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"New Life" is the first episode of the seventh season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1931 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team must hurry to find out exactly what happened. If they fail, it would mean disaster for the past, present and future of the world.


Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe


  • The title is a reference to FDR's famous United States reformation also called The New Deal. Coulson himself makes a "dad joke" about it during the episode.
  • While the first unit was filming the scene in which the agents are walking down the New York streets, the second unit was shooting Quake's fight scene in the alley. Chloe Bennet had to run back and forth between the two units as she was in every shot of both scenes.
  • The "New Deal" was a slate of reforms enacted to help the nation out of the economic crisis known as the Great Depression. Some of those reforms include:
    • Income support for older and disabled persons (Social Security Insurance)
    • Unemployment Insurance
    • Farm subsidies
    • Protection of banking deposits (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or FDIC)
    • Regulation of security exchanges or finance industry ( Security Exchange Commission or SEC)
    • Public Works ( Works Progress Administration)
    • Early environmental conservation efforts - tree planting, soil preservation ( Civilian Conservation Corp or CCC)
    • Efforts to prevent discrimination against African Americans in defense and government jobs ( Fair Employment Practices Committee or FEPC)
  • This is the first episode of the last ever series of Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. and has Clarke Gregg appeared as coulson once more however it's an L.M.D version of the character.
  • President Franklin Roosevelt's wheelchair use was essentially kept a secret with the cooperation of the press at the time. This was possible because as shown, he managed to walk very short distances with assistance when essentially there was an expectation for him to walk.




Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episodes

Pilot | 0-8-4 | The Asset | Eye-Spy | Girl in the Flower Dress | FZZT | The Hub | The Well | Repairs | The Bridge | The Magical Place | Seeds | T.R.A.C.K.S. | T.A.H.I.T.I. | Yes Men | End of the Beginning | Turn, Turn, Turn | Providence | The Only Light in the Darkness | Nothing Personal | Ragtag | Beginning of the End

Shadows | Heavy is the Head | Making Friends and Influencing People | Face My Enemy | A Hen in the Wolf House | A Fractured House | The Writing on the Wall | The Things We Bury | ...Ye Who Enter Here | What They Become | Aftershocks | Who You Really Are | One of Us | Love in the Time of HYDRA | One Door Closes | Afterlife | Melinda | The Frenemy of My Enemy | The Dirty Half Dozen | Scars | S.O.S. Part One | S.O.S. Part Two

Laws of Nature | Purpose in the Machine | A Wanted (Inhu)man | Devils You Know | 4,722 Hours | Among Us Hide... | Chaos Theory | Many Heads, One Tale | Closure | Maveth | Bouncing Back | The Inside Man | Parting Shot | Spacetime | Paradise Lost | The Team | The Singularity | Failed Experiments | Emancipation | Absolution | Ascension


Vendetta | John Hancock | Progress | Reunion | Deal Breaker | Justicia


The Ghost | Meet the New Boss | Uprising | Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire | Lockup | The Good Samaritan | Deals With Our Devils | The Laws of Inferno Dynamics | Broken Promises | The Patriot | Wake Up | Hot Potato Soup | BOOM | The Man Behind the Shield | Self Control | What If... | Identity and Change | No Regrets | All the Madame's Men | Farewell, Cruel World! | The Return | World's End


Orientation Part One | Orientation Part Two | A Life Spent | A Life Earned | Rewind | Fun & Games | Together or Not at All | The Last Day | Best Laid Plans | Past Life | All the Comforts of Home | The Real Deal | Principia | The Devil Complex | Rise and Shine | Inside Voices | The Honeymoon | All Roads Lead... | Option Two | The One Who Will Save Us All | The Force of Gravity | The End


Missing Pieces | Window of Opportunity | Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson | Code Yellow | The Other Thing | Inescapable | Toldja | Collision Course Part One | Collision Course Part Two | Leap | From the Ashes | The Sign | New Life


The New Deal | Know Your Onions | Alien Commies from the Future! | Out of the Past | A Trout in the Milk | Adapt or Die | The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D | After, Before | As I Have Always Been | Stolen | Brand New Day | The End is at Hand | What We're Fighting For