What on earth is going on with Jemma in 5.03?!

Since I figured I’d get an ask or two on this I decided to do a meta with my early thoughts and ideas on what Jemma is being rescued from!

Daisy decides she will rescue Simmons, even she must risk everything to do so. 

I’ve been theorizing for awhile now that the team would be split up once they got to space, and this looks to confirm that.   At the very least Jemma has been isolated from the others…and Daisy has enough freedom to be able to go for her.   It remains to be seen if Daisy is: 

  • With the Scavengers and the others  Though its odd no one else on the team is in on the rescue if they are with Daisy….unless its they are running interference so Daisy can sneak off to get to Jemma.
  • If Daisy is with Jemma.  
  • If Daisy is in yet another location/with another group.

Jemma must be separated from the team at some point in 1 or 2 be it she’s snatched in the chaos of a fight, the team is captured and separated that way, or she is lured into some sort of trap.  Here are my early options as to why.   As always spoilers could totally change this.

  • Her skills.  Last season Fitz was used/targeted/manipulated for his skills.  There could be some role reversal this season and whoever singled her out needed her bio/chem skills.  She is the expert on Inhumans biology.  
    • Jemma’s default when kidnapped is sass and you can go jump off a cliff if you think I’m going to help you.   Unless they have leverage to force her hand she’s going to be a hostage from hell.  
  • No Good Deed:   Jemma could save someone at some point and that act of kindness lands her in some hot water.
  • He will come for me:   Something I’ve got my eye on is Fitz being left behind.  If he’s not supposed to be there and him showing up really messes with someone’s plans.   Jemma’s insistence and faith that he WILL come for her might rock the boat.  
  • I need to get to Fitz:  Jemma could try to get to Fitz, figure out why he was left, or even get a brief moment of contact before getting cut off.  The Spacenappers went to all the trouble of getting the team and don’t want them leaving so soon.  And might not take kindly to efforts to get home or contact the person they left behind.
  • Betrayed:  Some of their new ‘friends’ betray them and use Jemma as a bargaining chip to get something or someone for themselves.
  • Left Field:  Something out of left field that isn’t on my radar yet or its on my radar and I’m afraid to say it out loud because its just so crazy. 

I suspect a big part of what will happen in 3 is we’ll see Daisy and Deke teaming up and its a good way to let us as viewers to get to know him.   As his description says… Deke is the ultimate survivor and roguish scavenger, the guy who can get people what they need, but at a price of his asking. With his sharp mind and quick wit, he is both a real asset in a tight spot and a hard man to trust.  Daisy might make some sort of deal with him in order to get his help in saving Jemma.  

I’m also ready for rescuing Jemma and the girls getting back to the others to take multiple episodes…possibly until Fitz gets to them as well.

When you've

Been reading a long multiple chapter fanfic which you have had to wait weeks upon weeks to update and suddenly its complete and you get to the final chapter only to find it’s an authors note and they have decided not to continue writing the fic…

Originally posted by shitpostempire

  • Elena: I’m cold
  • Mack: Here, take my jacket
  • Jemma: Fitz, I’m cold too
  • Fitz: What? *taking off jacket* I told you to bring more layers but of course you didn’t listen and now *piling scarves on her* now look, I’ve got to make sure you don’t FREEZE to death and *taking somebody else’s hat* how long have you been cold you should’ve said something sooner
  • Bobbi: Hunter, I'm also cold-
  • Daisy: Robbie, I'm-
  • Robbie: *turns into the Ghost Rider*
  • Daisy: *steps closer to him* Oh that's nice.
  • Coulson (preparing to remove jacket): ...aren't you gonna say you're cold?
  • May: No. I actually brought a jacket.
  • Coulson: Aw, man.

his sharp edges somehow only make him softer
his broken heart only beats louder in the silence

and it would be easier, to not love him
if you didn’t know how bright his smile is
if you didn’t know that his touch can be gentle

it would be easier, to not want to save him
if you didn’t know how reassuring his words are
if you didn’t know that he’d sacrifice himself so you could live

and wouldn’t it make it easier for him, not to love you
if you weren’t the missing pieces that his soul longs for

—  sometimes only the hurt can heal each other by Abby S

All kidding aside, Stranger Things season two is probably one of the better examples of the “separated lovers trying to find their way back to each other” trope. Yeah, talking about Mike and Jane here.

Both became their own person during their journeys, we actually experienced their journeys from beginning to end, and their reunion scene made the entire journey worth it. No bullshit obstacles and unnecessary rando love interests. All the obstacles made sense within the story. And, you genuinely want them to meet again.

Well done Duffer Brothers.

(Side note: See Agents of SHIELD, this is how you do a “reunited lovers” storyline. Sorry, I’m never gonna let y’all bury the Will Daniels storyline. Whenever I get the chance, I will put y’all on blast for it)