Brett Dalton Discusses ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Mid-season Finale’s Big Reveal

So, if you haven’t watched the mid-season finale of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., there are definitely spoilers below. You have been warned. Were you as shocked as I was to see Coulson go the distance and rather than just leave him on the planet kill Grant Ward? How about that ending? The series definitely went out with a massive cliffhanger and while speaking with Variety, Brett Dalton spoke about the episode and his “bitter-sweet” death and return. Is there still some of Grant Ward in there? Doesn’t sound like it.

That version of Ward is no longer. I don’t know if we want to call him I-Ward, or Ward 2.0, but that version of Ward is no longer. And I was a little sad, but at the same time, I also knew that I was still on the show!

He added that while ” he looks like me and talks like me and still has the memories, it’s a different entity, so it’s very exciting, actually. I’m very lucky to have a part on a show that is so successful and a part that changes so often and has such a cool story arc.” The episode also is sure to have a huge impact on Phil Coulson going forward due to the events that occured at the end. Sure, he wanted Grant Ward dead but to do it in the manner that he did? It’s a line that many didn’t expect Coulson to cross. Dalton commented on the matter and what that means for the future of the character. 

Coulson crossed a line. Some would say that Ward has crossed every line there is, but Coulson now has crossed a line, and I think this season has drawn a whole bunch of parallels between the two. In some ways, this is the conclusion of those parallels. Coulson, in a way, has become Ward … he’s learned to play my game and has crossed over to my side, so did I win that battle? Is that what that means? I left my mark on Coulson just as much as he’s left his mark on me.

I’m sad to see the version of Grant Ward that we’ve known gone but excited to see where they go with the rest of the season. Let us know your thoughts on last night’s episode in the comments section below. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return on March 8th. 

Source: Variety

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