Recap: Supernatural, Episode 7.12 – Time After Time

Back in ’44….

Sharp. Dressed. Man.

Good Lord, Dean in that dark blue, perfectly tailor for his body, zoot suit…. Even Ness whistled. I’m not kidding! He did!

Dean catches his reflection in the mirror as Ezra is adjusting the fit and grins at himself.

Dean: Awesome.

Ezra: Awesome? This some religious nut?

Ness (sitting in the back, reading the paper and watching): No. He just…likes saying that.

Ezra: What bucket of syrup did you two idjits step into?

Dean looks down, chuckling softly…his shoulders curving in slightly.

Ezra: Something funny, sweetheart?

Dean (softly, looking up slowly): No. You just…kinda remind me of someone.

And that’s what I meant last week. This loss isn’t one of those purged by a harsh, immediate release of emotion. It’s a slow leak, a wince, a chuckle, a sigh as little things remind them.

Ness: Ezra, we need your help. We’re hunting a time traveler.

Ezra: Delightful.

And then there’s this cool weave of time as the different teams of hunters and helpers research and come to the same conclusions. Sam and Jodi Mills at Winchester Temporary HQ in 2012 – Ness, Ezra, and Dean in Ezra’s shop back in ’44. Ezra and Mills find a picture of the ring with the infinity symbol on it, both sides identifying it as the mark of Chronos, the god of time.

Sam to Mills: With the old gods, they were sort of invincible, but got their mojo from worshipers – people feeding them.

Mills: These days…not so much.

Sam: They make up for the lack of power by being twice as pissed off and a lot more…hands-on.

In ’44, Ezra concludes that Chornos is killing folks for “time juice.” Listening, Dean picks up a 40’s era flask and puts it in his pocket, asking how he’s gonna ride Chronos back to 2012. Ezra’s like, “He could grab you, if you don’t mind him using you for gasoline.”

In 2012, Mills asks how they are going to get Dean back or find Chronos.

Sam: Find a way to summon a god…?

In ’44, Dean’s checking a flashlight to make sure it works – couldn’t tell if it was maybe one he brought with him or one from the era – while Ness is saying they should stick with what they know and tells Ezra to find a way to kill a god. Ezra’s like, sure, no problem, come back in a few hours. I want someone like that in my life. Seriously. Hi, person, I have this totally impossible problem that has to be fixed or the world could end. Oh, okay, come back in a few hours. I gotcha covered.

Ness to Dean: You said you found his house. Let’s go see if it’s been built yet. (puts on his gloves, looking serious) I’m gonna kill that bastard because that –

Dean (sliding on a gray Fedora…yum): It’s the Chicago way.

He does a decent Connery…Anthony DiNozzo’s may have been a smidge better. *grins*

Everyone stops, staring at him. Dean tries to hold the tough-guy expression as Ezra asks, puzzled, “Chicago way?”

Ness: Who talks like that?

Dean (losing confidence, but holding the expression): Sean Connery.

Ness looks at him a moment longer, then walks off. Huffing and rolling his neck, Dean goes over to Ezra and lets her help him shrug into his overcoat, muttering, “I’m never watching that movie again.”

Aw, Dean. Don’t give up on the movie! C’mon! Did he sound anything like that? What are you prepared to do? You’re not from Chicago. There are so many awesome lines! *laugh*

They find Snyder’s house. Dean peeks in the window at the top of the door, his muffled voice saying it looks empty. He asks Ness if he has a lock pick. Ness is like, yeah, then BAM! Kicks the door in. Dean blinks after him for a moment, then hurries in after, his pearl-handled Colt drawn. They look around the living room, Ness wondering aloud, “Where’s he getting all the lettuce to support this?”

Dean finds a ledger with racing stats.

Dean: He’s using the Biff strategy. (HEE!)

Ness is like, huh? But Dean continues quickly.

Dean: Chronos is betting on races he already knows the outcome of.

They see the letters L.Y. in the ledger and Ness knows that’s the name of a bookie. Or the guy who places the bets for the bookies. I couldn’t figure that part out, but the bottom line was, they grabbed Lester because he could lead them to Snyder/Chronos. They haul Lester into the basement interrogation room, but Lester’s no stoolie, see. He ain’t talking.

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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