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The 10 best (and hottest) Jonny Bailey moments of 2016

It was a breakout year for the tiny prince, who started the year by stealing the show as a grieving, sexually conflicted estate agent in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Crashing, and ended the year wowing audiences at the St. James Theatre as the charming and terrible Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years. In between, Jonny appeared as Ophelia Lovibond’s hapless fiance in Hooten and the Lady, filmed a role in Michaela Coel’s acclaimed comedy Chewing Gum, and celebrated the release of the American Psycho cast album with co-stars Cassie Compton and favorite accessory Hugh Skinner. And he posed for some gorgeous photographs, in formal wear for Hackett of London, and in the more casual environs of Shoreditch Park in a beautiful shoot for Wonderland magazine. 

May we see even more of him in 2017.  

  • Peggy: If I allow people to get close to me, I'm putting them in danger.
  • Jarvis: So your solution is to remove yourself from the world you wish to protect? Where's the sense in that? There is not a man or woman, no matter how fit he or she may be, who is capable of carrying the entire world on their shoulders.
  • Peggy: Steve was.
  • Jarvis: From what Mr. Stark has told me, Captain Rogers relied heavily on..you. For courage, strategy, and moral guidance. You were his support.
  • Jarvis: Your desire to help others is noble. But I doubt you'll find much success unless you allow others to help you.

The Agents’ #FridayReads, January edition…
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You, Caroline Kepnes (Agent 3rdrail)
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Binary Star, Sarah Gerard (Agent Agent Agent Agent)
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How To Be Both, Ali Smith (Agent Ampersand)
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No Name, Wilkie Collins (Agent Austen)
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Shady Characters, Keith Houston (Agent Bridge)
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The Empathy Exams, Leslie Jamison (Agent Brooklina)
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The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (Agent Bumblebee)
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Yes Please, Amy Poehler (Agent Daily Double)
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The Year of Reading Dangerously, Andy Miller (Agent Dreamer)
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All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr (Agent Eyre)
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Delta of Venus, Anaïs Nin (Agent Figtree)
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The Secret Lives of Codebreakers, Sinclair McKay (Agent Laundry)
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Freedom, Jonathan Franzen (Agent Llama)
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The True Story of the Monster Billy Dean, David Almond (Agent Neon Sloth)
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If on a winter’s night a traveler, Italo Calvino (Agent Pineapple)
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An Unnecessary Woman, Rabih Alameddine (Agent Polar Sphinx)
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Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon (Agent Prefect)
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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of the Buddha, Tara Brach (Agent Provocateur)
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Yes Please, Amy Poehler (Agent Saurus)
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The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (Agent Silvertongue) 
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Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness (Agent Southpaw)
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Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (Agent Sunshine)
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Spinster, Kate Bolick (Agent Touchdown)
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Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2), Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham (Agent Velocipede)
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Wolf in White Van, John Darnielle (Agent Woollysocks)
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  • Edwin: There's not a man or a woman, not matter fit who he or she may be, who is capable of carrying the entire world on their shoulders.
  • Peggy: Steve was.
  • Edwin: From what Mr. Stark told me, Captain Rogers relied heavily on you for courage, strategy and moral guidance, You were his support.

The Agents’ #FridayReads, April Fools’ edition… The Spies get spied!
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The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander. (F, 30s, short hair, big earrings, almost missed her stop)
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American Housewife, Helen Ellis (F, 30s, blanket scarf wrapped around neck, ready to flip to next pg, Red SB)
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Grunt, Mary Roach (F, 30s, long hair with turquoise streaks, brown Doc Martens, High Sierra backpack, Q train)
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Blameless, Gail Carriger (F, 20s, blue scarf, Strand tote, chortling aloud, 6 train)
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M Train, Patti Smith (F, 30s, short black hair, baby asleep in carrier, walking laps, Maple Park)
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The Folded Clock, Heidi Julavits (F, 30s, khaki jacket, lots of dark curly hair, writing in the margins, Greenpoint waterfront)
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Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance (F, 20s, long dark hair, flouncy blue sundress, Penguin tote bag, steps of the Met)
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Quiet, Susan Cain (F, 30s, (F, 30s, tall, furrowed brow, playing with hair, F train)
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Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts (F, 50s, purple boots, big black purse, 6 train)
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Ruins (X-Files Book 4), Kevin J. Anderson (F, 20s, glasses, “No Prob-Llama” tote bag, smirking, Red Line)
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The Caped Crusade, Glen Wheldon. (F, 20s, denim jacket with iron-on patches, M86.)
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We Love You, Charlie Freeman, Kaitlyn Greenidge (F, 20s, sunglasses, using pencil as bookmark, South Station)
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Oreo, Fran Ross (F, 20s, black hair, black eyeliner, gold nail polish, Hamilton hat, G train)
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A Gathering of Shadows, V.E. Schwab (F, 20s, brown hair, coffee in one hand book in the other, Brown Line)
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Jazz, Toni Morrison (F, 20s, long brown hair, making copious margin notes; 65 bus ib)
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Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff (F, 30s, running attire, messy ponytail, duffle bag, looking tired, A train)
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The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (F, 20s, brown hair, colorful ikat scarf, huge black purse, Brooklyn Kolache Co)
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The Flamethowers, Rachel Kushner (F, 20s, adjusting glasses, nose ring, blue messenger, 33rd St Path)

But imagine...

About thirty more seconds after the scene fade out. Peggy’s still standing on the bridge, soaking in her first moment of peace she’s had in a while. All traces of Steve’s blood are gone now. The city is safe. Dottie’s still out there somewhere. 

In this moment though, Peggy allows herself to enjoy just a sliver of calmness. The sun is still setting over the city. The air has a slight chill. The tears in her eyes are still forming, but they are not all sad. For now, everyone is safe and that is all she could hope for.

“You alright, English?” a concerned voice asks, followed by a gentle hand resting on her back; between her shoulder blades. The touch startles Peggy at first, but she knows the familiar touch of Angie Martinelli.

“I think so,” she replies, wiping at her eyes. “Sorry to have run off like that.”

“No worries,” the woman smiles, “It’s not like we live in the biggest city in America and you’re a hard lady to track down or nothin’.”

Peggy stares at the younger woman’s poor attempt to keep a serious face. The moment her lips crack into even the faintest hint of a smile, Peggy bursts into an uncontrollable fit of laughter. The fresh tears in her eyes not ones of sadness, but of joy.Angie just laughs right along with her until both are trying to catch their breath.

“Thank you, Angie,” Peggy says, doing her best to compose herself, “I needed a bit of a laugh today.”

“Glad I could be of assistance,” Angie smirks. “Whadya say we hang it up for today and head back to the new place, unless you wanna stay out longer?”

Peggy looks out across the horizon once more taking a deep breath. the air smells of ocean water, upcoming rain, and the subtle notes of Angie’s perfume. All of it combined eases Peggy’s tensed nerves. Maybe just for now she does not have to worry as much.

“Let’s go,” Peggy replies, moving away from the railing and towards the walkway, pulling Angie’s hand along with hers.