Contact Us

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Confirms [SPOILER]’s Return for ‘What If’ Arc

Agents of SHIELD Season 4 Ward Brett Dalton Return What If
Marvel / ABC

Tuesday’s climactic Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. arc lost all “Self Control” over the LMD arc, ending with one whopper of a twist. Daisy and Simmons headed inside the mysterious “Framework,” revealed as a “What If”-type world with one major Winter Soldier tweak. The closing stinger also teased a major return from the series’ past, which producers now confirm for the final April episodes.

You’re warned of full spoilers for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s final LMD episode, “Self Control,” but it seems the third “pod” of Season 4 will fully commit to its depiction of Radcliffe’s “Framework” as an alternate reality wherein Hydra succeeded in its Winter Soldier uprising. Not only is May now an agent of the enemy, and Coulson a teacher educating against Inhumans, but Grant Ward is alive and well as Daisy (or Skye?)’s boyfriend.

The brief look at Daisy’s alternate reality only showed an obscure figure in bed, using a framed photo of Chloe Bennet and Brett Dalton to make the point, but Marvel now confirms the late Ward will be back for the final arc:

In addition to confirming the third segment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 as a sort of “what if” reality for each character, executive producer and “Self Control” director Jed Whedon gave Entertainment Weekly some of the thinking behind Ward’s return:

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.

Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. won’t resume until April or so, but check out the teaser again below, read our review of tonight’s latest, and stay tuned for more on Ward’s return.

Subscribe to 1130 The Tiger on

Subscribe to 1130 The Tiger on

Check Out 100 TV Facts You May Not Know!

Ghost Rider Was Too Expensive for 22 Episodes

Best of 1130 The Tiger

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Tiger Den quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Tiger Den contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.