I think that the situation with Coulson and TAHITI is a bit different, since that particular secret affected Coulson in the most personal manner imaginable. That was his life and his death and his own boss and friend messing with his mind.
Fury's survival - well, this is operational security. Coulson shouldn't have any problems keeping *that* secret, for the reasons you've spelled out.
I found Ward's behavior rather strange and inconsistent. I can see a few likely scenarios playing out here:
1. Ward is indeed Hydra, Garrett's evil protege.
2. Ward is Hydra, but he's not totally buying into the party line.
3. Ward is brainwashed or otherwise mentally manipulated.
4. Ward is playing a really deep game and is actually undercover trying to find out more about Hydra's plans and infiltration of SHIELD.
The episode tag focused on Ward, who seemed very blank and distracted while Garrett was telling his war story. (Of course, that just might be wooden acting on his part...) I'm guessing there's more going on here than Ward simply being an evil Hydra infiltrator. In any case, there is a very good chance he'll get killed by the end of the season.
Fake the baby's death and give her to Renard's mother. The venerable hexenbiest kept her son safe and raised him remarkably well, all things considered. Plus, she kept him *alive*, not a minor thing in the grad scheme of things.
I also have to wonder about poor Sebastien. Is it possible that we haven't seen the last of him? Granted, Prince Viktor shot him, but we never saw his corpse. Renard told him previously to "fake his death if he had to" in order to get Adalind and the baby out. And Meisner said he couldn't "imagine" that Sebastien survived. I'm actually kind of hoping it just ain't so, and we'll be seeing Renard's loyal spy again one day...
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