SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoiler’s for “Hot Potato Soup,” the latest episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Holden Radcliffe just got a whole lot more interesting. In “Hot Potato Soup,” the latest episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the LMD version of Radcliffe revealed that he has a surprising connection to Fitz’s past. As it turns out, the scientist — who once lived in Glasgow — once knew Fitz’s father.
In the beginning of the episode, Fitz “resurrected” the Radcliffe LMD in order to glean information off of him. Further, he wanted to know how this lifelike LMD was able to replicate human behavior so well. However, as he dug into the LMD’s code, he got a lot more than he bargained for.
Though it later turned out that the LMD had a dummy code to hide the true source of the LMD’s programming, Fitz quickly lost faith in himself. As he told Simmons and Mack that he couldn’t do it, the Radcliffe LMD interjected that that was Fitz’s father talking. That quickly unsettled Fitz, who rarely spoke of his father, who abandoned his family when he was ten. The Radcliffe LMD then revealed that Radcliffe had met Fitz’s father and that they used to take the train together. He told Fitz how happy and proud Fitz’s critical father had been to have a son, which caused Fitz to call it quits for the time being.
As Fitz waxed nostalgic about his family with Simmons in their room, he had a sudden epiphany and returned to the Radcliffe LMD. He quickly removed the plate from the back of the LMD’s head, where Fitz, Simmons and Mack discovered the LMD’s quantum brain. The Radcliffe LMD then explained that Radcliffe and Aida developed the technology thanks to the knowledge Aida gained from reading the Darkhold. When the LMD accidentally mentioned that Radcliffe created multiple brains with this technology, Simmons realized that May had also been subject to this experiment and duly warned Coulson and Quake that the May they were working with was actually an LMD, which led to the May LMD’s capture by S.H.I.E.L.D.
Airing Tuesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Daisy “Quake” Johnson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie and more.
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