Season 8 Episode 12

As Time Goes By

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 2013 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Henry: I'm from Normal, IL. 1958.
      Dean: Right. Seriously? Dude's time traveling through motel-room closets. That's what we've come to?

    • Henry: You're men of letters, correct?
      Dean: I'm a little rusty on my boy bands. Men of what?

    • Henry: My father and his father before him were both men of letters. As John and you two should have been. We're preceptors, beholders, chroniclers of all that which man does not understand. We share our findings with a few trusted hunters--the very elite. They do the rest.
      Dean: So you're like Yodas to our Jedis. (Henry stares blankly) Never mind. You'll get there.

    • Henry: Hand me your... walkie-talkie.
      Sam: You mean my phone?
      Henry: Even better. Operator, I need Delta 457.
      Dean: Who are you not calling?

    • Henry: I'm sorry I judged you two so harshly for being Hunters. I should have known better.
      Sam: About?
      Henry: You're also Winchesters. As long as we're alive, there's always hope.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 3, 2013 on SPACE
      Australia: February 11, 2013 on Eleven
      Norway: March 29, 2013 on FEM
      UK: August 7, 2013 on Sky Living
      Finland: November 27, 2014 on Sub

  • Allusions

    • Dean: You're not going anywhere, 007...
      Referencing the fictional spy James Bond, created by author Ian Fleming in 1953. Bond has gone on to be the feature character in numerous movies featuring several different actors, the the first movie being Dr. No in 1962.

    • Dean: So you're like Yodas to our Jedis.
      Referencing the wise Jedi Knight of the Star Wars universe. Originally voiced by Frank Oz, Yoda was first seen in The Empire Strikes Back and went on to appear in the subsequent sequels and prequels. Although he has a tendency toward complacency, he is considered the wisest of the Jedi.

    • Punk Clerk: Carrie screening's on Sunday.
      Referencing the novel Carrie by Stephen King, which tells the tale of a high school girl with telekinetic powers, who goes berserk during her high school prom and kills most of the students. Later made into a movie by Brian De Palma in 1976 starring Sissy Spacek. In 2002, a remake was made starring Angela Bettis.

    • Henry: It's from Casablanca.
      Referencing the 1942 Michael Curtiz film Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. At the end of the movie, Bergman's character, Ilsa, asks "What about us?" and Bogart's character, Rick, replies "We'll always have Paris."

    • Henry: Your father saw Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy at the drive-in one night.
      Referencing the 1955 film, the last of 28 that the comedy team made for Universal. The partners are in in Egypt involved in the search for an ancient medallion that they accidentally pick up.

    • Dean: I'm guessin' he's gonna whip up another of those blood spells and Marty McFly himself back to the 1960s.
      Referencing the Back to the Future movies (1985) starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a teenager who travels through time using his mentor Doc Brown's (Christopher Lloyd) time-traveling device, mounted in a DeLorean. Marty goes back to when his parents first met, similar to what happens here with Dean. Also, the scene where Dean first encounters his dad at a diner is a near reenactment from the movie. In it, Marty was unaware that the man next to him was his dad, until someone called their last name and they both turned around. And the man that visits Lydia is Dr. Brown.