Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Episode 7.04 "Out of the Past" [#tvseries #review]

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Mack: It's easier to let a bad man live than let a good man die.
Coulson: That's catchy, and I wish I'd said it.

A noir-style episode, in black and white, and with Coulson's voice that acts as a narrator, just like in the noir movies in the 50s. I appreciated the fact that they give an explanation of this peculiar thing: the electrical impulse that hit Coulson at the end of the previous episode had damaged him, and now he sees in black and white and constantly hears his inner voice that describes everything. This episode is set on July 22nd 1955, a day well known in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s history because on this day agent Sousa dies.

A little less exciting episode than the previous ones but not less interesting. I would like to mention one last thing. When Coulson explains to Mack how Sousa's death is historically important because it inspired a lot of agents, Mack compares it to Coulson's death which allowed the Avengers to come together. I really liked this reference! After the first two seasons it seemed to me this series has become increasingly isolated from the MCU, the references have been increasingly less and less important, and the end of Infinity War which had an incredible impact on all humanity (on the whole universe, actually) in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. went completely unnoticed. I understand that they had other problems at the time, and the timelines have become more and more messed up, but it upset me. So even though the separation can now be said to be basically final, and my dream of seeing the Avengers discover that Phil was still alive is now gone, I was happy with this little reminder!

HERE some Coulson screencaps (possible spoilers!)

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