Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.12 – Time After Time

Back in the present, Sam is making a Mummy Wall O’Weird in the Winchester Temporary HQ, tagging years to the pics of the dead people. His phone rings – Sam crosses the room fast, instantly thinking it’s Dean. It’s Jodi Mills. She wants to know where Dean is once she hears the tension in Sam’s voice when he says his brother’s name by way of greeting.

Sam (sounding like a scared, frustrated little brother): The thing that’s been mummifying people took him in a friggin’ ball of red light and disappeared.

Mills: You guys get that a lot?

Sam: Yeah. More than most people.

Mills wants to help, so Sam asks her how she feels about driving and carrying boxes leaving me with a big buzzuhh? He’s so clever, our Sammy. I totally didn’t see where he was going until he was already there. *love it*

Back in ’44, Dean is out of cuffs, but still in the basement interrogation room. Ness comes in with a folder and suddenly Dean goes a full-on fanboy, complete with huge grin and hand waving (literal hand waving, not the kind I do to make a plot work…but you knew that).

Dean: The Untouchables  is one of my most favorite movies ever. I must have seen that thing like…50 times.

(Me too, Dean. And I quote it. A lot. Plus? Always loved that scene in the train station where Andy Garcia stops the baby carriage and still manages to keep his gun trained on the bad guy holding onto the bookkeeper. Now that’s awesome.)

Ness is all…what? Seen it? I’m in a…?

Dean: You don’t even know. I mean, you are like (makes hand gesture to demonstrate an explosion).

Ness: Wait. Wait. Slow down…time travel. Is that something that happens a lot in the future?

Dean: It’s not normally on the menu (aside – unless your best friend is an angel). Trust me, I’m as surprised as you are that I’m here.

Ness: We’re hunting the same thing…just in different centuries.

He shows Dean a file and tells him some of the facts of who the Hat Man killed in Canton in 1944. Dean scans the file, muttering, “Awesome.”

Ness (frowning): How does that fill you with awe?

For a moment, he sounds so much like Cas I had to smile. Dean just looks at him, puzzled as to how to respond.

Ness: Look, Dean, it kills—

Dean: In three’s.

Ness: — in three’s.

Dean (shrugging): You already know that.

Ness is like, two down. So, they’re in the same sitch in ’44 and 2012. Which is still interesting considering why the sacrifices are being made…if the god is just trying to get back to 1944 over and over, why is he also taking sacrifices in that time? *stops worrying about it*

Ness watches Dean read the file. Dean looks up, questions plain in his eyes. Ness stands, declares Dean is coming with him and Dean can’t quite wipe the grin off his face. He’s literally giddy to be hunting with Elliott Freakin’ Ness. *grins just thinking about it*

Dean: Does this mean I’m an Untouchable now?

Ness: Means we gotta get you some new clothes. You look like some kind of…”something” stiff.

I didn’t get it. Apparently Dean didn’t get it either because he frowns, mumbles a bit, then says, “Stiff…wha?” before following Ness out of the room. They head to a store where a solidly-built, older, red-headed woman is mending some pants. We’re looking from the inside out, watching as Dean gapes at the storefront and utterly forties-ish environment. Ness grabs his shoulder and hauls him into the store. Without turning around, the woman says, “What’s the rumpus, Elliott.”

Ness introduces Dean to her – Ezra Moore…who thinks Dean looks like “some farmer clown.”

Ness (totally serious): He’s from the future.

Dean (grinning): Gas costs $4. You can get cheese out of a spray can. President is a black guy. I could go on.

Ezra: Ain’t we impressed. You need some new clothes.

Back in 2012, Sherriff Mills is hauling two boxes into Winchester Temporary HQ. Sam tries to take them from her to help, but she tells him to go get the other 20 in her truck. Setting the boxes down on the floor she says that Bobby might have had a slight hoarding issue; she could barely get the door open in the storage locker.

Me: Oh! Sammy, you’re a GENIUS!

(Hey…it’s been a long week…go easy on a gal.)

She tells Sam to be careful because she’s pretty sure something’s alive in at least three of the boxes. Sam nods and leaves to get more boxes – and total aside, but I have to mention this because I so rarely do, the way the light hit Sam’s eyes in that scene was perfect. I don’t often notice how pretty his eyes are, but they are really quite pretty. If he could just reduce the sideburns a smidge, I might see his eyes more. What? I’m just sayin’!

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

2 Comments:

  1. Solid episode. Good as a stand-alone monster-of-the-week, with enough of the ongoing plot to keep it interesting. Elliot Ness as a hunter was pretty clever– although, a quick check of his Wikipedia article has him as the chairman of the Diebold Corporation in 1944, which I suppose could be a good cover, but doubt it has any pull with the police.

    Speaking of police, wonder if Sheriff Mills is being groomed as a Bobby surrogate. Will she have to haul around those storage boxes everywhere?

    • Hi Simon — love when an episode is able to draw a comment from you. I almost checked Wikipedia before I wrote to see where Ness was in 1944, but decided to just go on the energy of the episode and worry about the ‘real’ stuff later. :) Thanks for the update!

      I hope they keep Mills around for more interaction with the boys — I really like her chemistry with them (in a mother-ish role, that is). And good question about the boxes. Wonder where they’ll keep/store them after they leave the Winchester Temporary HQ?

      Thanks for reading!

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