" I’m not a good man Skye. "
The hand holding…same promo but not the same promo…
Brett Dalton actually compared Skyeward to Mulder and Scully! OMG! That’s just perfection!
You know it’s bad when I go into fangirl overload over two fictional people holding hands, HOLDING HANDS.
oh I hear ya girl…I hear ya…
Because everyone needs to have a GIF of these two idiot kissing and holding hands on their blog.
so I know everyone has been making the “out of the shadows into the light” comment with these pictures but guys both times this was for Skye— once when she was trapped in ian quinn’s mansion alone and once when there were twelve armed men between skye and where she needed to be. so don’t give me your hydra-garrett bullshit, this was for skye.
Finally! A reason to reblog this. Thank you!
Hella fuck yes!
This scene was perfect, so y’all know I’m about to break it down and overanalyze the shit out of it.
We begin at the beginning.
Skye was waiting for Ward. She was waiting for him to come back to her and she wanted to welcome him back, like an old timey war bride, standing in the doorway hoping for her soldier husband to come home. During the entire episode, we saw her concern for him while he was away - she called him to tell him where they were going and when Koenig said the Fridge was taken, she immediately called to check on him, and now that he’s finally back, she can’t wait another second to see him. Notice that she’s the only one standing there out of the entire team. It’s not that the rest of the team doesn’t care about Ward, it’s just that she cares about him so much more than anyone else on the team does. Also, it’s not for nothing that he’s coming back from a place called The Fridge. It’s a great bit of irony here: he’s leaving The Fridge - a warm place (he was wearing short sleeves outside) with a cold name - and going to a cold place - the secret base in the Arctic - that has warmth from the people he cares about.
Look at how relieved she is in the second gif. She had no idea if he got hurt in the Fridge, so she feels an immediate sense of relief to see him standing upright and okay. Her little smile speaks volumes. She loves him already, even if she hasn’t said the words yet.
But her relief turns into worry when she sees how beat up his face is. Again, her first instinct is to check and see if he’s okay. Remember that Skye comes from the dutch for “shelter” - just as Ward is her protector, she is his shelter, a safe place where he can find comfort.
And Ward actually lets her fuss over him - he doesn’t shake her off, he lets her touch his face and look at his wounds but, ever the macho man, he says he’s fine. But look at his initial reaction, how surprised he looks. He’s not used to being cared for like that, he’s not used to someone wanting to protect or heal him and it catches him off guard so he covers it up by acting like it’s no big deal.
These next two scenes are my favorite because he literally lets her take a burden off his shoulders. He literally lets her help him remove a weight that he’s been carrying. THE SYMBOLISM, YOU GUYS. THE SYMBOLISM! Out of all the Skyeward moments we’ve had, even the kiss, this one is my favorite because of that subtle but hugely symbolic act. She sees his discomfort and takes the bag (baggage!!) from him and he allows her to do so instead of trying to do it himself. This is a turning point, you guys. He is allowing her to care for him. He is allowing himself to be cared for by her.
And now, we have the end scene with his troubling little smirk.
Skye makes the offer for a drink and he agrees in a heartbeat. Look at the way his eyes keep fluttering down to her lips - you can’t fake that kind of reaction. The chemistry is real, the attraction is real, the feelings are real, even if he doesn’t realize it yet. The heart wants what it wants! He thinks he’s the one playing her, guiding her right into his trap, but he has no idea, he doesn’t even realize that at the same time, she’s also affecting him and slowly leading him out of the darkness.
What about the the smirk though? It looks really shady, BUT remember the scene when Garrett tells Ward to get the code to the hard drive from Skye:
If you can do it the easy way without blowing your cover, then by all means. I’ll give you 24 hours to get the password and get out. After that, well, cross off the team and bring the girl to me.
And Ward hesitates before nodding. It’s a long hesitation and when he finally does, he doesn’t nod with conviction, he nods in defeat, because he has no other choice. It doesn’t sit well with him, the idea of using Skye, but what’s even worse is the thought of handing her over to Garrett who once wanted her dead.
So why the evil smile at the end?
This is how I see it - it’s not so much an evil smile as a cocky, self-assured, triumphant one, the smile of a man who’s sure he’s won before he’s even crossed the finish line. It’s his, AWW YEAH, NAILED IT smirk. He’s flush with the anticipation of success. Skye has just offered him a drink, and he smiles because he’s certain he’ll be able to pry the information out of her quickly, especially if she’s a little tipsy. And if he can get that code from her in less than 24 hours, that means he can keep his cover and won’t have to cross off the team and bring her to Garrett. He’s smiling because he knows it’ll be easy, which is what he wants. He doesn’t want Skye to find out the truth about him, he doesn’t want to have to hurt the team and deliver her to Garrett.
He wants to be able to keep his cover, his cover as Grant Ward, Agent of SHIELD, because being Grant Ward, Agent of SHIELD, means being with her.
nicely done ! he seems so evil now…i just cant…
Marvel Agents of Shield 1x19 The Only Light in the Darkness…Sneak Peak
Arrow Season 2 Ratings
01) 2.74 / 0.9
02) 3.06 / 1.1
03) 2.89 / 0.9
04) 2.37 / 0.8
05) 2.80 / 1.0
06) 3.09 / 1.2
07) 2.66 / 1.0
08) 3.24 / 1.2
09) 3.02 / 1.1
10) 2.52 / 0.9
11) 2.49 / 0.9
12) 2.95 / 1.1
13) 2.86 / 1.0
14) 2.45 / 0.9
15) 2.21 / 0.7
16) 2.42 / 0.8
17) 2.62 / 0.9
18) 2.32 / 0.8
19) 2.26 / 0.7
so this is not unexpected…to me… but I bet it is to the producers…how to ruin an amazing show…in 1/2 a season…
Marvels Agents of Shield 1x19 promo: shit is doing down for Skyeward…is it Tuesday yet?!