Agents of SHIELD season 4 may be embarking on a six-week hiatus but fans have enough fuel to keep their interest burning until the series’ return. The new promo for the show’s April episode teased the return of a dead character.
The character in question is none other than Grant Ward, played by Brett Dalton. Fans will recall that Ward died in the hands of Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) at the mid-season 3 finale. The actor returned in the second half of the season as another character entirely–the villain Hive.
However, before season 3 ended, Hive also died after Lincoln’s (Luke Mitchell) sacrificial act to save the other SHIELD agents. When season 4 began it seemed that Ward, his spirit and Hive were simply part of SHIELD’s past. Nevertheless, the promo teasing the return of Hydra will bring back the character.
The promo begins by revealing that Daisy (Chloe Bennet) transitioned into the Framework. In that platform, there’s a “new world order.”
Apparently, the Framework also points to an association between Daisy and Ward. The photo shown on a bedside table even suggests that Daisy and Ward could be dating.
Series executive producers Jed Whedon ad Marissa Tancharoen confirmed the return of Dalton via Entertainment Weekly. Whedon told the publication:
“We figured when you get dropped into an alternate reality, what better way to show that it might not be everything you imagined than the return of one of our most loved and most hated characters. Also, we wanted to have Brett back. We missed him.”
Since Ward has been an integral member of Hydra, it makes sense that he is in this alternate reality. After all, the evil organization rules in this new world.
What Ward’s Return Could Mean for Agents of SHIELD Season 4
Ward showing up in this new world order could only mean trouble. However, it will certainly be worst for Daisy since she hates the guy the most.
Screen Rant cites that Ward’s betrayal in season 1 is enough for Daisy to hate him. However, the character’s involvement with Lincoln’s death will add fuel to her hatred.
The LMD storyline wrapped up with most of the characters replaced with decoys. The real ones were then thrust into the Framework. Daisy and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are the team’s only hope.
However, with Ward in the way, Daisy’s mission could be derailed. More information will come out once Agents of SHIELD season 4 returns in April.
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