Seems like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can’t quite let one season run without a Ward having some major presence. It has now been confirmed that Jeff Ward will return once more in the sixth season as Deke Shaw. The guy has gone through a lot, as he survived a dystopian future and then ended up involved in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s battle with HYDRA, aliens and Graviton. After the team managed to finally close the time loop so that the world would not implode, he seemed to have vanished. He believed that once they broke the loop he would just pop out of existence, which is a common time travel trope, so he wanted to enjoy what the world had to offer before that happens. Seems like he was wrong and will still play a vital part in the show, as Jeff Ward was upped to series regular. Seem slike we will be seeing quite a lot of him, which is an interesting surprise after his complete absence in the last season’s finale.
We still have no idea where they are heading in the next season. The only real hint we got was them trying to hunt down Fitz, who is floating in space alongside Enoch. They did turn the Zephyr into a spaceship so we could see them on a space adventure of some sort. The show also won’t air until summer 2019, so they might not have to worry about the events from Avengers: Infinity War affecting their show. Last season wrapped up a lot of loose ends from seasons’ past so they can go into any direction they want to. S.H.I.E.L.D. still lives on even without Phil Coulson but it does feel odd to think we are heading into a new season without our loveable director. Luckily, they did announce Clark Gregg‘s return as director of the first episode in the sixth season, so he is still involved to some capacity. Will be interesting to see how Deke plays into everything and what we can expect from the upcoming season.
What are your thoughts? You think he would be upgraded to series regular?