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When Daisy gets a horrifying glimpse of the future, S.H.I.E.L.D. races to prove that fate is not fixed.


Kevin Tancharoen


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clark Gregg ... Phil Coulson
Ming-Na Wen ... Melinda May
Brett Dalton ... Hive
Chloe Bennet ... Daisy 'Skye' Johnson
Iain De Caestecker ... Leo Fitz
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Jemma Simmons
Henry Simmons ... Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie (credit only)
Luke Mitchell ... Lincoln Campbell
Powers Boothe ... Gideon Malick
Matthew Willig ... Lash
Mark Dacascos ... Giyera
Bjorn Johnson ... Charles Hinton (as Bjørn Johnson)
Wolfgang Bodison ... Edwin Abbott
Lola Glaudini ... Polly Hinton
Markus Flanagan ... Rowan Hamilton


When Daisy gets a horrifying glimpse of the future, S.H.I.E.L.D. races to prove that fate is not fixed.

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5 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The character of Edwin Abbott (Wolfgang Bodison) is named after the 19th century teacher and theologian, Edwin Abbott, who wrote the book "Flatland" which uses a similar metaphor to explain the mathematical theory of time and space that Fitz uses as an explanation for the team. See more »


At the end of the show as the homeless man dies, he lets go of the carved bird. It rolls three times and comes to rest upright. The camera switches to an overhead shot and slowly pans away. The bird is now lying on its side and much closer to his hand then in the previous shot. See more »


Leo Fitz: There's no future. There's no past. It just... It just is and nothing you can do will change that.
Melinda May: You're hurting my brain.
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18 March 2019 | by noorea-85147See all my reviews

I LOVE THIS EPISODE! Everything about this episode is great, the concept and the execution are top notch, it is written by the showrunners, Jed and Mo, my heroes! and directed by the always excellent Kevin Tancharoen, so you know the action is great! I love how they handled seeing the future, the show has a unique take on the change the future idea and it's really nice to have, and this episode has a scene where Fitz explains spacetime, and I learned what that means from it! I also really love the team dynamics in this episode, the training sequences are pure gold!

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