COULSON: It’s not Hydra. This is Fury reaching out.
MAY: There’s no way to know that for sure.
still the saddest words ever uttered.
#THIS IS THE ONLY PART OF THE CONVERSATION THAT MATTERS#THE FLIRTATIOUS SKYEWARD THE SKYEWRD WHI MAKE FUN OF EACH OTHER THIS IS REAL#THEIR SMILES ARE REAL EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS REAL FUCK EVERYTHING Else#skyeward
He even walks away from Garrett to get some semblance of privacy… Because Skye is off limits. She is still off limits and she will always be OFF LIMITS.
Yes, and you know what? She is the first thing that’s actually his - she isn’t the mission, she was not even supposed to be on the team, this is something that happened to him because it happened, not because he *had to* fall in love with her, or pretend to do so. He has nothing - NOTHING - he doesn’t have the luxury of acting on his own will, he is acting per order, that’s what his whole life was about, and this is finally something that belongs to him and him only. It reminds me of Bucky and Steve, and how devastating it was for Bucky to realize that he knew someone. That someone didn’t want to fight him, that someone gave him back his name (and names are basics of our identities) - and now Bucky has something that’s his and only his; the name and a friend (a friend he still needs to remember, but you get the point, I hope).
Skye is so much better off right now - she has team!Bus, she has a family, she has people who will gather around her to comfort her once when shit really hits the fan, but Grant? Besides Skye he has nothing and nobody. I WANT TO CRY BECAUSE OF HIM DAMMIT, because he is always the one who ends up betrayed.
This will not end well for Grant. The show is setting it up that at some point Grant is going to have to make a real decision. He’s going to have to choose between Skye/Coulson and Garrett.
They already set it up when Raina asked about owing something to Coulson but Garrett responded with “sure… But I owe everything to Garrett”.
My heart breaks for him. And Brett Dalton is such an incredible actor. If anyone was questioning his skills, they seriously need to watch this episode.
If they don’t give him redemption arc they wasted everything imo, because he is a victim of abuse, his ENTIRE LIFE was abuse and now he finally has a chance to break free. AND IF THEY DON’T GIVE IT TO HIM THEY’RE BASTARDS AND I SHALL BE DONE - DONE WITH THIS SHOW.
I’m just laughing because I wrote those tags while angrily stomping to work hahaha
YES, Skye is the only good Ward has left in his life, whether Ward sees it or not, Garrett has taken almost everything away from Ward, but Skye, Skye is in Wards heart and not even Garrett can take away his feelings for her. And in the end he will have to choose and he will think back and think back to Garrett pulling award out from a hell hole and sticking him in another one but he’ll then think to Skye, and how she is the light and everything pure and good in his life and how with her he can smile and laugh just like in this phone convo or when they play battleships and how he can express his feelings, how with her he has somehow managed to gain some of his humanity back.
AND HE WILL FUCKIN CHOOSE THE LIGHT NOT THE DARKNESS OKAY.
#i’m just really transfixed by her makeup#how much do you bet Jemma would just KILL for an Agent May makeup lesson?#she’s probably begged a few tips off Skye#but May…#’FITZ! It’s completely reasonable! Agent May is the only one of us TRAINED in these matters!’#when she finds out they’re all going undercover Jemma starts scheming#and it only gets worse when she finds out May’s cover#she tries to convince May the lab has the best lighting#May just looks at her because the bathroom will do fine? and if it’s full she has a compact mirror?#and then Jemma starts trying to bioengineer better foundation#’what you have is lovely Agent May I just thought I could you know improve on the formula’#Skye tells Coulson as a joke and Coulson tells May#And May is just all ??? if she’s looking for useful things she could ask Ward for some self-defense tips???#and then like four years in the future when they’re bffs Skye has a slumber party and May agress to share the skills Nat taught her#and when Fitz gets bored and falls asleep they take turns practicing on his face (via eveningsandcoffeespoons)