The Skyward ship is a particularly hard one to endure, especially this season with Ward being absent a lot of the time. But for some reason -- maybe because I enjoy a good "redemption" story and Ward is one of my favorite characters on the show -- I really want this ship to eventually work.
They were just so gorgeous together. It was all badass secret agent rainbows and butterflies... for about five seconds until it was revealed that Ward was actually a Hydra agent leaving probably 90% of the fandom yelling
"WTF?!?!" Joss Whedon sure does know how to screw with his fans. If someone had asked me to pick who I thought on the team could be a Hydra agent, Ward would have been the last person I suspected. He always seemed so good and honorable, almost uptight in his belief of being a Shield agent and doing the right thing. But that's the point, isn't it? That's where the brilliance comes into it. Having Ward revealed as the Hydra agent was heartbreaking and shocking.
So when Skye found out the truth about Ward,
I would have liked a bit more Ward action this season, even after he escaped Shield and was off doing his own thing for god-knows what reason. I'm sure Joss Whedon and the team are building something with Ward off to the side where we can't see and its going to whammy us when we least expect it.
Anyway, most fans have probably abandoned the Skyward ship, and I can understand why. Skye hasn't made any secret of the fact that she hates Ward, in an episode earlier in the season, she even shot him after he'd done as he promised and helped reunite her with her father. Given, her father turned out to have a few anger and control issues himself, but shooting Ward was kind of like the final nail in the coffin.
But I still refuse to give up hope!
HOWEVER. In the last few weeks, Coulson decided he needed Ward to help infiltrate Hydra once again to rescue some "powered people" and find Skye. Ward lit up like a Christmas tree every time someone mentioned Skye's name, and when he found out Skye was the reason behind the mission, he was pretty much falling over himself to help them. He may have told Agent 33 that he was over Skye, since she'd made her feelings clear by shooting him four times, but anyone with half a brain can see its just not true and Ward is still totally
Ward also made it clear he regretted breaking up the band, and working with their close-knit team was one thing he really missed. However, no one was ready to even think about forgiving him, and once again he had to make an escape, leaving him on the outs. But just when we thought he'd be in the wind again, it turned out he'd really been helping Agent 33 get into Shield so she could get her revenge on Bobby, who'd done something to her in the past. Ward and this show are so unpredictable, I can't even begin to guess where this is going to lead next. But I really am hoping that at some point, Ward will rejoin the team and they'll all start getting back to a place of at least being able to work with him. Obviously they might never trust him again, but I really want Ward to be a permanent fixture once again. And maybe, just maybe, Skye will eventually understand where he was coming from so the Skyward ship can be revived.