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    20 Secrets Of "S.H.I.E.L.D." From Agent Grant Ward

    On Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brett Dalton plays no-nonsense Agent Grant Ward. He sat down with BuzzFeed to talk about Ward's softer side, Agent Coulson's mysterious return, and what Nathan Fillion told him about joining the Whedonverse.

    1. Agent Ward is serious, but he's got a fun side, too. Honest!

    2. And he will be opening up, at least a little.

    3. There is a Ward-centric episode on the horizon.

    4. While Ward is the muscle of the group, Dalton still has no idea what he's doing.

    5. Hook-ups are almost definitely going to happen.

    6. Yes, there is also a very real possibility of death.

    7. Speaking of Coulson, don't expect the mystery of his resurrection to be solved any time soon.

    8. And Dalton cares — because he's a total nerd.

    9. But that doesn't mean he's not doing his research.

    10. But the biggest nerd in the cast? That would be Clark Gregg, obviously.

    11. While we're examining nerd cred, it's worth noting that Dalton was a big Joss Whedon fan prior to S.H.I.E.L.D.

    12. Whedon is the perfect fit for this series, because he understands the Marvel universe and how to have a good time.

    13. Future Whedonverse cameos are likely, and Dalton knows his first pick.

    14. In fact, Fillion actually gave Dalton some guidance on joining the Joss Whedon family.

    15. And Dalton already knows what to say to make fans giddy.

    16. The show is finding the balance between the arc and the individual episodes.

    17. And every episode, whether self-contained or part of the larger mythology, is cinematic.

    18. OK, so that's a no-go on a weekly Hulk appearance, but there could be other Marvel cameos.

    19. But this is the first time S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever gotten its own series. So let's enjoy it.

    20. Besides, the Avengers have their own stuff going on.

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.