'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 10: Bill Paxton's son James plays young John Garrett, fans give him props
Spoilers for 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 10 'Stolen'
'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 has featured the return of a number of fan-favorite characters. And in Episode 10 'Stolen', we got a younger version of John Garrett played by James Paxton, the son of original Garrett actor Bill Paxton.
Bill died of a stroke in 2017 and having his son play his younger self was the show's way of paying tribute. The fans loved seeing Garrett again and they're giving mad props to James for filling his father's shoes.
"I loved all the Garrett callbacks. There was also a little nod to Coulson dying in the Avengers, which was cool," one fan wrote on the episode's discussion page on Reddit. Another fan wrote, "Having Bill Paxton's son play a younger John Garrett was a good choice. He really captures his father's mannerisms and energy. He even has that psychopathic smile that Bill Paxton does sometimes. He even had his own little 'Game Over Man!' Paxton moment. Such a shame that Bill Paxton passed away."
They also added, "John Garrett is the best binge-watcher known to man. He just watched 4 MCU movies and 6 seasons of AOS in a matter of minutes," in reference to a scene where Garrett is shown the future. Another fan commented, "Major props to James Paxton tonight.... he had big shoes to fill in his fathers role but he completely stole the show as a young Garrett! Bill would be proud. ❤️"
"I can't believe we only have 2 more weeks after this episode. Seeing Young Garrett was a real hoot, James Paxton really did a great job," yet another fan wrote adding, "Bill would be proud."
James played the young Garrett with a lot of sass and coolness, cracking jokes and delivering the total psychopath we all love to hate. It's a pretty touching casting choice and the fans really want James to know how much they appreciate it.
As one fan put it, "He did such a fantastic job playing Garrett. I hope he knows how much us fans appreciate and love it!"
'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 airs Wednesdays at 10 pm ET on ABC.