It’s interesting that you say that he’s not good or bad. Ward was putting his life on the line for a cause that he thought was worthy, and that’s what we do, as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. That’s something that’s going to be brought into question. It’s a great concept because as soon as you’re able to protect someone, you’re able to hurt somebody, at the same time. Those are the questions and conundrums that Coulson now has to deal with, being Director. He doesn’t get to be like, ‘Well, we’re not asking questions because it’s come from above.’ He has to decide those ethical questions now.
Elizabeth Henstridge after Brett Dalton’s answer to a question about Ward (via jemmadanvers)


Rafe Judkins: And you just think of something like that and, and it could be nothing, it could be something that’s easily cut, but because of Elizabeth and Iain, it really works, it makes you feel it.

Agents of SHIELD commentary: Rafe Judkins, Lauren LeFranc, Ming-Na Wen and J. August Richards on “T.R.A.C.K.S.”.

A key moment called for Henstridge to knock De Caestecker unconscious with a fire extinguisher, an act she rehearsed repeatedly…Despite the practice and the extinguisher’s soft, rubber material, Henstridge was convinced she would hurt De Caestecker. Throughout the day she practiced bumping people on the back of the head…to make certain she could sell the gag without hurting her victim. When it came time to shoot, Henstridge still was hesitant to hit De Caestecker with the necessary force. After much coaxing, she took a good swing and sent him crumpling to the ground in pain. It was a brilliant moment of acting. Ever the prankster, De Caestecker enlisted the help of the on-set makeup team to creative a massive bruise on the back of his neck and feigned injury for most of the next day. A distraught Henstridge fell for the ruse completely.
Agents Of SHIELD Season One Declassified book (via needtohearyousayit)