A war has broken out in what was formerly known as SHIELD. When Hydra's infiltration was revealed, friends became enemies and trust became dangerous. In "Providence," the betrayal of SHIELD runs deep when former agents team up with the enemy.
Has Ward been an undercover Hydra agent this whole time? It's always possible that he's a double agent, but as bodies pile up that's unlikely. Check out these two sneak peeks for insight into Ward, plus a comment from Brett Dalton about his character.
"Welcome to the Fridge" Clip
Ward and Garrett show up at the Fridge, but the guards won't let them in without Agent Hand. Since she's dead, that's not going to happen. Need a way in? Have your helicopter shoot at the doors and maintain your SHIELD agent cover.
Will they let Ward and his "prisoner" in? Of course they will!
"Girl in the Flower Dress" Clip
Well look at who's being kept at the Fridge: It's Raina! She gets excited when a fight breaks out, but that shifts when Ward walks in. She doesn't know he's on her side until he gives her a gift from the Clairvoyant. A flower dress. How fitting!
Ward was part of a family on the Bus and developed feelings for Skye. It's hard to believe those won't weigh on Ward in some respect even if he's a Hydra follower.
Dalton discussed that in an interview on Marvel.com
, "I think his feelings -- or certain feelings -- might have crept up and surprised him. When you're living, eating, and on missions with people, you become part of that family unit. I think that it probably gets harder and harder to turn that off."
He continued, "Being an embedded spy has to be one of the most difficult jobs I could imagine. Because you have to wear one mask, and not forget about your job, your duty, at the same time. You have to let your guard down in a way, because they need to trust you. But it's a false sense of letting your guard down. But my loyalty to Garrett wins out. So I have to follow his orders and I have to make some difficult decisions."
Agents of SHIELD airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on ABC.
(Image and videos courtesy of ABC.)