- "Fate. I don't believe in it. But I know history. I know how the story goes. And when it's playing out right in front of you, it feels like you can't escape it. That fate's gonna catch up on you, tap you on the shoulder, whisper in your ear that your time's up. And then your story ends. Sometimes, the hero has to die, and there's nothing you can do about it."
- ―Phil Coulson Chronicom LMD[src]
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?
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- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson Chronicom LMD
- Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
- Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson/Quake
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
- Henry Simmons as Alphonso Mackenzie
- Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Yo-Yo Rodriguez
- Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw
- Joel Stoffer as Enoch
- Tobias Jelinek as Luke
- Neal Bledsoe as Wilfred Malick
- Darren Barnet as Young Freddy Malick (archive footage; uncredited)
- Larry Clarke as Tom
- Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa
- Philip Alexander as Joe
- Stephanie Drapeau as Lana
- Paul Rogan as Concierge
- Tom Simmons as Cop
- Brett Sheerin as Niles Lindmore (uncredited)
- Frank Scozzari as Train Conductor (uncredited)
- David Horton as Train Passenger (uncredited)
- John Bishop as Frank (archive footage; uncredited)
- Tim Dezarn as George (archive footage; uncredited)
- Los Angeles, California
- New York City, New York
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy (mentioned)
- Bastogne, Belgium (mentioned)
- Las Vegas, Nevada (mentioned)
- Langley, Virginia (mentioned)
- Temple of the Forgotten (mentioned)
- Fear Dimension (mentioned)
- Chronyca-2 (mentioned)
- War Against the Chronicoms
- World War II (mentioned)
- Siege of Bastogne (mentioned)
- Izel's Campaign (mentioned)
- Battle at the Temple of the Forgotten (mentioned)
- A History of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Wall of Valor
- Yo-Yo Rodriguez' Prosthetic Arms
- Healing Pod (mentioned)
- Super Soldier Serum (key ingredient; mentioned)
- Chronicom Hunters
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Clark County Tribune
- Strategic Scientific Reserve (mentioned)
- United States Department of Defense (mentioned)
- CIA (mentioned)
- Avengers (mentioned)
- Howard Stark
- Peggy Carter
- Chester Phillips
- Edwin Jarvis
- Ana Jarvis
- Niles Lindmore/Chronicom
- Phil Coulson
- Gerald Sharpe (indirectly mentioned)
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (picture)
- Duke Ellington (picture)
- Wicked Witch of the East
- Wicked Witch of the West
- William Faulkner
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- This episode includes an epitaph for Joseph Teague.
- This episode is a homage to the classic noir genre of films from the 1940s and 50s.
- As such, most of the episode is in black and white. This is explained in-universe as a side effect of Phil Coulson's LMD malfunctioning after being shorted out by an EMP Generator in Alien Commies from the Future!, which causes him to see the world without color and to monologue in his head like in classic noir films.
- The episode title is a reference to the noir film of the same name.
- The title also references the fact that Daniel Sousa is a man "out of time", as the team took him from his time after his presumed death.
- This episode marks Alphonso Mackenzie's 100th appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..