Ben 10: Alien Force

Season 3 Episode 16

Time Heals

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 22, 2010 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • If Gwen was able to prevent the hacking of the Omnitrix, then it should not malfunction in the alternate reality as it did while Ben was Swampfire. However, this may have been caused by Ben's captivity as Spidermonkey which could have drained the Omnitrix's power.

    • While breaking into Hex's Lair, Gwen dons her Lucky Girl costume, though the sash which she once wore around her waste as a child has been replaced with a utility belt.

  • Quotes

    • Hex: It's time to write the last chapter in this sad little saga.
      Swampfire: Thanks anyway, Hex, but I'm not much of a reader!

    • Charmcaster: Gwen Tennyson? No way!
      Gwen: Why so surprised?
      Charmcaster: Cuz I killed you once. And now, I'll do it again!

    • Gwen: And Ben?
      Paradox: He fought bravely, but eventually, they caught him too. Pity. After you died, he was the planet's last hope.
      Gwen: No! Dead?! Me?!
      Paradox: Yes! Dead! You! Why are we talking this way?

    • Paradox: (to Gwen) I warned you that time travel is for immortals and fools. I'm the only immortal hereabouts. You do the math.

    • Paradox: Trust me, Gwendolyn, don't do this.
      Gwen: But I haven't been able to cure Kevin with my magic. It's the only way.
      Paradox: There's always another way. In fact, sometimes, to do something, all you need to do is nothing.
      Gwen: You're not making sense.
      Paradox: I'm often accused of that. But I'm the time walker, and I'm generally quite well-informed on these matters.
      Gwen: I have to do this.
      Paradox: I suppose you do. But mark my words, Gwen Tennyson: You are about to unleash forces that you can neither comprehend, nor control. Toodle-oo! (vanishes)

    • Gwen: What are you doing here?
      Paradox: I'm about to warn you not to go through with this plan of yours. (checks his fob watch) See? I just did, right on schedule!

    • Paradox: There's an old saying in my field: "Time travel is for immortals and fools." And I speak from experience.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The book Gwen needs to time travel, the "Archamada Book of Spells" is the one shown in the older series' "Lucky Girl."

    • The spell used by Gwen to travel back in time is similar to the one used by Raven in Teen Titans to travel to Azarath.