This is an old illustration that I never finished- it was for a collaboration that got dropped. But I’ve always been proud of the time and work I put into it, even if I now don’t have any drive or reason to complete it, so I wanted to share. Younger Talbot on a jungle adventure~
Hunter: So, mate, fill me in. What did I miss while I was gone?
Fitz: Well, Ward’s corpse was possessed by a power-crazed Inhuman who tried to take over the world with an army of super strong primitives, so Lincoln blew him up in a spaceship. Then we teamed up to fight ghosts with a guy who had a flaming skull for a head right before we got replaced by robot duplicates of ourselves who blew up the base and framed us for the attempted murder of Talbot while we got trapped in the Matrix for a few weeks where I had a relationship with an evil android who turned me into a murdering sociopath. And after we escaped from that, we had to fight the android who had turned herself into a real person with dozens of Inhuman powers and her Russian henchman who was a head in a jar mentally controlling tons of robots who all looked exactly like him. Daisy and the flaming skull guy killed the Russian head-in-a-jar man, or maybe they just destroyed his robot duplicates, (IDK, I was a little unclear on that part) and then Coulson became a flaming skull guy himself so he could burn the evil android’s newfound humanity to a pile of ash and send her to hell. Oh, and then we all got captured and spent the summer in space jail.
Hunter: Um… I kind of just meant did you and Simmons ever hook up?
Fitz: Oh yeah, totally. We’re basically living together now.
It probably hasn’t even been 24 hours since the team exited the framework. How in the actual hell do you expect Fitz to have processed the shit show that was the framework enough to have a coherent conversation about the framework with Jemma.
You guys be pushing at the writers about rushed recoveries in the past and now they aren’t rushing it you be pushing them to rush it.
THE STORY DOES NOT STOP AT THE END OF THE SEASON.
Next season will continue their road to recovery and we will have a better look at what’s going on with them. Instead of a rushed two minute totally out of place resolution in the middle of an action packed episode.
It would have been choppy, it would have broken the narrative of the episode and it would looked weird.
And I am glad they are giving themselves the time to resolve it in the coming season. We didn’t get a resolution in the end of Maveth but at the end of bouncing back they gave us what we wanted.
In 3x12 they were Fitzsimmonsing
In 3x15 they were Fitzsimmonsing and held hands
In 3x17 they Fitzsimmonsed, flirted over a dead body, made out and agreed to be boyfriend and girlfriend.
In 3x18 they went on an undercover date then proceeded to have sex.
They gave them time to heal and time to grow back together in stead of smoshing their faces together at the end of 3x10 and yelling kiss like a bunch of six year olds playing barbie and ken, and we all loved season 3b.
I’ve seen so much anger towards the writers when really they are doing a much better job than the writers of most over cable network shows. They put together a compelling season with twists and turns and magical books and none of us saw anything coming. Jed literally deserves the best director emmy for 4x15. Mallory is the queen of acting and pulled of a jaw dropping performance worthy of an emmy. We had freaking ghost rider, we had the Keonigs, we had Trip back, we had the haig, we had the wonderful Jason O'mara come and slay as Mace who we fell in love with and cried when he died, we had papa Mack with his lil baby Hope, we John Hannah who portrayed a character struggling with the nature of good and evil, we had the best themes behind the content like what it means to be human and the nature of good and evil. We had Coulson making out with a robot, we had the first ever sit down meal in four seasons, we had a proper good tie into doctor strange, he had papa Coulson showing off his award winning dad skills, we had Macks one liners and Daisy’s one liners, we had an inhuman debate that reflected real world issues, we had the flame chain, we had two fire dudes calling into a fireworks shop, we had Jemma black mailing the director, we had a Coulson and may flashback that gave us serious Philinda feels, we had more Talbot than you could shake a stick at and so so so much more. And next season they’re in outer space so that’s gotta be a laugh
Please think realistically before giving the show bad rep online. I know that it sucks about the lack of Fitzsimmons this season. It really was season where we saw them grow as individuals, because before they were Fitzsimmons they were Fitz and Simmons and they were not put on the show only to have romance with eachother.
Have hope because I have a feeling that next season we will see them grow as a couple after the framework. They will get the Perthshire even if the road there is bumpy and the weather is really bad and there a portals to alternative universes left in the middle of the road