'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 7 Preview: New members, killer robots and some thigh-slapping comedy
It has been a rough couple of episodes of 'Agents of SHIELD'. From Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) self-destructing to Mack (Henry Simmons) killing Chronicoms who assumed the identity of his parents and being marooned in that time period, it was a gut-wrencher and the next episode sure comes across as comic relief. Titled 'The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D', the promo and the synopsis hints at a change in tone and storyline.
The episode sees Deke Shaw (Jeff Ward) after being left alongside Mack to assemble a new team and by the looks of it, they are also a pop-band. It is revealed his squad actually comes along with some special skillsets that even Deke might find hard to comprehend since he's actually from 2091. In this episode, as a newfound resident of the 1980s and without the rest of his team, Deke has taken it upon himself to assemble a new squad for Mack and himself — though they might also be a pop band, because why not? The members of “The Deke Squad,” as we’ll learn, all have a range of special skills and occupations, some of which Deke (being originally from the year 2091) may or may not fully understand.
The official synopsis reads: "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." 'Agents of SHIELD' has successfully recreated the 1930s, '50s, and the '70s, the new time period in the '80s and we won't be surprised if the show opens with Bon Jovi's 'Livin' On a Prayer'.
Even though fans will be curious to know about the possibility of Coulson's return and Daisy Johnson's (Chloe Bennet) recovery, it looks like there might be a bit of a wait as the next episode will almost surely be a thigh-slapping comedy after two intense chapters.
You can watch the promo here:
'Agents of SHIELD' airs Wednesdays 10 pm ET on ABC.