tv echo June 25, 2020 Share June 25, 2020 (edited) IAIN DE CAESTECKER GIVES HOPE FOR A POSSIBLY HAPPY S.H.I.E.L.D. ENDING FOR FITZSIMMONS Brian Silliman Jun. 22, 2020https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/iain-de-caestecker-agents-of-shield-ending-fitzsimmons Quote SYFY WIRE talked with one half of this insanely dramatic pairing, Iain De Caestecker, in an attempt to see if there is any light at the end of the tunnel for this fictional couple, as well as other things about the series. It's not all about Fitzsimmons, everyone. (It is, it definitely is.) * * *I didn't wanna lead with this, but the couple that is known as Fitzsimmons has brought me more emotional turmoil than any other couple in television history. That's not even a question, I just have to say how dare you. Are you hoping for an apology? Not really, because I live for it. They're in pain and then you're happy, and then you're married, and then you're dead. I guess I'm just saying that if Fitz and Simmons don't end happily ever after at the end of this final season, I don't know what I'm going to do. Oh no... don't watch the final episode then. One thing I will say is that as a fan of the show myself and those characters and stuff... I think it's a very satisfying ending for people that stuck with the show this long, in my opinion. If you don't like it, I apologize. But I think you'll like it. Was that coupling something that was in the cards from the beginning? I didn't think they were going to do it but then gradually you got the feeling that Fitz had feelings and then it kinda went off the rails from there. Originally, me and Elizabeth [Henstridge] were really great mates in real life, and we constantly said in interviews, "Oh, they're like brother and sister, they have that kind of relationship, it could almost be incestuous." And then... we kind of didn't find out too much in advance... but I think at the start, we were denying it for so long because it would make it awkward for us to be romantic with each other. But you get that love story, that's through the credit of the writers and I think, specifically Maurissa [Tancharoen] and Jed [Whedon]. * * *I felt like there was some in there, but it was fighting with his father's influence. Also here's Fitz without Simmons, he was presented with different circumstances, so that made it even worse. We watched a character we love making terrible choices. It's just another example of how much of an impact those two have on each other and how one doesn't work with the other. Without Simmons in his life, look at what Fitz became. There are some other external forces as well but it's just another example of how much they are one and they come as a package. In this new season, S.H.I.E.L.D. will have to save Hydra. I immediately think that anything Hydra related is going to bring up bad memories for Fitz. You're right thinking that, of course, Hydra brings up bad memories. I think he always has to be conscious that that is a side of him... a possible side that lives inside of him. Essentially that's something he always has to keep under check in a very vigilant way I suppose. If somebody pitched you not even a Fitzsimmons show, but, say, here's "Fitz and a Monkey" as a spin-off series, is that something you'd ever wanna do? I'll tell you what, if somebody came to me and said, "We'll give you a show with Fitz and his monkey..." and Simmons, Simmons would have to be a requirement... but yeah, then, of course, I would jump on it. At the same time I really do think that as I said to you earlier, I think that they do give these characters a really good send-off. All the characters in the show are very satisfying and I think that they've had a very good journey. And so if it was something that didn't compromise that, and if it was something that extended that story in a cool way, then, of course, I'd be open to it. Edited June 25, 2020 by tv echo 1 Link to comment
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