The agents on the Zephyr go through the same time loop again and again, and only Daisy and Coulson remember the previous loops. They struggle to save the ship before it reaches an approaching vortex, which draws closer with each loop. To stop the Zephyr's destruction, one of the team must die for good.
Did You Know?
The term "Phlebotinum", mentioned in this episode as a word that does't exist, is, in fact, a term that was originally coined by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer
writer David Greenwalt
. According to Joss Whedon
, who created both Buffy and Agents, the term is similar to that of "maguffin", meaning an imaginary object that serves no purpose other than to move the plot forward. See more
Daisy 'Skye' Johnson
Does it hurt?
It does. A bit. But it's not the physical pain that troubles me. I am acutely aware that in my thousands of years observing humans, I never used to feel lonely. I have been alone many times. To be candid, I preferred it. But it wasn't until I met this particular team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents that being alone meant *feeling* lonely. And I don't care for it. So I am feeling, as you might expect, some anxiety now.
You don't have to. You're not alone. Daisy and I will stay with you right ...
The show's title card shows twice, once during the first loop shown to the viewer and once during the second loop shown. See more
References Max Headroom