From the moment (most of) Team Coulson was sucked through a monolith into the future, we've been waiting to find out what happened to Fitz in the past. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 5 answered that question in truly awesome fashion.
In short: welcome back, Lance Hunter
. We've missed you.
We all knew that poor Fitz wouldn't take the disappearance of all his friends laying down. Curiously, his most out-there theory (abducted by aliens) actually turned out to be true, more or less!
It does beg the question why everyone was so dubious of this particular idea. Aliens are well-known to exist in the McU
, after all, and Coulson personally knows high-ranking Asgardians!
Really, though, that's just nitpicking, because I absolutely loved this episode.
The greatest burden rested on the shoulders of Iain De Caestecker
as Fitz, and he was simply brilliant throughout, from Fitz's progression