"A Trout in the Milk" is the fifth episode of the seventh season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
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 Phil Coulson LMD
- Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
- Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson/Quake
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
- Henry Simmons as Alphonso 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 as Nathaniel Malick
- Neal Bledsoe as Wilfred Malick
- Dawan Owens as Agent Ford
- Cameron Palatas as Gideon Malick
- Sedale Threatt Jr. as John Mackenzie
- Paulina Bugembe as Lilla Mackenzie
- Patrick Warburton as General Rick Stoner
- Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa
Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Enoch appears.
- Luke appears.
- Daniel Sousa appears.
- Wilfred Malick appears.
- Rick Stoner appears.
- Nathaniel Malick appears.
- Gideon Malick appears.
- Lighthouse appears.
- Project Insight appears.
- The Avengers are mentioned.
- Roger Dooley is mentioned.
- Leo Fitz is mentioned.
- Mrs. Shaw is mentioned.
- Susan Morse is mentioned.
- Isabelle Hartley is mentioned.
- Gabe Jones is mentioned.
- Bruce Banner is mentioned.
- Victoria Hand is mentioned.
- Jim Morita is mentioned.
- Robert Gonzales is mentioned.
- Nick Fury is mentioned.
- Peggy Carter is mentioned.
- Sarge is indirectly mentioned.
- Sibyl is mentioned.
- Daniel Whitehall is mentioned.
- Rescue of Daniel Sousa and Kidnapping of Deke Shaw from "Out of the Past" are mentioned.
- HYDRA Uprising is mentioned.
- A History of S.H.I.E.L.D. is mentioned.
- Helicarrier is mentioned.
- A Trout in the Milk is the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that depicts a full intro with the main cast being presented individually, albeit in 70's style intro, as well as the first episode to have its own title shown onscreen.
- Melinda May uses the alias Chastity McBryde. In the comics, McBryde was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent tasked with apprehending Elektra.
- Enoch's line "Come with me, if you want to continue to exist!" is a riff on "Come with me, if you want to live!" from the Terminator franchise.
- The S.H.I.E.L.D. uniforms seen in 1976 are reminiscent of the classic costumes from the comics (blue with white accents).