Come on guys, let's all rally. I don't think this ship is quite sunk — especially after the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 's electric scenes between Skye and Ward. Ward continued to feed helpful information to his team (though we all know from Homeland that good intel doesn't always equal a trustworthy informant), all whilst remaining utterly (and slightly creepily) devoted to Skye.
Their conversation was peppered with little mentions of how much he still cared for her — when she quipped something about him being lucky not to be faced with a murderous Fitz again, he rather mushily intoned he was simply happy to see her, and he implied time and time again that all he wants is her regained trust. And for Skye's part? She seemed hopeful that Ward was the victim of some brainwashing too. Unfortunately, as it turned out, he was acting on his own free will. The fact that she still held out that hope? It speaks volumes.
Also notable, is the fact that Skye trusts Ward. Against her better judgement, she admits, but still — it's a start, right? Even post-Hydra reveal actors Chloe Bennet and Brett Dalton have both remained adamant SkyeWard 'shippers (though Bennet's been known to dabble in Skimmons, which I whole-heartedly support as well). Bennet's even gone so far as to call Skye and Ward "soulmates"in an interview with Zap2it. And I know things are kept really hush-hush on shows like S.H.I.E.L.D, but when an actor says something like that, you've gotta wonder what they know that we don't — so SkyeWard proponents, don't despair!
That said, Ward's desire for Skye's trust could be yet another trick — because bringing her super suspicious, Kyle MacLachlan-y father into the picture may speak of ulterior motives.