Season 7 is back after the winter break, with two new episodes aired so far in 2012: “Adventures in Babysitting” and “Time After Time”. While “Adventures in Babysitting” felt a bit anti-climactic after the super intense mid-season finale, “Time After Time” was a lot more engaging – and how can time travel not be.
There was quite a bit going on in “Time after Time”, however, with Sam and Dean going after Chronos, the god of time. When the brothers separate to prevent another attack by the god who is taking the life force out of people – literally, taking their time – Dean gets transported to 1944. There, with the help of none other than Eliot Ness, Dean is able to hunt down the god. With Sam’s and Sheriff Mills’ assistance in the present, Dean gets back to 2012, where they manage to kill Chronos.
“Time after Time” was pretty dark, had a good pace and an interesting plot, and time travel, above all. 1944 was reconstructed nicely, and Dean fit in quite well after changing his outfit to a more appropriate one. I also really enjoyed Nicholas Lea’s performance as Eliot Ness, and Jason Dohring as Chronos. The episode ended rather abruptly and on an unsettling note – a foreshadowing, no doubt, of many more complications to come regarding the leviathans.