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22 year old uni graduate living in Cardiff, Wales. Has a noticeable obsession with the BBC.
Blogs about Kristen Stewart, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Doctor Who, and an abundance of other things. (Although, let's be honest, this blog is 99% FitzSimmons and 1% everything else at the moment.)
Jemma Simmons and Fitz in Agents of SHIELD episode 2x03 “Making Friends and Influencing People" (x)
“Human beings are not otters!”
Leo Fitz in 2x02 “Heavy is the Head” (x)
Leopold Fitz - breaking my heart one scene at a time
Fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spent a long hiatus worrying over the fate of the team’s brilliant engineer, Leo Fitz, who wrapped up season 1 in uncertain circumstances. If you heard the percussive wave of hearts shattering across time zones, you can probably guess that our worst fears were realized when the show returned on Tuesday night.
Fitz wasn’t dead, nor was he in a coma. Instead, the snarky Scott had suffered severe damage to the temporal lobe of his brain, leaving him clumsy, stammering, and achingly frustrated.
Iain DeCaestecker’s portrayal of Fitz’s difficulties was, frankly, devastating to watch. With his head bent in concentration and a desperate focus in his eyes, Fitz struggled with the most basic of scientific tasks. The hard shell of his frustration was perfectly in-character, and it was all the more emotional to see it crack in a moment of mournful honesty with Simmons.
Learning, then, that the biochemist had left the team weeks ago only magnified that tragedy of the situation – and made DeCaestecker’s performance all the more heartbreaking. Watching him putter about hopelessly in the lab, murmuring to his absent best friend, hoping for a recovery that now seemed more out of reach than ever… well, it just about broke us.
DeCaestecker turned in some damned fine acting in the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But judging by his exceptional work in the premiere, season 2 will hit a whole new level for character and actor alike – and both will keep us reaching for the tissues.
Natalie Dormer as Cressida in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’
Remember Cedric. Though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. Remember that, and Cedric Diggory will not have died in vain. You remember that, and we’ll celebrate a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true. Right to the very end.