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"After, Before" is the eighth episode of the seventh season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Plot

With the Zephyr’s time drive malfunctioning, the team is quite literally hurling toward disaster and Yo-Yo may be their only hope. The only problem? To get her powers back, she’ll need to enlist the help of an old adversary and revisit part of her past long hidden away.

Cast

Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Enoch appears.
  • Daniel Sousa appears.
  • Jiaying appears.
  • Gordon appears.
  • Nathaniel Malick appears.
  • Francisco Rodriguez appears.
  • Li is introduced.
  • Kora is introduced.
  • Leo Fitz is mentioned.
  • John Mackenzie is mentioned.
  • Lilla Mackenzie is mentioned.
  • Daniel Whitehall is indirectly mentioned.
  • Damon Keller is mentioned.
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez's Father is mentioned.
  • Yo-Yo Rodriguez's Grandmother is mentioned.
  • Sibyl is mentioned.
  • Izel is mentioned.
  • Shrike appears in flashback.
  • Diviner appears.
  • Chronicom Rifle appears.
  • Gravity Puck in a flashback.
  • Terrigen Crystals and Terrigen Mist are mentioned.
  • Lighthouse appears in a flashback.
  • Temple of the Forgotten appears in a flashback.
  • HYDRA Herefordshire Facility appears in a flashback.
  • The ending from "Adapt or Die" and "The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D" appears in the opening.
  • Kidnapping of Daisy Johnson and Daniel Sousa from "A Trout in the Milk" is mentioned.
  • Infiltration into the HYDRA Herefordshire Facility from Season 5 appears in a flashback.
  • War Against the Inhumans from Season 2 is mentioned.
  • Ambush in Afterlife from "Scars" is mentioned.
  • World War II is mentioned.

Trivia

  • The reveal that Jiaying was in this episode came accidentally from a Canadian promo that was released one day before the premiere of "The Totally Excellent Adventures of Mack and the D".
  • This episode reunites Street Fighter co-stars Byron Mann and Ming-Na Wen who portrayed Ryu and Chun-Li, respectively.
  • Ming-Na Wen is known for voicing Mulan in Disney's Mulan (1998). Dianne Doan who portrayed Kora in this episode also portrayed Mulan's daughter Lonnie in Disney's Descendants.
  • The episode's title references numerous things. It refers to "Afterlife", "before" they would eventually interact with anyone there, as the episode takes place in 1983, and might also refer to Yo-Yo's personal dilemma as she finally references her childhood and what has been keeping her powers down.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episodes
Season
1

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

Season
2
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
Season
3

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

Slingshot

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

Season
4

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

Season
5

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

Season
6

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

Season
7

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

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