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"I'm starting to think you guys made the timeline worse than it was before."
"We have no time to speculate."
"Speculate? This is more than just a trout in the milk."
Daniel Sousa and Daisy Johnson[src]

A Trout in the Milk is the fifth episode of the seventh season of the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


After a bumpy landing in the disco decade, the team – Daniel Sousa in tow – reunites with more than one familiar face at the S.H.I.E.L.D. hangout and discovers exactly how to dismantle the Chronicoms’ latest plan. But when they get too close for comfort, the Zephyr unexpectedly leaps forward again, this time to a date pivotal to not only the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. but to the future of Director Mack as well.


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  • A Trout in the Milk is the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that depicts a full intro with the main cast being presented individually, albeit in 70's style intro, as well as the first episode to have its own title shown onscreen. The intro is patterned after the opening credits of series produced by Quinn Martin that featured a narrator reciting the cast names and episode title. Most of the footage used in the intro comes from earlier seasons of the series.
  • The term "a trout in the milk" means that while there is no direct evidence of the act, there is circumstantial evidence to believe that it was the case. The phrase is said several times by Daniel Sousa, who is unaware that the phrase has fallen out of style.
  • Melinda May uses the alias Chastity McBryde. In the comics, McBryde was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent tasked with apprehending Elektra.
  • Enoch's line "Come with me, if you want to continue to exist!" is a riff on "Come with me, if you want to live!" from the Terminator franchise.
  • The S.H.I.E.L.D. uniforms seen in 1976 are reminiscent of the classic costumes from the comics (blue with white accents).


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