Warning: many spoilers forward for Episode four of Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5, known as “A Life Earned.”
When Season 5 of Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted again at first of December, there was one noticeable absence among the many group of parents transported by means of time and house to the Kree-controlled Lighthouse. Good outdated Leopold Fitz was nowhere to be seen, left behind on Earth whereas all his mates and lady love had been despatched very far-off from him, as a result of nothing good ever happens to Fitz. Except for a cryptic message within the Season 5 premiere that Fitz was “engaged on it,” he merely hasn’t been round. Now, S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced Fitz again in an enormous method, however not how we anticipated.
Fitz did not flip up in “A Life Earned” till the very finish, however it was a heck of an entrance. He appeared as a part of a crowd of consumers who had visited Kasius on the Lighthouse with the aim of shopping for Inhumans. Having captured Daisy on the finish of final week’s episode, Kasius knew that he was going to be a really wealthy man as soon as the bidding was over, and he proposed an exhibition of Inhumans to point out off their talents. One potential purchaser wasn’t proud of this and emerged from the group, carrying a masks to obscure his options. He protested that since Daisy is the Destroyer of Worlds, she ought to need to struggle to the loss of life. Daisy was shocked when he unmasked himself, revealing that he’s none aside from her pal Fitz.
Now, until you detected that trace of Scottish accent in Fitz’s voice earlier than he unmasked himself (or in case you observed that the customer’s outfit matched what Fitz was carrying in all of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 promo footage), the twist most likely got here as fairly a shock. In spite of everything, so far as we knew, Fitz was “engaged on” the issue again on Earth in 2017, utilizing his mind and engineering wizardry to determine carry his mates again. If the man might work out a strategy to fetch Simmons from Maveth, certainly it was solely a matter of time earlier than he staged a grand rescue.
As a substitute, Fitz emerged from a pack of fairly dastardly characters who had been all current to look at Inhumans struggle one another for sport. His first transfer was to demand that Daisy be put in much more hazard than she would have been, and unmasking himself in entrance of her was a really dangerous transfer. If she had reacted to his sudden look, she might need by accident given the sport away. We are able to solely hope that Fitz has an extended sport in thoughts right here. A minimum of his plans appears to have extra finesse than when he tied a rope round his waist and jumped through a hole within the universe.
On condition that Season 5 so far has taken place 90 or so years sooner or later from the place Season four ended, we must always most likely take into account the chance that this wasn’t Fitz in any respect, however somewhat a relative of Fitz who simply so occurred to seem like Iain De Caestecker. S.H.I.E.L.D. would not be the primary present to attempt to pull one thing like this off, and it might make for a loopy twist. Nonetheless, the person within the masks spoke with a really Scottish accent, and accents logically would have light away within the time since Earth was destroyed and the remnants of humanity had been consolidated into the Lighthouse. My cash is 100% on Fitz being the one who turned up in “A Life Earned.”
Assuming Fitz is not instantly a nasty man embracing his former Framework self, the percentages are that he has some massive concepts on rescue his mates. In actual fact, he would be the variable that turns the tide of their favor, particularly since Could appears to be out of the sport after her showdown with Sinara. Fitz presumably has info at his disposal, and there isn’t any denying that he is very clever. Coulson and Co. have actually been crippled by the absence of a scientist ever since Simmons was taken by Kasius; Fitz’s reappearance might make an enormous distinction. In actual fact, given his historical past with gadgetry, he might be able to work out get the deafening contraption out of Simmons’ ear and deactivate the units controlling the Inhumans’ powers.
For the reason that episode revealed that Kasius intends to destroy the Lighthouse and all its inhabitants as soon as he has the income from promoting Daisy, time actually is of the essence. There’s additionally the purpose that we now know that the Kree have been utilizing Inhuman DNA to breed people (and have been controlling the fertility of the human inhabitants), which principally implies that they should be taken out ASAP. After all, it is potential that Fitz did the Season 5 equal of tying a rope round his waist and leaping by means of a gap within the universe and is completely winging it within the Lighthouse. We’ll have to attend and see.