What bothers me the most is that she knows how Skye feels about Coulson, and everything in the preparation ( the foreshadowing of the scientist with the crystal, preparing Cal with his formula, etc. ) indicates that if Coulson had been sitting in that chair, her plan was the same.
I think I like the character too much for her to take on such an adversarial role I also prefer the episodes where Ward is working with the team in some way shape or form for the same reason.
Some shocks are just a tad bit too much for me, I guess LOL Up to that point, there were all sorts of positives. The opening was funny and brilliant. Tying into Age of Ultron once again naturally tickled me. You know something all those teeming masses in the theater don't. They have no idea Coulson pointed the Avengers to the scepter. They also have no idea about the thing in the climax that I won't mention because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet.
( I just got back a couple of hours ago from my second viewing )
One thing people absolutely need to learn is not to watch episodes of AOS that follow the release of a new movie until they've seen the movie. The tie-in here wasn't as big as it was with Winter Soldier, but it's still a reasonably significant spoiler.
Just noticed in my second viewing that the Shield agent with the most screen time ( other than the big two, of course ) was the same guy from Winter Soldier who wouldn't launch the Helicarriers on "Captain's orders". That was a nice touch
This will most likely be something similar to my experience with Iron Man III. That revelation of the Mandarin completely destroyed my immersion, and I barely remember anything after that from my theater viewing. It's only after repeat viewings ( and the Marvel One-Shot "Hail to the King" ) that I've been able to enjoy that movie.
The next time I watch my way through the whole series again, I'm sure I'll be less reactionary.