Oh my gosh my heart I just realized.he looks at her right there and sees his old girlfriend, who tried to help him. More than that he sees what he did to her. And that's why he thinks she is wasting her time. But turns out, he's wrong.
I love this scene so much and it's so underrated. Daisy went back to Hive because of the addictive qualities of his Sway, and everyone else thought she went to him to bring him down in a fight. Lincoln INSTANTLY knew what she did and why she did it. He saw right through the pretense she put up. Telling her that he understood her and her actions was so important. Agents of Shield Staticquake