What do you think the chances of fitzsimmons taking a break from their relationship are? That sneak peek has me worried that Jemma isn't confident in Fitz's love for her.
Shout out to @jessiecrimefighter for hashing this out with me!
HERE is the meta I did on the peek and Fitzsimmons break up fears. Please remember with all these teases they want us to be worried because they want us to watch. Last season they preyed on one of Fitzsimmons is the fallen agent because they just got together. This season its them staying together.
Fitz’s feelings for Jemma are not in question. He flat out said that he loved Jemma and only Jemma. That even though he thinks their future is gone, he still and will always love her. Loves her so much it hurts even. Jemma heard every word of that. He has choice again and he CHOSE Jemma no question.
Jemma still loves him, that didn’t change either. She knows that The Doctor is not her Fitz, and her Fitz is now home…and he needs help. He’s drowning in his own demons. He THINKS that Jemma doesn’t want him anymore. That she can’t stand him anymore after what he was forced to do in the Framework.
The more I watch that peek the more I see the parallels of the 3x08 pre kiss scene only the roles are reversed a bit. Sadly I don’t think that this particular conversation is going to end in a kiss (fee free to surprise me Bell).
Fitz is also doing exactly what I predicted he would (I would be concerned otherwise). Not only is he reeling from his other life, the fact he helped create AIDA’s new and powerful body, and what he created is continuing to hurt and hunt his friends. We already say him like this this season to a lesser degree. In 14 as he reeled from Radcliffe’s betrayal and what Radcliffe was using the Framework and AIDA for. Now that’s been escalated even more. Because what AIDA did to him was so awful….and sadly a lot like what Radcliffe did only on a much grander and more hurtful scale. She insists it was all his choice but it wasn’t, she was steering his actions and manipulating his heart all along in there to get what she wanted.
He’s having that crisis of confidence in his skills. He now is worried that whatever he does is only going to make things worse. And he’s concerned he’s created an unstoppable weapon.
With the “Do you want to kill her,” is a parallel of the “Do you love him”. Jemma isn’t concerned he doesn’t want to kill her because he loves her. She saw him believe in and protect AIDA after Broken Promises. So its okay for her to be worried. Fitz isn’t the only one we saw hesitant to kill because of the Framework, May said the same thing, “there has been enough killing”.
Jemma’s fear/desire to kill AIDA is also for Fitz’s safety. “We are going to build a life together whether you want to or not!” The man she loves, the man who has been stolen from her, is being hunted by something incredibly dangerous, obsessed, and powerful. AIDA singled him out not only for his mind but for his heart. Keeping him from AIDA’s clutches, that fear she’ll take him from her again, that she’ll hurt him even more has to terrify her. This is Jemma’s “I lost you once, I can’t lose you again”.
We also have to remember how raw this all still really is. They haven’t had a chance to properly address it. Fitz doesn’t know that Jemma heard what he said and is trying to keep his distance since he thinks their future is dead. Jemma hasn’t had a chance to tell him otherwise. And sadly there are some more pressing issues as everything erupts around them. They need a minute to breath and its a minute they simply don’t have.
I know its hard to trust the writers right now. This season has fallen woefully short of our expectations for Fitzsimmons. We went in thinking we’d get domestic, happy, coupley, science Fitzsimmons…rather they have been separated more than ever and been fighting to get back to each other one way or another. Us and the characters have been emotionally devastated more than once. The writers are also well aware that the fandoms is pretty burned out and upset right now. Yes that scene in 21 was amazing but that alone isn’t enough “pay off” for what has been set up.
They put us (and Fitzsimmons) through the ringer and breaking them up after all of that would be not only unstatisfying…but would likely drive a lot of fans away. They kept saying it will be worth it, hang in there…well breaking them up is by no means worth it. And its not just shippers that are at the “Enough already” point, its critics and even non shippers saying its time to let them be a couple.
Its not going to be easy. I know a concern with the fandom was they weren’t going to properly address Fitz’s trauma…now that it seems they are we need to hang tight as they do that. Jemma is going to fight for him. She needs to have that discussion with him that their future isn’t dead, its just beginning, and they will fix this together. She also needs to help him see he was manipulated, no matter what AIDA says she was manipulating things in the Framework, Fitz most of all. And the fact that he is having guilt and remorse for what was done means he is nothing like Ward who blamed his actions on others.