100% this! God this annoyed me so much and the fact that she needed to be rescued by Ward made it even worse. I didn't expect Skye to just waltz into a hostile environment and waltz back out unscathed but as far as unnecessary, manufactured dramatic moments are concerned, this one takes the ridiculous cake.
I can see the point you guys are making, but I really don't want to see Skye turn into a canned bad-ass. Watching the actress attempt to throw a punch was almost painful. Maybe she's acting like Skye is that bad at throwing a punch, or maybe they ran out of money to hire a fight coordinator...But either way, everybody is supposed to have their own skillset and to shine in their particular field. And no matter how hot a chick is on an action TV show, she's not gonna go from hacktivist to combat warlord of ass-kicking overnight. Or even in the course of a season.
Unless there's cosmic radiation involved or a karate-ghost that possesses her...
I think she proved she belonged in the biz, so to speak by outsmarting Evil Guy. And she did it using nothing but the truth. Which is kinda her whole deal.
I see what you're saying, because I could easily see how someone would say, "and the bitch still needed rescuing!"
But this is a show about a team. She did her part, and James Bond Jr. did his part.