i’m sorry but coulson is so fucking awful to jemma
he just is
we get that you love skye the most, whatever
but it’s jemma fucking job to be ethical and to pursue the truth
you can’t fucking yell at her for questioning you when you deserve to be questioned
and you can’t heap all of this pressure on her
she’s a human being
and she wants everything to be okay again just as much as you do
the difference is she feels all this anxiety and stress already because of it
you can’t pile on like that
Okay can we talk about this? ‘Cause this is actually really interesting to me.
First off, the whole yelling at her for questioning his orders was totally out of line and a sign of what a shitshow Coulson was at that point. No argument there, that was wrong.
But I see all of these posts about how Coulson was never as kind to Simmons as he was to Skye and he puts all this pressure on her that he doesn’t put on Skye
And framing that as being about favoritism
And I just never saw it that way - I understand it, but thats just not how it occurred to me
I’m a girl, and I’m majoring in molecular biology, and so I relate to Jemma Simmons a lot, and how Coulson treats her is HUGE for me
Because Coulson does put all this pressure on her. He expects her to solve incredibly difficult problems on a regular basis, and most importantly, he trusts her to be able to do it
He never questions her competence, never belittles her work, never treats her any differently than Fitz or has different expectations for her
For a young woman scientist, that is HUGE.
What other people seem to see as unfairly heaping pressure on her, I always saw as a sign of trust and faith and respect
For me, its not about him liking Skye more than Jemma.
He treats Skye as a daughter. He treats Simmons as a peer.
And for me, that’s a really good thing.
i just want natasha to decide that sam and clint need to be BEST FRIENDS RIGHT NOW so her awesome bird puns can get twice the impact
so she uses her questionable matchmaking skills, talking sam up to clint (“he can fly, you know, you just gotta convince him you’re lighter than steve”) and talking clint up to sam (“he’s a slow runner! you can lap him all you want!”) and sending them texts inviting them to avengers outings and they show up expecting a big group but it’s just the two of them, booked for a weekend spa retreat in montana OOPS
and at first clint and sam are like wtf because they have nothing in common, but eventually they get resigned to it (the one thing that they both DO agree upon is that natasha romanoff’s wishes are a force to be reckoned with) and play a lot of mario kart and start an “underappreciated avengers club” where they bitch about the lack of falcon and hawkeye merch and how they always get mistaken for each other??
and the first time clint and sam walk into the room together, hotly debating which tex-mex joint in manhattan has the best queso fresco, natasha takes one look at them and gets this delighted look on her face.
"birds of a feather flock together," she says, and then laughs for years at her own joke