BRETT: Can I throw this question to the writers? I’m not sure what’s next for Ward. JED: He will appear and things will happen. MAURISSA: You saw that he was in the basement. JEFF: And when you have a monster in the basement, generally that’s a problem.
I just officially lost trust in the writers. If they throw Ward to the wolves after taking so much care explaining his backstory and circumstances, I’m not going to stick around. I give it one season, tops.
Not sure if that’s supposed to be the team limited POV, or the omniscient writers POV. I will have zero problems with dropping out if the sorry isn’t to my satisfaction (in fact, I’ll just continue doing what I am already doing, lol).
*nods* My impression was that this was from the writers’ POV, not the characters. Character POV would be a different story, of course. Maybe I’m reading it wrong. Maybe he didn’t intend it the way it comes across.
Well, somehow I don’t think they’d shoot themselves in the foot and make Ward 100% evil. Just as they wouldn’t make him 100% good for the same reasons. His storyline IMO will spawn seasons and always toe the middle of the line.
Thing is, I am not up for a long toeing. If there isn’t a clear indication of a positive direction by the winter break, I am outa here. I have already given up on AOS once, and Ward was the only thing that brought me back. He is still the only thing that’s keeping me here. And no, evil!Ward who cuts his wrists because he wants to manipulate his teammates is not gonna cut it. It’s some deeply messed up shit right there, and there is no way to continue the story except by having him be sincere.
If AOS ends up sending the message that suicide is not to be taken seriously because it’s probably just manipulation by a monster deserving to die anyway, I will have to put an end of my support for the series for reasons of professional ethics.
Same. I just might be done with MCU entirely. For their sake, i hope they’re joking, but when i say i don’t trust Jed and Maurissa, thisis why. Also, sending a message of”attempt suicide to manipulate” is fucked up and wrong.
After having actual conversations with these people, I’m reading this as them speaking from the character’s perspective. Because it’s the only thing that makes sense. Unless they’re in the business of contradicting themselves.
The characters thinking Ward is a monster that cannot be trusted is canon. The narrative has called him a “monster” on more than one occasion.
You guys also have to understand that this is a third party’s interpretation of what was said. And they did not ask for an elaboration.
Honestly? The only person I trust with this show is Brett Dalton. I have a feeling that if he feels that he’s getting the short end of the stick, he will have no hesitation to walk away. And if he goes, then I go. So long as he’s on the show, I’ll stick around. FOR HIM. No one else.
I hope you’re right bb. (what third party? Are these not direct quotes?)
“He’s done good and bad. But, does that make him a good or bad guy? I’ve never even thought of him as a villain. I think he’s more of an anti-hero. He made some choices along the way. If I had a terrible childhood like that and somebody said, “Nobody will ever mess with you again, if you follow me. You have 10 seconds to decide.” Maybe I’d make that choice.”—Brett Dalton (via antoinetriplett)
YOU MEAN LIKE WHEN A GUY DOES A SHIT LOAD OF WRONG THINGS BUT ONLY DOING IT BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE HE OWED THIS MAN WHO SAVED HIM FROM A HELLHOLE, EVERYTHING, AND BECAUSE IN TIME, THIS MAN BECAME NOT ONLY HIS ADOPTIVE FATHER BUT ALSO HIS ABUSER AND MANIPULATOR AND BASICALLY THE ONLY THING THIS GUY COULD THINK ABOUT IS SAVING HIS ADOPTIVE FATHER’S LIFE BECAUSE OF THE FATHER-SON BOND THAT HAD GROWN BETWEEN THEM.
I need Skye to go dark and for Ward to be the one to pull her back. I want her creaking out because the “darkness inside her” is waking up and she’s allowing it to consume her and Ward flat out tells her not to become a monster like he did and to fight it and she does and she’s grateful to him for helping her out of it. I need it guys. I neeeed it.
And for him to help protect her from Hydra, Raina, and her father. GIVE IT TO ME.
okay! babe i've been watching agents of shield and freaking out over all your skyeward posts! ( you go ! you're so passionate in ward's defence *sniff*) anyway...I can't actually totally figure out why Fitz is so messed up or why Simmons is gone?? Recap?
Aww! Thank you!! You just made my night!
Yeah, Grant Ward as a character probably means THE most to me out of any character I’ve ever seen (perhaps Harry Potter can be included in that). Grant had my love from the beginning, but especially in The Asset when he opened up to Skye about his past. It damn near parallels mine. So yeah….I feel *very* protective of this character. And the portrayal is flawless.
Okay…Fitz suffered a traumatic brain injury when he sacrificed himself to give Simmons the best chance at living once they escaped that Pod. It was on the bottom of the Ocean floor with only enough air for one of them. I’ve seen full in-depth posts made about the Bends and what impact it can have on the body/brain…but it can be severe to deadly. The show (and Iain) are staying pretty accurate when it comes to dealing with the affects he’d suffer resulting from that injury.
Doing a quick Wiki search I came up with this (which I believe fits Fitz in this situation):
Decompression sickness (DCS; also known as divers’ disease, the bends or caisson disease) describes a condition arising from dissolved gases coming out of solution into bubbles inside the body on depressurisation.
Some people see Simmons as a bad sign, Lily (wanderingrookie) sees her as ‘the devil on his shoulder.’ I don’t. I disagree. I see her as a GOOD sign. Fitz knows that she is not actually there and that others can’t see/hear her. I think his brain conjured her up to help him cope with her abandonment of the team (and him). She is still finishing his sentences. She’s the part of his brain that he can’t quite access himself anymore. It’s kinda symbolic, which is pretty damn cool!
There are just theories on Simmons so far. Nothing is concrete. Coulson said she left for Fitz’s own good, thinking that she wasn’t helping but hindering him. But I personally think that he made that up to appease the team. Coulson has been keeping the team in the dark a lot more this season.
Then we have Skye saying that Simmons abandoned them. Not to mention the promo. Now while the promos can sometimes be misleading on purpose, I still maintain that Simmons left and she went dark. She seemed to have that potential from Season 1. (One thing constantly springs to mind: in Turn, Turn, Turn - Trip leaves the room in the Hub and said ‘you’re a surprisingly bad liar.’ She has a hard look on her face when she replies to a then empty room: “I know, but I’m getting better at it.”
Glad you’re loving my blog! Feel free to chat about AoS ANY time, babe!! =D