Okay, I’ve got to know: what happened here.
Apparently, you’re not allowed to touch your own license plate, other than to apply the registration stickers around your birthday — even if your goal is to try and make your license plate more legible. So I’ve seen plenty of Ontario license plates where the blue paint has faded off of the letters, and the whole thing just looks like an etching in white metal. One wonders what happens when they try to get on Highway 407. Are they tolled?
But what happened here? The license plate isn’t faded, it’s melted. It leads to all sorts of speculation. Was Agent Carter driving and was she fleeing from a Stark-inspired inferno? Did hooligans go after it with a blow-torch? Is this one of these experimental paper license-plates and it got left in the rain? What?