The episode begins with them all eating in the diner, the only difference being that Fitz isn’t really hungry. When the men in black arrive, Fitz tries to take the blame, but they are all gone before he finishes his thought.
Then, of course, the real military shows up, arrest him, and ask where the others are. The sad thing for all involved is that he doesn’t know.
They don’t believe him and put him in some kind of interrogation room. After repeating for the 10th time that he doesn’t know where they are, he gets frustrated and demands to see the person in charge. A woman named General Hale comes and starts talking about Daisy shooting Talbot. Fitz then tries to explain about A.I.D.A and takes the blame for Mace’s death. They, of course, believe none of this, so they stick him in a cell. They take out of the cell under bright light and gunpoint in the middle of the night and hook him up to a lie detector. He wants to find them, even more than they do. They decide to let him help and give him pens paper, book, and a tv to watch soccer.
When he’s not working on the problem and watching soccer, he’s working out or drawing monkeys on the wall to keep track of the days.
His first theory is that he has some form of schizophrenia, due to the Framework and his prior brain damage. The other woman tells him that everyone in the dinner lost two minutes of memory, so it wasn’t him. He then remembers a high-pitched noise and requests book on sonic frequencies.
He also wants her to mail a letter to a soccer magazine. She and her male cohort decide to do so after they have it analyzed.
This pattern continues for six months until General Hale has had enough. Fitz’s last theory is that they were abducted by aliens, which is true as far as we currently understand it. They get angry and then Hunter shows up, posing as his attorney. I’ve been saying we need some humor to lighten this season up.
Fitz asked why it took him so long. Hunter says he’s been in Bangladesh. Then they argue about soccer. Hunter likes the same team my brother does, so I’m a bit partial. Then they hug. Fitz has a complicated and longwinded escape plan. Hunter blows the room up.
They then run outside and see the helicopter that Hunter was planning to use as a decoy crash and burn, so they have to book it to an old RV, which has been souped-up a bit.
General Hale tells the others to analyze the letters again because that’s the only way an attorney could have known where he was. Then they find the RV on surveillance, but decide to follow it, to see if it leads them to the others.
Hunter and Fitz update each other on their lives while Fitz gets updated on the headlines. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been disbanded, Fitz doesn’t want to talk about A.I.D.A, and Bobbi and Hunter are still together. They almost had a second wedding, but it was interrupted by ninjas. Crisis on Earth X anyone? Anyway, Hunter says that distance is his and Bobbi’s distance as their savior while Fitz says that it’s his and Simmons’s curse. I’m just happy that the writers didn’t break them up just because Bobbi’s also in space.
Hunter’s been doing some merc work and Rusty, the helicopter pilot, was one of the contacts. He was apparently paranoid as all get out and has surveillance equipment in the back of the RV, behind the margarita machine and the ferret cages. Should’ve been monkeys. What does Fitz have to do to get some monkeys? While Hunter uses the margarita machine, Fitz uses the surveillance equipment to find the beer truck that was at the diner during the blackout, but he still can’t find the two minutes. He does keep track of the truck, even though three label changes.
They find mister creepy alien man, but he’s not surprised to see them. He shows them the video of the team being taken by the monolith. His name is Enoch, and he’s been on Earth for 30,000 years as something called a “sentient chronicon.”
He seems like an Observer to me. He explains that, according to someone called the Seer, the team was needed in the future to fulfill a prophecy that Fitz isn’t a part of. He refuses to let them see the Seer until Fitz threatens while a shocked Hunter looks on. There is also an alien language on the wall.
He takes them to a park. Fitz apologizes when Enoch said he would have helped them without violence. The Seer is Robin Hinton, daughter of Charles Hinton aka the Inhuman from season 3 who predicted Lincoln’s death.
The military people are at Enoch’s house and see the alien writing.
Fitz remembers them and introduces himself to Robin as a friend of Daisy’s. She’s writing in the same alien language. According to Enoch, she’s the only human to have ever known it.
The military people notice the drawings on the fridge and somehow realize that they predict the future.
They close on Fitz, Hunter, and the rest. Robin knows that they’re coming. Enoch gives everyone earpieces and pulls the same disappearing act, this time with a lost half hour.
He takes them to the Lighthouse in the present.
General Hale wants Robin.
Enoch explains that he’s under strict orders not to interfere except when faced with an extinction level event.
Fitz and Hunter talk. Fitz explains how he knows Robin and then he talks about the Framework. Hunter is the Fitzsimmons shipper and reassures Fitz that he’s not a cold-blooded killer.
Fitz talks to the mother, who explains that Robin doesn’t really talk anymore because she has so many timelines going in her head. She asks anyway why Fitz was left behind and Robin answers. She shows him a picture of several stick figures standing around one bleeding out and tells him that he’s supposed to save them.
Enoch tells them that there is a capsule in the military base that they just broke out of, which is called Blue Raven Reach.
They somehow don’t get caught sneaking into the base as repairmen. After they get in, they change into military units and release the ferrets. They’ll trigger the perimeter alarms and distract everyone.
Inside, they find the capsule and the Zephyr. They reminisce until they get caught. When that happens, they use Icers to get out.
General Hale says she’s disappointed with the two people that have been working on this case and shot them in the head. Then she makes a phone call needing a cleanup crew. Nothing says shady quite like shooting your subordinates in the head.
Fitz stashes some gear in the Lighthouse, so they’ll all have ammo when he gets there. Then we find out what the capsule is. It’s a cryofreeze chamber. Hunter thinks it’s insane, but Fitz doesn’t care. Enoch will keep him on a chronicon ship so that he’ll be safe. Hunter will watch over the Hintons in the meantime. And then, right before Fitz goes into cryofreeze, they Star Wars us, which is great.
Enoch wakes Fitz up. While Fitz was asleep, he made a plan. They’ll be at the Lighthouse in a couple of days. During such time, Enoch will explain. He asks if Fitz has it in him and he gets Doctor to face. He’s got it in him.
This was wonderful. There was actually sunlight and no Kasius, not to mention how much I missed Fitz and Hunter. 9/10.