Things have not been much good for Agent Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) lately as the man she loved is no more. However, the series of unfortunate events made her realise about how much Agent Simmons (Ian De Caestecker) love her and it seems that she will eventually fall in love with Simmons in the upcoming episode of Marvel’s “Agents of SHIELD” that is scheduled to air on 8 March on ABC.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Henstridge hinted that the fans can expect to see their favourite pair together soon. However, it might take some time as her character is still grieving the loss of Will (Dillon Casey).
“Simmons is still coming to the terms with the fact the she survived while Will (Dillon Casey), the NASA scientist she had come to love in her brief stay at the other planet, did not make it,” Henstridge explained.
The actress said that Simmons is still recovering from the survivor’s guilt and even if it will take time to sort her feelings, Fitz will be with her on every step.
“Fitz has been so supportive throughout the whole thing. She’s going further down that path with him and her feelings. She loves him and wants to be with him. She hasn’t forgotten about Will, but it’s more the guilt she’s carrying. They’re taking things slowly on whether they’re going to get together or not,” Henstridge said.
The second half of the third season will most probably deal with Agent Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) guilt as he was compelled to kill Ward (Brett Dalton) in mid-season finale.
Gregg had mentioned previously that it will take a hard time for Coulson to convince himself that he didn’t give up to darkness to kill Ward. For Coulson, the ultimate betrayal was when Ward killed his love interest, Rosalind (Constance Zimmer).
Though Coulson had an option to save Ward’s life, he chose to kill him and as it was very unlikely of Coulson to murder someone in cold blood, his guilt will surely haunt him for a long time.
Joss Whedon, creator of the series, told IGN that even though the leader of SHIELD will be going through a mental trauma, none of the other agents will manage to recognise it.
“Initially we won’t necessarily know how much that has affected him. He definitely crossed a line and he knows this,” he said.