Although its future was often in doubt season to season, Agents of SHIELD season 7 was a sure thing right from the start as ABC renewed the series for two shortened seasons shortly after the end of season five. With the introduction of another time travel storyline — this time to the past — the fact that season 7 will be the show’s final run introduces interesting possibilities for coming full circle with the origins of the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.
Here’s what’s going on with Agents of SHIELD season 7 so far…
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 11 Trailer & Release Date
Agents of SHIELD season 7 premiered on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in the 10pm timeslot for a run of 13 episodes. The next installment is called “Brand New Day,” and it will air on August 5, 2020. Here’s the promo:
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Reviews & Episode Guide
As always, we’ll be reviewing Agents of SHIELD, this time until the bittersweet end. Check back regularly for the episode descriptions and air dates as well as links to the reviews as they’re written.
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 1: “The New Deal”
Coulson and the agents of SHIELD are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1931 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team must hurry to find out exactly what happened. If they fail, it would mean disaster for the past, present and future of the world. (air date: May 27, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 2: “Know Your Onions”
With the identity of the timeline-unraveling “thread” revealed, the team’s mission to protect him at all costs leads each agent to question their own values. Is preserving the future of the world as they know it worth the destruction they could prevent? (air date: June 3, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 3: “Alien Commies from the Future!”
A surprise leap forward in time has stranded Enoch in 1931 and landed the team in yet another unfamiliar decade. Now, in order to stop the chronicoms from launching their newest future-dismantling plan, the agents will have to infiltrate one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most secure bases. They won’t be able to succeed without help from a familiar face or two. (air date: June 10, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD 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? (air date: June 17, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 5: “A Trout in the Milk”
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. (air date: June 24, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 6: “Adapt or Die”
The stakes are higher than ever when, after blowing their cover and damaging the Zephyr in the process, the team must scramble to rescue Mack’s parents, save S.H.I.E.L.D. from a chronicom infestation, and fix the ship … all before the next time-jump. Meanwhile, Daisy and Sousa find themselves at a disadvantage against a power hungry Nathaniel Malick and his goons, and Coulson will have to do the thing he does best in order to save the future. (air date: July 1, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 7: “The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and The D”
After being unexpectedly stranded in 1982, Mack retreats to his childhood home to process the death of his parents, while Deke gets to work scouting a chart-topping group of new agents. With no idea if or when the team is coming back for them, time seems to finally be on their side … at least until the killer robots show up. (air date: July 8, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 8: “After, Before”
With the Zephyr’s time drive malfunctioning, the team is quite literally hurling toward disaster and Yo-Yo may be their only hope. The only problem? To get her powers back, she’ll need to enlist the help of an old adversary and revisit part of her past long hidden away. (air date: July 15, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 9: “As I Have Always Been”
A time storm ravages the Zephyr, propelling it toward destruction while simultaneously forcing Daisy and Coulson to relive their failed attempts to save the team over and over, until they find a solution or are swallowed by the storm. Making it to their next destination will take trust, courage and sacrifice from everyone on board, but it will all come down to having enough time. (air date: July 22, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 10: “Stolen”
After Enoch’s sacrifice propelled them out of the time storm, the team arrives back in 1983 where Nathanial and Kora are hard at work building an army of hand-selected anarchist Inhumans at Afterlife. When the agents split up to cover more ground, Daisy is tasked with protecting Jiaying and is compelled to confront her mother for the first time since her death; while the others quickly learn they’ll need to face yet another supercharged former enemy in order to stop Malick. (air date: July 29, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Episode 11: “Brand New Day”
With the help of Kora on the inside, Sibyl and Nathanial continue their fight to shape a dark new future for S.H.I.E.L.D., managing to stay one step ahead of the agents along the way. If the team is going to turn this one around, they’ll have to get creative, and maybe even a little out of this world. (air date: August 5, 2020)
Agents of SHIELD Season 7 Cast
There were some close calls and even more than one outright death in seasons five and six, but that didn’t stop Agents of SHIELD season 7 from bringing back all of the regular cast inclduing — you guessed it — Clark Gregg as a version of Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Daisy, Ming-Na Wen as May, Henry Simmons as Mack, Iain de Caestecker as Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Yoyo, and Jeff Ward as Deke.
Although the fate of some characters was left up in the air in the season six finale, we did get confirmation from the showrunners in a post-mortem interview that Flint, played by Coy Stewart, would be returning for Agents of SHIELD season 7. There was also indications on Ming-Na Wen’s social media that Briana Venskus as Agent Piper would be alive and well in the final season.
In fact, Wen may have inadvertently revealed on her Instagram account that Agent Carter‘s Enver Gjokaj would be a part of Agents of SHIELD season 7, indicating the possibility of a crossover of sorts for the canceled spinoff. The news was later confirmed, and of course now we’ve seen Daniel Sousa in action!