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Agents of SHIELD Season 6 Episode 6 Review: Inescapable
A bottle episode of Agents of SHIELD never scared anyone, and seeing Fitz and Simmons reconcile all of their pain in “Inescapable” really highlighted the acting of Iain de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge. Although the story didn’t move forward much, the psychological experiment was worth the price of admission!
Join us for show news, commentary and analysis for “Inescapable,” our listener feedback segment, and the return of the renamed SHIELD Sass Report! This week we talk about memories of Coulson, the inexplicable actions of the Chronicoms, the surprising appearance of a “shadow” Simmons, the reprisal of Dr. Fitz, and much more! Remember to join the Agents of SHIELD (and other Marvel properties) discussion on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and live tweets during the episode. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite CoulSass moment in the Facebook group as well!
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Agents of SHIELD Inescapable Show Notes
TVLine’s Performers of the Week: Iaian de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge
Taltos’ screenshots of Shadow Simmons
Iain’s acting is definitely the best part about Fitz to me; also his accent. 🙂
You should watch the original run of “Charmed” Dave, it’s really good!!! Seasons 1-4 are the especially golden years of the series.
Did they use the universe line because “Us against the universe!” is a Skimmons tagline so NO to FitzSimmons ever using that!
Ugh I wish there were consequences for the Fitzsimmons relationship Dave but it’s Fitzsimmons and they are the pairing for the series so nothing will effect them unless the writers get tired of them.
The Fitzsimmons proposal is not good. 🙂
I still don’t get why they’re acting so broken up about Fitz’s “death” because he really didn’t die, not like Coulson; had Fitz been an alternate reality Fitz not just past Fitz it might be one thing but again having Fitz still alive in the past and using that as a cop out to his death is just weak to me so I will admittedly laugh at that plot and point out all it’s issues just like the writers spit on it in season 5. I mean really what was the point of that plot in the end? Fitz isn’t really dead and it’s not like they spent a season at least believing he was either – they basically started looking for old Fitz the minute future Fitz’s body was on the plane; it’s cheap drama that undercuts your emotional death scene for him. I’m not a fan of Fitz as it is as you both know but when they do a garbage plot with him on top of things…I’m compelled to be forever bitter and trash it just as hard as they did with the execution. In the grand scheme there was no reason to kill future Fitz except to fill plot time now by looking for past Fitz; had he been dead and Iain played a new character like Clark at least that would have been a new plot but this – we saw it with Jemma in S3 when she was on the other planet. Also Fitzsimmons fighting over their past actions – see S4; fighting is what they do in part. The “death of Fitz” was just a total bust for me!
Fitz definitely crushed on Aida at least!
If they’re using something that accesses memories and they’re together maybe the college scene was Jemma from Jemma’s POV and Fitz from Fitz’s POV so it’s not an accurate memory to either but a combination of their one shared moment of that experience?
Mike Jemma definitely has a dark side, see season 2! 🙂
Fitzsimmons being seen as just a pair is just one of the issues I have with them Dave; to be fair this is not a them specific issue, it’s a pairing issue in general when some couples get together but when you start as a duo like Fitz and Simmons did then it just makes it worse. The other problem with them in this area is like most pairings you have one character written to more than the other and I have said since S3 Fitzsimmons is more about Fitz than Fitz’s and Jemma’s relationship; S3 was more about Fitz finding Jemma rather than the team doing it even though Jemma and Daisy are friends (at least) and Jemma is an agent May and Coulson would feel responsible for…S4 was more about them dealing with Fitz’s dark side and his obsession with Aida while Jemma just excused him (yes some you get from her because she doesn’t want to believe what she sees but you can’t explain away everything)…and S5 was about them again finding each other yet once they do it becomes more about them dealing with Fitz’s fallout which is fair to address but it’s like Jemma has no plot beyond that. Maybe it is my Skimmons’s bias but I feel even as just a Jemma fan I can see it – the Fitzsimmons romance to me is more about Fitz for the writers and the pair dealing with his plots than it ever has been about Jemma. Of course if they cared about Jemma as an individual there would be no Fitzsimmons romance most likely because all of S2 she said she loved Fitz as a brother only and in the S1 finale when he makes his feelings clear she kisses him everywhere intentionally but his lips so I’ve felt for years they never cared about her beyond the fact she makes Fitz happy and while she’s not as bad as her S3 writing I still feel it’s more about him than her. They are always danger close to going back to having Jemma just be Fitz’s girlfriend who works at SHIELD also than being an agent herself; this is why I say S2 was her best season possibly because she’s felt like the individual she is! S4 is also good because even with her fixing Fitz’s issues she still had things outside of him and interacted with more than just him. Again I will forever say a Fitzsimmons romance is not a good match for Jemma at least!
Of course Daisy is going to come for her girlfriend. 🙂
I’M SO READY FOR THE TEAM TO BE BACK TOGETHER!
Honestly I will be HIGHLY surprised if Fitz faces consequences for what he did to Daisy; again Fitz is kind of a protected character when it comes to how the writers treat him seeing fallout so I could see Daisy waving it off as “Not really you” before I could see Fitz facing repercussions.
I definitely prefer when the sass section is just that instead of being limited to Coulson because others have some good moments too. 🙂
I’ll always remember you evil Fitz because you are awesome!