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14 January 2012 @ 02:50 pm
Supernatural: Time After Time  
Shockingly, I watched this for Jason Dohring.


This episode was almost like a throwback to classic!Supernatural where the brothers just deal with the Monster of the Week in one go, no fuss. The Winchesters tangle with Chronos (Jason Dohring), the God of Time who transports Dean back to 1944. There, Dean meets Eliot Ness (Nicholas Lea) who turns out not just to be a Mafia hunter but a hunter hunter. Ness is working on a series of murders that's been happening of late which has Chronos written all over it. Dean lends a hand so as to try and find his way back to 2012. Meanwhile, Sam and Sheriff Jody attempt to figure things out on their end.

Really, this episode did not move the whole Leviathan/Bobby's Dead!/World Might Be Ending Again! storyline forward at all. We did get a small premonition from Chronos just before he bites it that's typically vague and about as threatening as everything else the Winchesters have overcome in the past several seasons. It felt very much like a filler episode but that wasn't exactly a bad thing. I liked being reminded how this show used to be when it had its simple formula of the brothers dispatching monsters with a greater story arc taking a backseat.

Having said that, I really do wish they'd done more with Chronos than give him the usual "he's doing it for love!" excuse. I'm still not exactly sure WHY he's cursed to be bounced around time. Isn't he the GOD of it? What's been happening that he's lost control of his powers? I get the lack of worshipping thing making him less powerful but exactly why is he cursed?

I'm also amused that the BAMF!weapon on this show is tree branches. Forget special guns and bullets and knives. A stick made from *insert name of old tree species here* can apparently kill just about anything: gods, tricksters, whores of Babylon. Maybe the Winchesters should try sticking some into the Leviathan?

 
 
 
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_Rainguardian_chaos on January 15th, 2012 07:55 am (UTC)
Shockingly, I watched this for Jason Dohring.

Get outta dodge! Really? Never saw that coming! *G*

It was a fun filler episode. I have this head canon that says to me that the trait of being a god is not as big a thing as it used to be, sort of like how record players are not as big a thing as they used to be. So many newer, shinier gods with more toys! The old gods can't keep up, ala American Gods, etc., etc...

I'm still not exactly sure WHY he's cursed to be bounced around time. Isn't he the GOD of it?

Erm. Maybe all gods in Supernatural are eventually condemned by what they rule? Sometimes you're at the top of the wheel, but then the wheel rolls around and SQUISH. I guess. Actually, in all seriousness, that's an interesting question to ponder. Perhaps someone summoned him for something at some point, and he became bound because of that. But who could that have been, I wonder? And why?

I did kind of go "pfft, whatever" at the TV when the oozy black goo future was mentioned. At this point, that sounds like a trip to Disney land for these characters.

I'm in a ranting mood tonight, as you can see. :P
formerly lifeinsomniac: Castieljoonscribble on January 15th, 2012 08:00 am (UTC)
Get outta dodge! Really? Never saw that coming! *G*

I seriously don't even know. I saw him in literally one thing and he got my attention.

I have this head canon that says to me that the trait of being a god is not as big a thing as it used to be,

Yeah, that was explained enough by Ezra and Sam in this episode. I could totally buy that since Neil Gaiman already prepped me for it. :) But I was curious why exactly Chronos is now a victim of time.

I did kind of go "pfft, whatever" at the TV when the oozy black goo future was mentioned. At this point, that sounds like a trip to Disney land for these characters.

When Chronos gave his prediction, I was all, "Oh, PUH-leeze, Chronos. The Winchesters have actually died twice and battled the forces of heaven and hell. Ooze at this point is nothing."
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: ST_Captain'sChairguardian_chaos on January 15th, 2012 08:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was explained enough by Ezra and Sam in this episode. I could totally buy that since Neil Gaiman already prepped me for it. :) But I was curious why exactly Chronos is now a victim of time.

I have a thought. Perhaps he tried to push his powers too far, couldn't control whatever it was he did, and then that pride destroyed him. Pride seems to be the god-killer.

When Chronos gave his prediction, I was all, "Oh, PUH-leeze, Chronos. The Winchesters have actually died twice and battled the forces of heaven and hell. Ooze at this point is nothing."

Yeah, I was like, "PUH-LEEZE, GIIIIIRRRRL, Dean can just getta bucket a' CLEANING SUPPLIES and your asses are melted, yuh-huh!"

Only without the silly accent. I was like, "Your people, sir, can be melted with a soap-like substance. Your people, sir, while imaginative, are not frightening."
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 15th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
"Your people, sir, can be melted with a soap-like substance. Your people, sir, while imaginative, are not frightening."

That? Immediately made me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2kD1YUtA5o

It's the oh so appropriate accent saying inappropriate things.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: TemptingFateguardian_chaos on January 15th, 2012 08:17 am (UTC)
Hahahahaha!!!!!!!! Oh, I remember that! It's been a while since I've seen that. It's still completely hysterical. What an inappropriate musical guest. He'll have to be careful about the people who offer him tips at the end of the night.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 15th, 2012 08:23 am (UTC)
He may actually be angling for more exciting "tips" with his song choices.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: ST_FriendlyWordguardian_chaos on January 15th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
*blinks rapidly*

'Scrib! Such scandalous talk for a public post! XD