In Review: Agents of Shield – Inescapable

The episode is inescapable fun

Synopsis: They’ve fought through space, time and alternate realities to find each other, and now, closer than ever, only their own demons can stop FitzSimmons’ reunion.

Review: The episode is inescapable fun, which delves deep into the shows mythology and the many complexities of Fits and Simmon’s relationship.

The Story

Fitz and Simmons are now prisoners of Altarah and the remaining Chronicon’s and Enoch is reluctantly going along with Altarah’s plan, which sees her locking both Fitz and Simmons into a mind prison as a means of getting them to work out how to get her and her people back in time to a period before the Chronicon home planet was destroyed.

While locked in the mind prison Fitz and Simmons are essentially reunited, but Fitz is unaware that the Simmons he is with is from far in his future. As the two go over their many issues and demons. It becomes apparent that the two have always shared a symbiotic relationship that brings out the best and the worst in them both.

The Acting

Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker put in a fantastic performance throughout this episode and they are given some incredible dialogue to go with. This for me is the episode of the season thus far and both De Caestecker and Henstridge show us why we have continued to follow their onscreen relationship through thick and thin. The writers of Arrow need to take note. This is how a true onscreen romance should be written. Fitz and Simmons make Ollie and Felicity or Olicity look bland.

Finally, Ava Mierelle is wonderful as the 7-year-old Simmons.


This was a fantastic episode made possible by some great acting from both the main protagonist. I loved how we get to see Fitz and Simmon’s in their early days at Shield and the scene where they are recruited by Coulson was a hoot. But for me, the most fun is the moment where Simmons tries to hold back the information that she is far in Fitz’s future and becomes the 7-year-old Simmons in order to try and keep the information from Fitz.

I also loved that we get a return for Leopold Fitz as the darker side of Fitz’s consciousness, but then get something from the Evil Dead as Simmon’s darker side. The hook up at the end is hilarious.

Agents of Shield - Inescapable
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  • Acting
  • CGI
  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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