Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Iain De Caestecker And Elizabeth Henstridge Explain The 'Turning Point' For The Show

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Iain De Caestecker And Elizabeth Henstridge Explain The 'Turning Point' For The Show

As Iain De Caestecker noted, Simmons went through a journey that culminated in her saying her goodbyes and attempting to sacrifice herself, and it packed an emotional punch with a focus on character over plot that hadn't been done before. All the characters were invested in Simmons' safety, seemingly even double agent Ward. It was also early enough in the series that it was very possible that Simmons could be killed off, so the stakes were high. Elizabeth Henstridge commented on how "F.Z.Z.T." changed the game for FitzSimmons as well as S.H.I.E.L.D., saying: