Agents of Shield Season 7 Episode 4
With this week’s black-and-white episode “Out of the Past,” Agents of Shield found a clever way to tell a rather mundane story, and in some ways it was successful in upending expectations and delivering on its mysteries. But stepping back and looking at the installment as a whole reveals a rather toothless enemy in a story that’s more about the morality of changing history while trying to preserve its impact. As in last week’s episode, the more powerful moments are the smaller ones, like the conversations between Yoyo and Deke or the discoveries May makes about her emotional extremes, and honestly, these still constitute a win for the series.
It wasn’t the film noir style with its monochromatic visuals and flat-toned narration that made the story more subdued; in fact, the music and