Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Simmons Wasn't Alone on the Planet

By Mike Krolak | Oct 28th, 2015

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Welcome to the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap for “4,722 Hours,” Season 3, Episode 5 (original airdate October 27, 2015). We take a break from the explosive end of the last episode, which might have spelled the death of Dr. Garner. Instead, we go back in time to see what exactly Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) was doing for the 6 months that she was trapped on the planet beyond the portal.

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Survival at All Costs

Simmons realized pretty quickly that in order to survive she would need to find food and water. The planet was rather desolate, but not completely: Simmons was able to find water, and after being attacked by a carnivorous plant, she attacked it back, and voila -- food! But one expedition for more resources ended with her falling (literally) into a trap. She awoke to find herself imprisoned by a human. She concocts a story that just might help get her out, and it works. But will escaping her cage mean freedom -- or something worse? Watch below:

It turns out her captor is named Will, and he was part of a NASA expedition though the portal more than a decade before. His crew all went crazy, and he's the only survivor. Oh, and there's a dark force that stalks the planet, driving people mad and taking their lives.

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Simmons and Will Get Close

They soon realize they'll get further working together. After Simmons figures out how to determine where the portal will open again -- giving them a chance to get home -- complications arise and their plan fails. Simmons and Wll fear all hope is lost. Simmons is sure they're stranded, but Will is at least happy to have company after being stranded alone for so long. In that moment, something new blossoms for both of them:

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A Daring Rescue

After calculating another shot at getting through the portal, a sandstorm erupts -- which portends "It," the force that haunts this planet. Soon Jemma hears the voice of Agent Leo Fitz, who is making his bold attempt to rescue her. It works, and Simmons is returned to Earth, as we already knew. But now we understand why she wants to go back so badly. Will has possibly complicated Fitz and Simmons's relationship beyond measure, so will Fitz agree to help Simmons go back and rescue Will? Watch below:

What is this planet? Where is it? What is the force driving everyone there insane? Many question remain, and the only way to answer them is to keep watching!

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