So, as we can see from the image above, Skye’s name is not centralised as it would be if she wasn’t using a last name as we saw in seasons 1 and most of season 2.
We can surmise that this Framework version of Skye is using a last name but thanks to that strategic thumb positioning, we can’t see what it is. But we can make a few guesses.
The first and most cruel, could it be Skye Ward? It would be a cruel play with the ship name sure but I’m not sure that it will turn out to be Ward. The text Daisy receives refers to Ward as her boyfriend and not husband, so there’s no reason for her to have taken his name.
It could be Johnson but even that’s unlikely because if she found her parents in this reality, then her name would be Daisy Johnson and not Skye (I’ll also talk about why she’s Skye in this reality and not Daisy).
The one I think that’s most likely is May, that is Skye May. Skye was always looking for a family and I think the Framework gave her that while also giving some peace to May, by giving her a surrogate for a daughter. I think it’s possible that we’ll see a deep bond between Daisy and May in the Framework that will help Daisy break through to her. I also want this to happen because I miss their interactions.
Now, as to why Daisy is Skye in the Framework is because as Daisy, she doesn’t have any ties to Ward or any of the ‘fixes’ that AIDA made. Skye on the other hand, was impressionable and naive. She was looking for approval and as stated earlier, a family. Daisy has all of that, she found her birth family and the family she chose, Coulson, May, Simmons, Fitz, Mack and Elena. These people validate and encourage her own deep-seated sense of justice and doing the right thing. She considers them family because of who they are, the way they were shaped by their regrets. Daisy, while also more understanding, would never choose to be with Ward, she’s still mourning Lincoln, remember. Her mind would immediately rebel.
And Chloe’s acting in that sneak peek was amazing. Her shock at finding Ward in the bed and not Lincoln, then her anger when she tried to quake him and finally her terror and helplessness when she realised not only did she not have her powers but that she would have to play along. Her discomfort and disgust every time he comes closer is palpable.
Also Brett Dalton, as Ward, he’s not being a jerk yet. He’s amused when she tries to quake him because he doesn’t know about her powers (obviously) and it makes no sense to him, except that it looks silly. He’s puzzled by her behaviour but doesn’t think too long on it. It is a little troubling that he doesn’t pick up on her discomfort but that’s probably for the best, we don’t him sniffing around and getting suspicious..
Anyway, that’s all I have for now, can’t wait for the episode to air! It has been too long!