Random Casting News

A lot of things have come out on this last days about the castings for the new shows and existing shows coming this fall.

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First of all is a not so very good news (at least for me): Captain Gates is no more. Yes, Castle will not have the adorably grumpy Captain coming fall, as Penny Johnson Jerald will not be returning for season 8. I really don’t like this, and I suspect that the game plan will be putting Beckett in charge of the 12th, but I don’t think that’s right… that’s jumping way to many hoops to get there.

On a much happier note, Sendhil Ramamurthy will reprise his role as Mohinder in Heroes Reborn. I always loved Mohinder, and I LOVE Sandhil, so I’m pretty excited about this!

Speaking of Heroes of some sort, Arrow’s Tommy will move to Chicago. Yes, Colin Donnell is the new series regular at Chicago Med, and he’s thought to be playing a doctor in pediatrics… oh my… By the way, Chicago Med was just pushed up to the fall!!!!! Yeah!

Joel McHale, fresh out of Community, just landed the first guest role in the X-Files revival. He’ll be playing Tad O’Malley, who is a conservative Internet news anchor who becomes an unlikely support for Mulder. Excitement forming!

And I guess it’s time to catch up on Elementary, as John Noble was cast to play Sherlock’s dad next season!!!

Agents of SHIELD upped two of its members to series regular, Henry Simmons, who plays Mack and newcomer Luke Mitchell, a.k.a. Lincoln. I’m quite happy about this, though not having yet seen the last 5 episodes of the season, I’m a bit wary of both of them. In the meantime, I really want to know what’s Nick Blood’s status, because that’s the one I want to stick around.

If I still watched Grey’s Anatomy, I would be pretty happy about this news. Jason George was just promoted to series regular. I’m still happy for Jason though, I absolutely love him 🙂 .

This Week on TV (6 – 12 April)

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Jane the Virgin: Chapter 17

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I’m not liking this, they’re putting a pretty big edge between Jane and Rafael and I’m not comfortable with it. I hate to see them so distant 😦 …

What it is that Michael ex-girlfriend is playing at?! I get that she wants Michael back, but why the hell befriend Jane if she knows full well who she is?!

I really like Petra! Since her mother went away, I like her more each episode. What I’m not liking is the fact that she’s still very much into Rafael. But let’s all admit it, she’s pretty smart, finding out that Aaron is indeed Roman it’s pretty cool – I actually believed that she felt something for him…

Let’s give it to Rogelio, saying that he’s getting there with Xo, but she needs to get along with his mother in order for him to say “I love you”.

   

iZombie: Liv and Let Clive

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This one is probably my least favorite episode of iZombie so far.

On the case, Liv eats the brain of a murder victim, killed by the Chinese mafia, and has visions that lead her to believe that Clive is a dirty cop. The brain also gives her mad Kung-Fu skills and a huge onset of paranoia. Turns out that obviously Clive was not dirty, but undercover, and he really did not want Liv to see that side of him… ohhhhh….

Meanwhile, Liv, worried that Major’s girlfriend is making the move to move in with him, convinces Ravi to be his roommate. Against all odds, that actually works out great, they end up having a few (gaming) things in common and I suspect that from now on Liv will spend much more time with her boss and ex-boyfriend. By the way, if I haven’t said it before, here it is, Ravi is my favorite, he’s just amazing!

Blaine, turns out, is quite the intrapeneour. He has created a few (a lot) of zombies and has a full business catering to their needs. His life style involves frequent trips to the hairstylist, manicures and tanning. Oh, what a life!

   

Forever: Best Foot Forward

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The case was kind of cool this week =D, it went a totally different way than I expected and that is always refreshing.

Henry’s flashbacks to the 20’s were important, it showed what some people are willing to do for their art, even if it’s quite hard to grasp around it.

Abe works with Lucas in order to find Abigail, and tadda… Lucas finds her – obviously he doesn’t know that Abe’s mom is in fact Henry’s wife, but hey… they found her!

On that note, Abe goes to tell his dad that his mom is located right at the time that Jo was about to explain to Henry why the hell she did not want to go to Paris with her boyfriend – spoiler alert Henry, I think it has something to do with the fact that she has feelings for you… just saying!

   

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Afterlife

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Fitz-Simmons!!! Fitz-Simmons!!! I was never so happy so see a sandwich… mind you, I cried when I saw that stupid sandwich… you go Fitz-Simmons! After months of seeing them apart and not being able to communicate, it was truly wonderful to see them so in sync, even though apparently they were anything but. For a moment there I thought that Simmons’s loyalties were wavering, but then she showed that not only is she loyal to SHIELD, but she’s also very loyal to Coulson and her team. You go girl!

Meanwhile, Coulson and Hunter try to find Skye, and when they don’t find her, and after Coulson remarks that the new SHIELD are not the bad guys, they decide that they can’t stand still, they’re going to fight back. Coulson asks for reinforcements, a.k.a. Deathlok, and the three of them go on to find what HYDRA is doing with powered people, with the goal that it will lead them to Skye… it involves however to ally with someone bad, Grant Ward. I laughed so hard at Coulson’s interactions with Hunter, they’re both so hilarious. I understand the need to bring Ward back, given that he’s still a part of the show and all that, but I’m not missing him at all in this series…

Skye wakes up in the place they call Afterlife (hence the title of this episode). She meets her transitioner, Lincoln (Luke Mitchell), who heals her injuries and prepares her for training. But she’s smart and an agent after all and she knows he’s not telling her everything. She then finds that Raina is there and Skye is prepared to make her pay for everything she did, but then someone stops her, an elder. Not only a freaking elder, but Skye’s mom! You know, the one her father told us was dead?! Apparently not so!! Very much alive, how?! No idea! But she wants to be Skye’s trainer, for obvious reasons, though poor Skye has no idea.

Skye’s dad though is kept looked away, with Gordon being “the key”. Gordon is creepy, there’s something that he says that I’m pretty sure it means that Cal and Skye are not meant to be alive for much longer. Still, he has his role to play, and he takes Jiaying to see her husband (ex?!), and while she confirms that Skye is there with them, she points out tells him that he’s not going to see her. Outch! I’m starting to not like this Inhumans very much, apart from Lincoln, he seems nice and cute and hot.

    

Weird Loners: Weird Dance

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I’m still not sure about this new show… I really hope that Stosh stops trying to stick his tong down Karen’s throat – especially if she’s eating at the time… gross!

Zara is pretty much my favorite so far.

   

Law & Order: SVU: Granting Immunity

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Distribution of child pornography and anti-vaxers on the same episode… genius!

I really like the way they handled the problems and complications that arise from unvaccinated children. It’s a real problem people! And that first sequence, when we actually see the dissemination process was super well done.

Poor Nick, do all his children have to move away?! And are he and Rollins still together?!

And poor Liv, how many more times is little Noah going to go to the hospital?! They both deserve a break.

    

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

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The backdoor pilot for the new spin-off series and I loved it. Taking Criminal Minds beyond the borders sounds beyond interesting and I can´t wait to see them deal with all the diplomatic problems that it entails.

I quite liked the team, but if I had to pick my least favorite it was Anna Gunn’s Lily Lambert. I honestly don’t know why, maybe I’m just not a fan of Gunn’s acting… but the way she calmly talks, it kind of annoys me (I also had this problem while watching Gracepoint).

(How weird is it that on this episode there was a “Fitz” and a “Simmons”?!?!?!)

(A series with Daniel Henney?! Yes please!)

   

Young & Hungry: Young & Munchies

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Silly me that only this week realized that Young & Hungry was back! I had a wonderful time watching that gang again.

First of all, I really like the intro, I don’t remember ever watching it during the first season.

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Josh is funnier than ever, now that he knows his feelings for Gabby and (unfortunately) knows that she’s happy with someone else, his character gained a whole new and bigger dimension. Meanwhile, I just want to slap Gabby, sorry girl, but she should be with Josh!

   

The Big Bang Theory: The Fortification Implementation

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Howard’s got himself a brother! That’s pretty cool, I always love when there’s some development in the characters outside the main duo. This has potential, I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with it.

Amy and Sheldon have their first sleep over… on a blanket fort on the living room, but hey, it’s better than nothing and it will involve both of them in their pajamas, so…

Wil Wheaton is back, man, that guy is always funny. Penny and Leonard’s fight however, not so much. The initial argument, about her having a job now, I can tolerate. The second one, about her making way more money than him… bah! I see his point, man, he studied all his life, it’s not the same as Bernadette and Howard, where she makes more than him, but she has a PhD and he doesn’t. Here, Leonard has studied so much, and still Penny makes twice what he does?! He can’t believe it. And I can’t believe what he said… Poorly done!

This Week on TV (23-29 Mar)

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Scorpion: Young Hearts Spark Fire

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While trying to rescue a group of hikers from a mountain, team Scorpion’s helicopter crashes, eventually causing a wildfire. While Sylvester stays behind with the pilot, the rest of the team goes and tries to find the hikers.

My favorite bits of this episode involved Toby. First, Toby diagram with the explanation on why he knows that Walter is in love Paige, to which Walter denies (though not very convincingly). Then there’s all those wonderful interactions between Toby and Happy… after their kiss last week, he’s acting all protective of her (though she thinks it’s annoying) and ends up telling her that he’s in love with her. I was so glad that she did not run!!!!

   

The Flash: Rogue Time

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After the all the distress that was last week, when Barry finds himself on the day before, he decides to change a few things up and arrest the Weather Wizard before he’s able to do any real damage. Dr. Wells warns him of the consequences, but really how could this day be any worse than the previous one?!

Well, Captain Cold and Heat Wave return (with Cold’s sister), they kidnap Cisco and his brother and force him to disclose the Flash’s true identity. Meanwhile Barry, so sure now of Iris feelings, decides to make a HUGE move on her, only to be punched by Eddie – sorry dude, but you totally deserved that!

In the end Barry has a talk with Cold, where he considers that he doesn’t have to kill people to get what he wants and then he decides to relocate… all very civil! I get why they did this, they’re clearly paving the way for the new show, but although I can comprehend that Cold doesn’t really have to hurt people, he really likes to be in control, I don’t see Heatwave playing by the same rules… so it will be definitely fun to watch how that plays out.

There was a nice parallel between Cisco and Well’s talk this week and the last. In both Well’s told Cisco that he saw him as a son and was proud of him, but this week he did not kill him!!! Hurray for that! He does kill someone though, Iris’s boss, which leads Barry to suspect that something is up with Wells. Well done Barry, it only took you 16 episodes!!!!

By the way, the time in which Cisco can build 3 extremely different guns out of someone’s house – not a lab – is amazing… more over if you consider that one of those guns fires gold (?!).

   

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Love in the Time of Hydra

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Remember when we were all worrying about Mac when he was stuck in the city?! Oh, well, not I’m wishing he had died right away, maybe that way we could have kept Tripp. The “Real SHIELD” unveiled itself this week to Hunter, they say that stand for truth and honesty and transparency, Coulson, like Fury, keeps way too many secrets and that’s not how SHIELD should run.

Hunter (luckily) is having none of it – I always liked Hunter, but now I love him, and I can’t believe how Mac and Morse are acting… though I still have a slight hope that Morse is indeed a double agent and that she will side with Coulson in the end. Hunter managed to escape this new SHIELD, though he’s unable to contact Coulson.

After May and Coulson talk, he decides to bring Skye to a secure and secret location, where she can be safe and work on her powers… she feels like she’s in prison, but really, amazing timing. Simmons delivers Coulson a new pair of gloves for Skye, that will minimize the effects of her powers, but she’s feeling conflicted about it. Fitz, for his hand, thinks that there’s nothing wrong with Skye, or him for that matter, the real one on the wrong there is Simmons, she has given up to her fears and insecurities and is too much changed. He’s so on the nose with this one, Simmons IS changed for the worst and her new behavior unfortunately falls right in line with the new SHIELD.

The Ward and Agent 33 storyline was just plain weird… I liked that it involved Talbot, but that was it… I found it utterly dispensable.

    

Arrow: Suicidal Tendencies

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Now I’m officially not getting Felicity, I mean, she’s right with all that “I want someone who’s not afraid to be happy”, but after Ray doubted her in that way, I was a little disappointed that she did not give him any crap – she has no trouble doing so with Oliver, so why was she so ready to be all lovey dovey with Ray?!

They better start fixing it!

I get that Captain Lance is hurt with his daughter and everything, he has the right to be, but he’s going a bit off the rails…

And Maseo?! WTF?! Now you’re imitating the Arrow too?! I’m so disappointed, I like(d) him so much.

I will miss Deadshot!

Diggle and Lila’s wedding was wonderful, but I wish we could have seen a bit more of it… maybe Oliver’s best man speech?! Felicity catching the bouquet and glancing at Ollie?!

   

Law & Order: SVU: Parole Violations

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This week the episode dealt with the abuse and power that Parole Officers have upon the parolees, it finally introduced some background and family for Carisi and dealt with the fact that men can be raped by women.

I don’t think they had ever gone there in 17 years, and I’m so glad they finally did. Rape in itself is a taboo, but somehow, when it’s the fact that men can in fact be raped by women, there’s more than a taboo, there’s a huge disbelief. Not so long ago I was having a talk with my mother (highly intelligent and liberal woman) and we were talking about rape and for some reason I brought up this particular subject (men being raped by women) and she (intelligent, worldly woman) said that she did not think it was possible for such a thing to happen… So I’m glad that they finally took on a case that not only shows that it happens, it can happen, and unfortunately how unlikely it is to be acknowledge.

   

Supernatural: Paint it Black

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How can they still put a new spin on old ghost stories still amazes me. Dean, confession, church and nuns?! Funny as usual.

   

Criminal Minds: Rock Creek Park

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The case this week was a bit f* up, even though it wasn’t at all creepy or weird or deadly. But the fact that those 2 people had such a twisted view of things… wow…

But there’s only one thing that matters in this episode (besides the fact that Kate is already showing), was that little bit in the end… REID GOT A DATE!!!! I’m so happy for him!!!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: What They Become

What they become alright!!! What a magnificent episode, they just keeps getting better! Not only did they deliver a fantastical mid-season finale, they also just opened up a whole new universe… well done Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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  • Melinda May!!! You badass!
  • Skye’s dad is psycho… I was so moved when he was talking to her and then he went and was like “now I’m gonna kill that guy, no biggie!”. Kyle MacLachlan is crazy good at being crazy scary.
  • I really like Bobbi and Hunter, it’s a real shame that she’s keeping something from him, because he really does love her.

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  • “Join S.H.I.E.L.D., travel to exotic distant lands, meet exciting, unusual people … and kill them.” – seriously, how can anyone not like Hunter?! He’s hilarious and has the most awesome accent!
  • FitzSimmons… my babies! They haven’t been this in sync for such a long time…
  • Did Skye just put three bullets in Ward?! WOW! I didn’t know she had it in her!
  
  • Skye be like “Coulson is my real daddy!”
  • Thank the heavens that Mack is alright. But poor Coulson, he was beat up a lot in this episode. I don’t know if I like Raina anymore…
  • WOW! That scene… wow! The effects were breathtaking, and Skye… wow! And the Terrigen Crystals… wow! And Raina, what did she become?!

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  • Skye, or should I say Daisy Johnson, or maybe Quake?! And wow, Inhuman and with powers… Skye just took a few steps up.

  • Tripp… if you hadn’t kicked the thing you wouldn’t have turn to stone and then to dust… oh… I knew it was coming and still I cried like a baby… =( bring him back… please! He’s just so cool and I like him so much…

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: …Ye Who Enter Here

Wow, what an episode, I’m still catching my breath…

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This week, the team finally finds the location of the hidden city, one half of the team is dispatched there to gain access before HYDRA, while the other half stays behind to protect Raina from Whitehall. Meanwhile we find out that to enter the city you have to be worthy (and it so happens that the guys there don’t have reception on their phones =/ ). HYDRA manages to get into the Bus and Ward takes Raina and Skye with him. The episode ends horrible, with the bus exploding, Skye with Ward and Mac at the bottom of a pit!

  • Triplett can get shot more often… just saying that if everytime he does, he appears shirtless, I won’t complain about it (and neither will Jemma, by the looks of her…).

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  • What kind of secret are Bobbi and Mac keeping from Hunter?!
  • Really cool all the scenes with Patton Oswalt playing the “twins” Billy and Sam Koenig…
  • Also, where can I buy that umbrella?!
  • Please tell me that Mac somehow survives, and unharmed, I couldn’t bear to lose him, I like him too much on this show.

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  • I love Skye, but there’s no amount of (unseen) training that would put her on the same level as agent 33, given the years she has of active duty. Still, it’s pretty cool to have someone with May’s face all messed up.

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  • Ward is just downright annoying nowadays.
  • That tension between Fitz and Simmons… wow! I get that she got overwhelmed; everything happened very fast, I also think that she hasn’t realized yet just how much she loves him, but I do hope she figures it out soon. It was so nice to have them in sync (even if just for a minute), I have missed that.
  
  • I really liked that Coulson is feeling more like Coulson each day. There are no acceptable casualties… oh Phil… I DO like you!

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  • Raina is starting to get on my nerves as well… always doing what’s in her best interest… LOL… anyway, something tells me that something will happen to her before the end of the season.

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  • That last scene with agent 33 was weird, for a moment I thought that maybe the one in the car was really May somehow…

In how many pieces can SHIELD break my heart?!

MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came back with a different (and awesome) vibe. A lot of new faces, a new location, new responsibilities. But the real question is: how heartbreaking was it?! The answer?! A LOT!!! MUCH MORE THAN IT SHOULD! Warning, it will contain spoilers…

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1. The first couple of minutes broke my heart for all the right reasons: Agent freaking Carter and two of the Howling Commandos!!! That’s right! The episode opens in 1945, with Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Jim Morita (Kenneth Choi) and Dum Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough) – reprising their roles from Captain America: the First Avenger, doing groundwork against HYDRA, setting the newly founded S.H.I.E.L.D., and it’s glorious! – Drum roll for tear number 1, 2 and 3!

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2. Leo Fitz… There’s a constant reminder throughout the episode that Fitz is very clearly not alright. He has trouble remembering words and forming coherent speech, most of the times managing to do so with the help of Simmons… – a lost count of the tears by now, seriously, Fitz is like that man-child that under no circumstances should be hurt, never, ever… and he has, and it hurts. Brilliant job by Iain De Caestecker through the whole episode.

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3. All the new faces, for what? Seriously people, what’s wrong with you? How do you figure: “let’s introduce all these great characters and then let’s kill most of them by the end of the hour.”?! Four new agents were introduced: Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), Izzy Hartley (Lucy Lawless), Mac (Henry Simmons) and Idaho (Wilmer Calderon). But by the end of the hour, and after Hunter performs and amputation on Hartley, two of them are killed. I was shocked, I thought that Lucy Lawless would be, for sure, a recurring guest star, I mean, she’s freaking Xena! – Tears number… (something) – this twist surprised me, it showed that they have balls on that show, and that this season is going to be unpredictable!

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4. No hugs?! I was expecting Coulson to at least give one small little hug to Skye… but no… sad!

5. Melinda “mama” May! Oh yeah, May is in full protective mode. She’s more “human”, I like her even more!

6. It’s all a matter of priorities. Coulson establishes in this episode that he has stepped in his role as SHIELD director, which means that he had to set his priorities straight and think about the greater good and not on what’s best for the people he loves. This is heartbreaking, because you know he has to be like that, but it’s like losing the part of Phil Coulson that I love. Let’s see what the next episode brings.

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7. And it turns out, there was no Simmons there after all… yeah, Simmons left, apparently because she felt that Fitz would be better off without her. Except that he isn’t. He sees her, he only talks to her and she’s just a figment of his imagination, of his need for her… I’m curious to what led her to make her decision, because there better be a good explanation, otherwise, I don’t know if I can forgive her 😦 !!!

2014/15-TVshows Week planning!

The season of 2014/15 TVshows is officially open! There are so many shows, that sometimes it’s hard to keep track when each one airs, so, here is how my week looks in terms of shows that I watch and intend to follow this season (some I still have to catch up, but I’ll get there)…

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MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This is the best part of the summer: being able to catch up with the TV shows I put on hold during the year. So, I’m finally caught up on MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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I love the show, love the references to all my favorite Marvel movies, such as “Thor is yummi”, or “did Romanoff beat it?”, but what I love the most is that the show is mainly about the agents and let me tell you: I missed Coulson!!! My favorite parts are definitely Coulson’s interactions with Maria Hill or Fury… because it’s so nice to see them being the “main” thing, showing that you don’t have to be a superhero to be super! And May… Jesus, I love Melinda May!!! And I’m I crazy, or there’s some potential there between her and Phil?!

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And please tell me that Coulson will be, somehow, in Avengers 2… maybe in the after-credits scene?! Maybe Steve or Tony finding out that he’s alive?! Pretty please!!!!

And what about Fitz-Simmons? I have to admit that on the first couple of episodes I had a little trouble understanding Fitz’s thick scottish accent, but they are both so adorable… so I hope that Fitz doesn’t has brain damage, and I do hope that Simmons realizes that he’s also more than her best friend.

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