elizaminniick:

Peggy Carter in Every Episode → SNAFU (1×07)
“You think you know me, but I’ve never been more than what each of you has created. To you, I’m the stray kitten, left on your doorstep to be protected. The secretary turned damsel in distress. The girl on the pedestal, transformed into some daft whore. You’re behaving like children. What’s worse What’s far worse Is that this is just shoddy police work. You were inches away from the woman that you want when you loaded me into your car.”

poirott:

“Poirot has most of the characteristics that the British of the time were supposed to despise in bourgeois foreigners. He is vain, fussy, dapper and conceited enough to expect that everyone has heard of him and admires him. Yet it is vital that he is acceptable as a foreign hero to the readers. So although he has the veneer of a foreigner, he possesses the manners, social graces, values and sentiments so important to the British. His friendship with a proven British loyalist, Captain Hastings, also endorses his credibility.”
– Cathy Cook, The Agatha Christie Miscellany