Dean in a fedora, holster and vest, and holding a Tommy gun – is that pretty much all you remember of this episode? Me too. Don’t get me wrong – it was really fun, and I liked it a lot. But they totally just wanted to get Dean all gussied up in his 40′s finest because this was 100% a one-off episode that won’t have many repercussions down the line. Other than Kronos’ warning to the brothers at the end and the developing relationship between Sam and Sheriff Jody Mills (not like that, pervs), this episode was all about the pretty, the old-school slang, and just having a good time.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
So, through the magic of time travel and specifically Kronos, the God of Time (Chronos? I’m going with Kronos), Dean ended up in 1944, hunting for monsters along side Eliot Ness, the federal agent who worked to crack down on booze during prohibition and helped to take down Al Capone. (Incidentally, in 1944 Ness was the Chairman of a security safe company and no longer a cop, but whatevs – what does Wikipedia know, anyway right?)
Let’s talk about what you’re all interested in: the fact that Dean looked hella good in those clothes. Let’s remember together:
My biggest impression about the clothes of the 40′s, aside from how dashing they were, was how much wool was happening. Layers upon layers of wool. Itchy AND uncomfortably warm – win/win! One thing I loved though were the holsters – seriously – I hate guns, but shoulder holsters are hot as hell (Sons of Anarchy is also largely to blame for my current holster-love). We need to get these back into regular rotation somehow. Maybe they can be used to hold cell phones? Or something less lame?
So Dean spent the episode tracking Kronos with his new BFF Ness, played by Nicholas Lea who the internet tells me was kind of a big deal on The X Files, which I’ve never seen (sorry!), but I’m sure that lots of you really appreciated seeing him pal around with a Winchester. Oh, and Kronos? He was played by some guy who played Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars, no big:
I really liked the letter that Dean left for Sam in that house they were staying in – this type of thing has been done before (hello, Back to the Future) but it’s always cool anyway. And yes, it took some definite suspension of disbelief to go with the fact that Sam and Jody were able to discern the EXACT MINUTE that Kronos would have his mitts on Dean, but that’s okay. Because we got this cool shot, which might be one of my favorite effects on this show ever:
Before he died, Kronos did a little fortune-telling for Dean and Sam – he told them that their futures were covered in black goo, so I guess he’s on Team Leviathan. I’m not too worried – the brothers have been told that they were finished hundreds of times by hundreds of beings – why is this any different? But I am hoping that the Leviathans put up a good fight, or what fun would it be?
Back in the now, Sam worked with Sheriff Jody Mills, who, I have to say – I was shocked that she just already knew about Bobby. I was waiting for the brothers to tell her in a big emotional scene, but I guess that happened off-camera before this episode began. Kind of wish we got to see that.
I liked the dynamic between her and Sam and I hope that she gets to work with the guys on the regular – a supplement for those times when Frank Devereaux’s not around. In other Sam news, We Need to Talk About the Hair. Yes, again. Let’s play a game, actually. Can you find five things wrong with this picture?
Here’s another game – look at the next picture real quick and guess who it is. Just a quick glance. Okay? Okay:
So, what did you think of Time After Time After Time? Are you ready for an all-out Leviathan war, starring the Winchesters and Big Dick Roman? Do you just want more episodes where the brothers get to play dress-up? Hit the comments and talk to me!