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The history of Agent Ward's recruitment into Hydra on 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

According to Hero Complex on Friday, with only two episodes left of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." left to go, next Tuesday's installment is entitled "Ragtag". As seen a previous episode where Agent Ward, played by Brett Dalton, takes out Agent Victoria Hand and her cohorts, he is seen staring into space as Agent Garrett talks about the "ragtag" good old days. Ward has always been a Hydra agent since his teen-aged years unbeknownst to his allies as he rides with them in friendship on "the bus". Later, during the events of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", he decides to trigger into action in opposition against S.H.I.E.L.D.

Actor Brett Dalton attends The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' at Dolby Theatre on March 23, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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The episode of "Ragtag" delves into the recruitment of Ward into Hydra. He first encounters Agent John Garrett paying him a visit in a juvenile detention center. Ward is committed of a crime and accused by his own family by setting their house on fire and being tried for the murder of his brother who happened to be still residing in the building. Garrett makes him an offer he can't refuse and even lives by the mantra of, "Do not trust anyone". That being said, regardless of the trust situation at the moment, Ward takes Garrett up on his offer and is broken out of the containment area and being set free.

So it appears that during a dire time in Agent Ward's life comes a man willing to give him a chance at becoming a man only to sacrifice his own ethics in becoming a Hydra agent. This whole time he's incognito befriending, manipulating, and breaking hearts. It was the events of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" that produced Ward's true colors and the conquest by Hydra to take over the world and the organization of S.H.I.E.L.D.

At this point, Maria Hill had made Coulson aware that the organization is "no more" and now joins his friends in abandonment mode as they try to sort out their situation at a hotel. They are found taking a bit of a breather while they figure out what to do next.

To keep up with the show and move forward with the events as they happen, stay tuned for ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.

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