Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 Preview: Coulson Does Dime Novel Noir

With only hours to go before Wednesday night's episode hits east coast screens, ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is offering viewers a sneak preview of "Out of the Past." From what we've seen so far, it looks like the episode is centered around the rise and "fall" of Agent Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) but what's the deal with the black-n-white film noir look, and Coulson (Clark Gregg) talking like a dime-novel detective? In the following clip, we get a very S.H.I.E.L.D.-like explanation (clue: we're seeing and hearing things as Coulson sees and hears things) as Coulson realizes what date it is: July 22, 1955. Why's that so important? It's the day Agent Sousa became the first fallen agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

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A scene from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Out of the Past" (Image: ABC)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A scene from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Out of the Past" (Image: ABC)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
A scene from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Out of the Past" (Image: ABC)
A scene from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Out of the Past" (Image: ABC)
A scene from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Out of the Past" (Image: ABC)

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 7, episode 4 "Out of the Past": It was just another average morning on July 22, 1955, when Agent Phil Coulson realized the importance of that day in the S.H.I.E.L.D. history books. With a chip on his shoulder and a genre-bending glitch in his system, he'd set into motion a chain of events that would hopefully preserve the timeline as we know it and ensure those pesky chronicoms get the ending they deserve. What could go wrong? Joel Stoffer, Tobias Jelinek, Neal Bledsoe, Larry Clarke, and Enver Gjokaj guest-star. Directed by Garry A. Brown, and written by Mark Leitner.

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A scene from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Out of the Past" (Image: ABC)

The ABC series stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leopold Fitz, Henry Simmons as Director Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez, and Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw. Enver Gjokaj, Joel Stoffer, Tobias Jelinek, Joe Reegan, Nora Zehetner, Greg Finley, Luke Baines, and Patton Oswalt guest star. Produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television, the series was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers alongside Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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