Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Rewind” Review
Some things went right, a lot of things have gone wrong for this team so far. This is a new kind of trouble for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when they are in way over their heads. Normally you could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but this season keeps us very much in the dark about what you can assume. Especially when it comes to the twist of Fitz showing up in the most unlikely of ways. It only makes sense that this week would be when we get our answers to how he found them and what his state of mind must be knowing what happened to the Earth.
Before getting into just that, I’m glad that it was episode five where we could finally get to see what happened to Fitz. I try not to look too deep into the backstage reasons why this was a thing, but I’m impressed that they were able to work around Iain De Caestecker having schedule conflicts with the beginning of this season. Given what his character went through in the season previous, that did make it easier to improvise when it came to why his character would have been ignored for the big mission to save humanity. With that said, you still couldn’t brace yourself for what felt like Fitz turning against Daisy for this future that she technically has not created yet.
Picking up from the events where everyone else was frozen and taken away, it was almost as if no time had passed since then. The beginning of one nightmare for Coulson and the team, was the start of another for Fitz. How they approached this was perfect because they hit us with a reality-check down on Earth when we were half-expecting some grand heroic scheme for Fitz to find the team. Waiting this long made it so easy to forget that there was a clean-up needed of everything that went wrong involving Aida. Someone being left behind meant that someone still was on the radar of some angered officials.
Fitz’s process in finding the team was interesting because there is no way for someone like Fitz in his position to figure this out without some sort of divine intervention. Even with the anticipation of Lance Hunter helping, you have to wonder just what someone like him could do to get him to his destination. Nonetheless when you know that Lance is involved you know things are going to get a bit crazy. It was good to see him again even if it were just this episode. Of course you may have wondered what he was up to all this time (in detail), but that is a story for another time. Just these two together was refreshing as a different dynamic. Especially when there was some humor that you definitely do not have the room for where Coulson and the rest of them are currently. Getting the answers they seeked wasn’t as challenging as you may have thought it to be, though it was probably the smartest move to make this as straightforward as possible without losing us along the way. Truthfully intricate plots can be hit or miss, so good on them this time around. The real fun was in the risks that they took to acquire the means to both get to the future and save everyone.
With all that said and done, I enjoyed the way that they weaved the truth on Fitz’s end. Fitz comes to the same conclusion that everyone else does about what happens to the Earth, but there were other details on his end that engages us on a new level. Plenty of things that took us a step further in understanding some wheels turning in this universe behind the scenes. That aside, when it comes to Inhumans, this experience with one was different from most that we have come across. To see a gift that hurts you as much as helps you in this girl’s case was unique.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Rewind” was a fast-paced journey for Fitz to find his way back to the team. They really shook things up through the obstacles he faced, the new enemies introduced, and allies as well. It was said to see Lance come and go, but he is always a welcomed appearance for the entertainment value in what it means to wing it in this line of work. In the end, they gave us just enough answers to fuel our anticipation into next weeks climatic reveal. We saw the prophecy presented to Fitz, but who knows what that truly means until his intentions are made clear? Not us or Daisy who is not sitting in the best position at the hands of Kasius.