“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” fans, prepare to meet the man who helped shape Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) into a HYDRA traitor. Zap2it can exclusively reveal that viewers will be introduced to Sen. Christian Ward, Grant’s abusive older brother, in Season 2, episode 6, “A Fractured House.” Better yet, the elder Ward will be played by “White Collar” star Tim DeKay.
Could Christian be the “senator with deep pockets” Gen. Glenn Talbot (Adrian Pasdar) was referring to in Tuesday’s (Sept. 30) episode, “Heavy in the Head”? It certainly seems likely, but if so, why is he anti-SHIELD and anti-Coulson? Is he trying to get to Ward, or does he have an even more nefarious purpose? Certainly Christian can’t be a good guy.
Following the reveal of Grant’s HYDRA affiliations in Season 1, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) has been using him for information in Season 2 — and Ward has seemed like a willing participant if it means he gets to talk to Skye. But Ward remains an unstable mess, so any storyline that brings his older brother into the fray again likely doesn’t bode well, especially since Dalton tells Zap2it that Ward is trying to figure out who he is without Garrett as his father figure.
“He’s thinking about all the bad things he’s done,” Dalton says of Ward being in solitary confinement. “When you’re in captivity like that, you’re forced to deal with all of the questions that are swimming around in your head. You can’t avoid them. It’s just you in that room. I think that he has a lot to answer for, so I think that he’s probably there with a lot of voices in his head.”