Ward’s body language when he is with his dad is so different from his body language in the rest of the show. He’s like this tightly-wound coil around dad, flinching away from his touch and yet leaning into it in other moments, and when he’s not around dad his body language shifts to a controlled mannerism that sees breakthrough moments of ‘the real Ward’. ‘The real Ward’ being someone who’s self-deprecating, horribly sarcastic, intelligent, very sensitive, controlfreak-ish, insecure, giving, etc.. and vulnerable, terribly so.
Dad knew all this. Dad used this and played into it until it became Ward’s weak spot for dad to exploit at will. Harold Meachum is complete and utter trash. I can’t wait to see how Ward grows away from him. Please let it be so.