I think he was able to leave since it was so close to Halloween. Or was it Halloween that day? Isn’t it like all Hallow’s eve the spirits can walk free among the people? Really I cannot remember the gist of it but I know Halloween wasn’t originally about dressing up and getting candy. It was like lots of people believed it was day for the dead and I remember hearing it was a devil worshipers holiday but I honestly don’t know.
You’re not the evil I was referring to. Garrett is evil. You’re just…weak. Doing anything you’re told. I hope Garrett orders you to walk into traffic.
Anyone who wants a redemption arc for this guy, kindly look at these lines that leave very little question as to what he’s thinking about right now and then kindly leave the room and think about what it is you really want.
Look at Skye. The first time I saw this, I was just put off, by her vitriol. But now, reading the lines.
She´s reading him. Loud and clear.
This is the worst both of them could become.
She, a master manipulator and he, on the verge of truly becoming a monster in the face of having to deal with emotions.
But Skye isn´t afraid, she understands him and the why and how better than we all perhaps give her credit for.
She´s so strong… and she´s right.. he´s weak.
He had just BEGGED Garret to give him orders, because he´s unable to deal with having a choice.
And lets hope, this will be the closest, they will ever come to that point again.
YES I STILL WANT REDEMPTION FOR THIS GUY. Yes, this was his worst. I don’t like it but i think he needed to reach his absolute low. And i don’t think he was talking about rape - he was being despicable and trying to make her hate him by being the worst version of himself.
However this was done the way it was done to allow haters to project all of their idiocy onto him. With this show? All things can have several interpretations. But of course you choose the one that validates your hate.
And haters can fuck off backwards.
I’m also pretty sure that he does just want to take what he wants from her, but that doesn’t translate to sex for him. Skye was never about sex for Ward. Sure, that’s an aspect of being attracted to/in love with someone so I’m not saying he doesn’t want to have sex with her at some point. But he isn’t about to rape her because what he wants most from her isn’t her body. What he wants from her is acceptance and love, what he almost had before his cover was blown.
And now, because of Raina, he thinks if he makes Skye into the monster she has the potential to become, they can both “be monsters together”. Him saying he’ll take what he wants is him saying I’ll make you into a monster too, so you won’t hate me for being one. He wants to be with her, and if the only way he can have her is bringing her down to his level, then at this point he’ll do it. Whether that’s through attacking her, or making her hate him so much that she snaps and becomes like him in order to best him (which, judging by his self-deprecating and abuse-accepting ways, I’m betting on the latter one).
To touch on why I don’t believe he’d attack her… Ward would never hurt Skye (he’s said it before), and I think even this twisted by Garrett and Raina, that still holds true (physically, at least). Skye isn’t afraid of Ward because she knows this. He’s holding her at gunpoint, but she knows he’s not going to shoot her any more than she’s going to blow up the lab with people in it. Raping her would be physically hurting her, so Ward won’t do that. What he will do is psychologically fuck with her until she’s as angry and violent as he is.
And he still has his orders. Garrett finally told him to bring Skye, so that’s what Ward is going to do. While before he was trying to protect her from Garrett, now he’ll willingly hand her over because he knows Garrett can make her a monster, and Ward will be there to be the one she lets loose on and beats down first, because that’s how he sees his worth. People only care about him when they abuse him, so he’ll gladly take punch after punch and all of her hate and anger until she loves him again, and then they can both just be monsters together.
Ward deserves a redemption arc because we, as an audience, know he is only a monster because of what Garrett has done to him. This is his lowest point because his abuser almost cuts him loose, and Ward suffers from a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome and Battered Wife Syndrome. He needs Garrett beyond rational understanding, and he’ll do anything to please him at this point because he almost lost the only life line he has (this is his mentality). He’s attached to his abuser because he doesn’t know better, and Garrett was the first person to shed any kind of care to him. It was a twisted, manipulative care, but it was still the first bit of care he got, and any pure affection Ward’s gotten (like his dog), Garrett has snuffed out. Which is why he wants Skye’s affection more than he can say.
He finally wants what he had with his dog back; he wants to believe he can have that so badly, but he’s burned all his bridges when he left the team. They cared for him, and it made everything complicated, but Garrett has twisted and mutilated that kind of affection into something weak and despicable. So he wanted to make Skye a monster because it was the only way he could see having that (1 because then they’d both be ‘strong’ together, and 2 it was the only way she’d love him again). Ward is psychologically twisted, possibly beyond repair, but that’s why his redemption arc will be so worth it. Seeing he could come back from all this is such a powerful fucking statement. It means you can overcome and come back from anything. That no matter how bad it gets, there’s always hope and a way to redeem yourself or be a better person.
We want him to realize it’s not a weakness to care but a strength. We want him to realize not all relationships have to be dark and cold and evil, that they can be pure and tender and loving and still be a strength. We want him to be able to atone for his sins, just like Mike Peterson is about to do for his son. Ward is evil, but his heart isn’t completely dead yet. He’s made abhorred sins and mistakes, but the point of a redemption arc is no matter how bad you get, there is always a chance to be redeemed, to be better, and some day even good. The classics are Vegeta from DBZ, the worst of killers and truly evil at his core only to become the fucking protector of Earth with a family he loves. Or (THIS PART IS A SPOILER) Bucky Barnes, a good man who was twisted into a weapon for Hydra and killed dozens of people, shaped the 21st century into the corrupt thing that it was. The Winter Soldier was an evil weapon, but broke free from it to start his redemption arc, which he started by saving Captain America.
Ward’s story is the same concept, and arguably extremely parallel to the Winter Soldier’s arc. Ward was a good child twisted and molded by abuse from a young age that never stopped and never let up. Now he has to find out who he is on his own and try to mend what he did with the people around him who actually cared, to become who he is and find the good man inside who was always there to begin with. That’s why he deserves redemption, and that’s why I still believe in Grant Ward.
YES TO ALL OF THIS.
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We’ve had #CoulsonLives, we’ve had #SaveCoulson, we’ve had #KoenigLives, we’ve had #SaveVictoriaHand. Now it’s time for #StandWithWard.
For the four-month hiatus between Season 1 and Season 2, let us collectively show our support for Grant Douglas Ward….
I wanna see how many of us are left
What is your acne telling you?
1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.
3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.
4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!
6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.
7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.
Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!
Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).
Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.
14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!
So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!
whoa. I’m keeping this.
Funniest gif of the boys. Zayn fake punches Liam which makes him & Louis bump heads. Louis is like ‘wtf’. Harry is like ‘what just happened?’ & Niall is just in the corner being an angel & in Niall land thinking ‘we made it’ (: