Warning: main spoilers forward for Episode 5 of Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5, referred to as “Rewind.” If you have not had the possibility to look at but, chances are you’ll wish to take a look at a few of our non-spoilery articles till you may catch the episode.
Season 5 of Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicked off again to start with of December with the vast majority of the characters mysteriously transported into outer house and greater than 70 years in the future. There was one notable absence, nonetheless, as Fitz was nowhere to be seen. For the primary few episodes of the season, all we needed to go on with regard to Fitz was a message that he was “engaged on it” and a point out within the premiere that he wasn’t “on the record” of individuals to be taken into house. He lastly (and inexplicably) turned up within the ultimate moments of final week’s episode. Now, “Rewind” lastly revealed what precisely occurred to him after that killer Season 4 cliffhanger.
Because it seems, Fitz merely blinked again into consciousness after the top of the Season four cliffhanger and was shocked to find that every one his associates had mysteriously disappeared. Earlier than he might even start to determine what had occurred, the authorities barged in to arrest him for all of the craziness that resulted from the L.M.D. venture and A.I.D.A. The navy of us wished the whole group in custody, and so they did not imagine Fitz when he tried to elucidate that he had no concept what occurred. By some means, all of the surveillance cameras blinked out of service for 2 minutes, throughout which the brokers apart from Fitz disappeared.
Anxious to search out out what occurred to his associates, Fitz agreed to assist the navy monitor them down, merely demanding pens, paper, books, and a TV for watching soccer. For a span of six months, Fitz’s life consisted of studying, theorizing, understanding, and watching soccer. His solely contact to the world outdoors of the navy base was letters written to a soccer fan journal. It was in the end revealed that the letters had been Fitz’s approach of contacting Hunter for for assist, and Hunter ultimately turned as much as bust Fitz from custody.
The dynamic duo started investigating to determine what occurred to all people within the diner, and their investigations led them to the house of Enoch, who simply so occurs to be a 30,000-year-old sentient being from the Cygnus constellation. Though he was despatched to Earth to look at and report the evolution of people, he started interfering with humanity when he got here throughout a “seer” who might predict an extinction-level event. In line with the seer — who’s none apart from the little woman named Robin from Season three who has develop into an Inhuman — Coulson, Could, Daisy, Jemma, Mack, and Elena had been wanted on the Lighthouse within the yr 2091, however Fitz wasn’t a part of the prophecy.
Robin did in the end reveal why Fitz wasn’t a part of the prophecy to make the preliminary journey to the Lighthouse: Fitz needed to go there differently so as to save all of them. Enoch had come to Earth in a pod that he claimed might take Fitz to his associates sooner or later, which meant that Fitz and Hunter needed to infiltrate and rob the bottom from which Fitz had solely simply escaped. Fortunately, with the assistance of a whole lot of luck and a few ferrets, the 2 found the pod and a ship crammed with all the fabric that had been confiscated from S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. They merely flew the craft away, now in possession of a complete lot of provides and the pod.
Because it seems, the pod was not truly a time machine that would take Fitz to the long run and his associates. As an alternative, it was a cryo-freeze chamber. Fitz meant to freeze himself for the subsequent 74 years, then get up in time to assist his associates. He stashed some weapons within the wall of the still-intact Lighthouse, to be retrieved as soon as he made it inside in 2091. Mack’s shotgun-axe is among the weapons, which signifies that Mack must be doubly glad to see Fitz.
Fitz froze himself, and Enoch went with him into house with the promise to wake him when the time is correct. Thankfully for him, Enoch stored himself busy over his seven a long time alone to create a plan for a way Fitz can infiltrate the Lighthouse, the place he’ll apparently face among the most ruthless and brutal “mobsters, monsters, and mercenaries within the galaxy.” This plan ought to clarify how Fitz will get into the place he was in when he turned up at the end of the earlier episode.
All issues thought of, it is wanting like Fitz might certainly be the important thing to saving the day on the Lighthouse in 2091. On the very least, he’ll be capable to ship some very obligatory provides. Hopefully he’ll additionally be capable to assist Jemma get the deafening device out of her ear and escape the Kree. This wasn’t precisely the happiest episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. thus far as Fitz was compelled to undergo a fresh hell — significantly, I am beginning to assume there’s one thing to his principle of a curse — however Hunter’s presence added some humor, even without Bobbi around.
These two had been at all times enjoyable collectively, and so they even acquired to reenact a basic scene from the Star Wars saga collectively earlier than going their separate methods, though in all probability not the scene many people would have guessed. As Fitz was about to be cryo-frozen, Hunter stated “I like you.” Fitz’s reply was, in true Empire Strikes Again-era Han Solo model, merely “I do know.” Aww.
Sadly, we’ll have to attend slightly bit to search out out what occurs subsequent. “Rewind” was the autumn finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The excellent news is that the hiatus will not be too lengthy, because the present will return on Friday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. For the dates when your different favourite exhibits shall be again on the airwaves within the new yr, check out our midseason TV premiere schedule and our 2018 Netflix premiere guide. Our rundown of 2017 cancellations can fill you in on the various exhibits that did not rating any renewals and have come to their ends.