Ward's betrayal and HYDRA's shocking secrets are revealed as Coulson's team goes undercover on a mission that leaves no one unscathed.



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Ward's betrayal and HYDRA's shocking secrets are revealed as Coulson's team goes undercover on a mission that leaves no one unscathed.

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Skye: You know, I never gave you enough credit for this whole zen-warrior thing. But I got to admit, it'd be nice to feel nothing right now.
Melinda May: You think I don't feel anything?
Skye: Look at you. You're a statue. And you and Ward had a thing. So if anyone should be furious...
Melinda May: I'm furious. But I'm sure as hell not gonna waste it on a tantrum. I'm gonna mine it, save it... and when we find Ward, I'm gonna use every bit of it to take him down.
Skye: Wish I knew how to use that hate-fu.
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The First Deathlok (SPOILER ALERT)
30 November 2014 | by (Massachusetts, United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is where things get the hang of it. This episode blew me away because it revealed a lot of Ward's past and Garrett's past before his demise in Beginning of the End. The episode revealed a lot before season two. It helped explain why HYDRA is so manipulative. It was not as good as "The Things We Bury" or "T.A.H.I.T.I." or "Turn, Turn, Turn". This episode makes Ward like Terra from Kingdom Hearts and Garrett like Xehanort from the same franchise. Ward is also my favorite character from SHIELD. I think he is much better than Bucky Barnes. This episode also explains the difference between a Night-Night Gun and an I.C.E.R.

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