Can we have real talk for a minute?
Just a minute, and I swear I’ll go back to my regular programming.
There’s been something that’s been weighing on my heart. And I want to get it out in the open.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is an ensemble show. It just is. That’s what it was from the very beginning. Six people trying to save the world in the shadows. And what makes the show so brilliant is the writers get to delve into the human condition and really flesh out relationships.
In a superhero show.
Trust me, I’ve had to spot check a lot of superhero shows lately.
And Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. just is on a whole other level in terms of authenticity and heart.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is also a drama. It’s meant to have lots of action, lots of darkness, and…
…lots of conflict.
Watching happy after happy scene of FitzSimmons does not fit into the show.
Or they could be happy as hell, but just offscreen.
There isn’t room for both.
This season, especially, I’ve seen a lot of flack at the writers for not caring about FItzSimmons or wasting their storyline. And to be honest, it’s been hurtful to witness.
And I know some of you must be hurting because you didn’t get what you thought would happen, and that’s fine. Your feelings are validated.
But I’ve seen this “misery loves company” mentality where others just feed off the outrage and speak for the entire fandom, and that bothers me.
Because this fan has absolutely fucking loved what the writers have done with these two characters every step of the way. And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.
From the get-go, I’ve just wanted FitzSimmons to have more screen time, and in season 4, they shine a lot more as individuals and are featured in the A storylines a lot more, and I love that.
And then we got some heartwarming scenes, and I’ve loved that too.
And now, they’re going to get this brilliant storyline where Jemma rescues her man (which is what the fandom has been wanting, mind), and I couldn’t be more excited.
Just. This last episode was a masterpiece in every way.
And yet, I’ve still come across negativity about it.
And, to be honest, it’s exhausting to witness.
Yeah, I was definitely one that thought it would be FitzSimmons against the world, but when it wasn’t I quickly changed my tune because what we got was absolutely incredible. Jemma and Daisy’s relationship astounded me. I’ve always, you know, been fond of the pair, but it just didn’t hit me how much they truly, truly meant to each other until this episode. Oh God, I’m crying again, carry on.
I’m just worried that there’s gonna be more writer trashing in this next pod. Because we will probably not like Framework Fitz very much (but HOLLA, we’ll LOVE IAIN OKAY).
So I’m just asking us all, as a fandom family, to think about the weight and impact of our words. I’m asking that we enjoy whatever’s given. I’m asking we focus on the positive.
And maybe I’m out of my depth for saying this. But the writers were the ones who saw the beauty in FitzSimmons, wrote this amazing relationship based on chemistry between actors alone, and gave them scene after scene of gut-wrenching beauty.
Please remember this as we move forward.
The writers owe us nothing. They’ve given us everything. And now, they’re giving us even more.
Jemma and Daisy are going to save their friends. Jemma is going to rescue Fitz. We are going to see the whole team in a different light.
I couldn’t ask for a better arc frankly.
And I know that it’s going to be absolutely incredible.