"A Trout in the Milk" is the fifth episode of the seventh and final season, of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the one-hundredth and twenty-eighth episode of the series overall. It aired on June 24, 2020 and was written by Iden Baghdadchi, and directed by Stan Brooks.
After a bumpy landing in the disco decade, the team – Daniel Sousa in tow – reunites with more than one familiar face at the S.H.I.E.L.D. hangout and discovers exactly how to dismantle the Chronicoms’ latest plan. But when they get too close for comfort, the Zephyr unexpectedly leaps forward again, this time to a date pivotal to not only the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. but to the future of Director Mack as well.
- Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
- Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May
- Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons
- Henry Simmons as Director Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie
- Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez
- Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw
- Joel Stoffer as Enoch
- Tobias Jelinek as Luke
- Thomas E. Sullivan
- Neal Bledsoe as Wilfred 'Freddy' Malick
- Dawan Owens as Agent Ford
- Cameron Palatas as Young Gideon Malick
- Sedale Threatt Jr. as John Mackenzie
- Paulina Bugembe as Lilla Mackenzie
- Patrick Warburton as Rick Stoner
- Enver Gjokaj as Daniel Sousa
- Among the names shown on Malick's computer for Project Insight, include; Ben Taylor, Susan Morse, James Cook, Isabelle Hartley, Mark Roberts, Ronald Collins, Susan Parker, Natahn Bowen, Gabe Jones, Conrad Murphy, Bruce Banner, Victoria Hand, Ben Harris, Betty Wright, Michael Phillips, Roger Stewart, Margaret Nelson, Leonard Terres, Jis Morita, Robert Gonzales, Robert Meere, Thomas Hall, David Robinson and Peggy Carter.
- The names include characters previously seen or referenced, prior, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Enoch's line, "Come with me if you want to continue to exist!", is a reference to the film franchise, The Terminator, with the first film actually coming out, 11 years afterwards.
- Coulson's alias "Patrick Kutik", is a reference to Pachakutiq, another one of the real Phil Coulson's doppelgängers.