sousa & Peggy’s relationship would’ve ended by that time. It would’ve only lasted for a little more than a year at max, if not less. It’d be interesting to see if Sousa reveals how & when his relationship with Peggy ended.
Furthermore, it’d be huge if the show brings Peggy Carter back once more. If she does return, then we’d see her as a married woman because Peggy got married in 1953. And her appearance in 1955 might even reveal her husband. If we get the acknowledgment that it is indeed Steve Rogers who is her husband, then that’d be huge. It’d give us more clarity on MCU’s time travel (or probably confuse us a bit more). Either way, we’re going to love it if this is actually the MCU connection that the show creatives were hinting about.
The Co-Creator of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jed Whedon, and former Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb recently spoke to Deadline, and they teased that something will definitely happen when we talk about a crossover with the core MCU. Here’s what they said when asked about it:
“WHEDON: We’re going to bump into something.
LOEB: (LAUGHS) Yeah, we’ll bump into something.
BELL: Something will definitely happen.”
While there could be a big connection, we should still not be all in with the idea of Agent Carter appearing on the show. That’s because there is a chance that the next episode could just be the last of the 1955 era, and Episode 5 would take us to the 80s as Phil Coulson actor Clark Gregg has mentioned in the past. If that happens, then we should probably hope for a Captain Marvel connection instead. Let’s see what happens.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 7 returns with its episode 4 “Out of the Past” next Wednesday.