Will FitzSimmons Take Their Relationship to the Next Level on This Week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 2:31PM
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Thursday, 12 November 2015 - 2:31PM
Will FitzSimmons Take Their Relationship to the Next Level on This Week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Fitz and Simmons have been the epitome of the will-they won't-they couple since season one of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but now they may be taking their relationship to the next level. Their feelings for each other have been coming to a head ever since he rescued her from the alien planet, but will they finally take the next step in Tuesday's episode?

Spoilers ahead!


The answer is almost definitely yes, as executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen made it abundantly clear when they teased the episode to EW

Opening quote
"Their relationship will visibly change forever," said Whedon. "Their chemistry is something that was conceived, in creating the characters, as two people who are inseparable. We talked about many different versions of that before casting it - they're like brother and sister who are always bickering and they complete each other's sentences, drive each other crazy and are totally co-dependent."
Closing quote

Whedon said it was "easier to keep them apart in the beginning," but now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is in its third season, dragging it out any longer would enter Sam and Diane territory.

Opening quote
"[We didn't] want to string something out to the point of absurdity," Whedon said. "When we first conceived the characters, we didn't think it would go this way. It was only in seeing them play it that their chemistry was so undeniable."
Closing quote

According to Tancharoen, the back-and-forth between Fitz and Simmons was written to reflect the relationship between her and Whedon, who have been married since 2009.

Opening quote
"When we first conceived Fitz and Simmons, and we would pitch out those characters, it was something that Jed and I did by finishing each other's sentences," Tancharoen said. "It was just something that involuntarily happened. Because of the nature of that relationship, we've grown very fond of them. We care very much about this unrequited love story that we've built since the beginning."
Closing quote

At first, their relationship was defined by that unrequited love story, but that part of their story is apparently coming to an end.

Opening quote
"For a while, that was the beautiful thing about the FitzSimmons love story is that, to everyone around them, it's so clearly obvious that they should be together, but to Fitz and Simmons, it seems like the most absurd idea ever to be anything beyond friends, working partners and each other's best friend," Tancharoen said.
Closing quote

And in case you still aren't convinced that they're going to get together in the next episode, Jed Whedon delivered the kicker:

Opening quote
"This is the episode where they both will express their feelings finally about everything that's gone down."
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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET on ABC.
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