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Season 3 Episode 15

Time Is On My Side

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 08, 2008 on The CW
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Sam and Dean discover a doctor who, back in 1816, became obsessed with finding the secret of eternal life by taking people's vital organs. Meanwhile, Bobby finds Bela and Dean leaves Sam to confront her.

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  • A great pre-season finale with one of the most disturbingly evil monster of the week ever! Plus a new great character introduced (Rufus) and a farewell to Bela Talbot.

    "Time is on my side" is a really great episode: as a Monster of the Week flick, it is simply disturbing and frightening, thanks to the incredibly evil, malevolent and freakish Doc Benton; as a step forward in the season arc, it is spot-on because it not only allows us to see how differently Dean and Sam reacts to Dean's imminent death and to the concept of immortality (at a frightful price), but also because it draws some interesting parallels with Bela's history; as pre-finale episode, it does a wonderful job in building up the tension, thanks to an ending scene that is both intense and sad.

    Discovering Bela's backstory was a bit of a shock. I always pictured her like a ruthless, relentless burglar who did everything she did only to gain money and power. Discovering that she was looking for the Colt to bring it to Lilith was really unexpected, as was her background history: unveiling her traumatized past of child abuse and sexual harassment (although Charles Beeson was extremely thoughtful and subtle in dealing with such a delicate issue) was a bold step from Sera Gamble, the writer of this episode. This gave Bela an unprecedented humanity and a fascinating moral complexity, in that she is both an evildoer and a victim, a cold-blooded calculator and a wounded little girl, and then... the writers killed her off. The scene is powerful, emotional and yet somber and melancholic: Bela made a deal to save herself and still her death strikes as a mournful one; what can be said for Dean, thus, who made a deal to save the one person he loves the most? Bela's final scene mirrors the one at the end of "No Rest For The Wicked", and it's a perfect appetizer, so to speak, for the main course.

    Anyway, perhaps the most important thing in this episode is how different the two brothers react at Dean's impending doom and Doc Benton's take on immortality. The sides Dean and Sam take are pretty much a foreshadowing of what's in store in Season Four: Sam is willing to give up his humanity to save Dean, turning both of them in a sort of Frankenstein's creatures, while Dean will choose his humanity over an easy way out. They are both driven by love and suffer, loss and desire, family and bond, but they can't be more different in this regard: Dean may have been John's good son, always obedient and keen to work, but only because he had to protect Sam, and I'm sure that Dean's refusal to take Doc Benton's offer is motivated by his will to protect Sam once again as much by his care for his humanity. All in all, "Time is on my side" is a great episode: complex and multi-layered, ominous and disturbing, it is the perfect herald for Season Three finale!

    Oh, and Rufus Turner's character is just awesome!moreless
  • Dean finds out who controls his deal.

    This is where we part company with Bella. I really like her character, and now she is been packed up and sent to hell. I know she tried to kill our boys, but she had little or no choice if she wanted to save herself. We get back story on her just to see hunted down by hell hounds. What a horrible way for her to go. She had a very sympathetic story, and probably deserved to get out of her contract much like Dean.

    Lilth got to her when she was a child. What was Bella supposed to do in her situation. Could we expect to her to really understand the implications of her deal, or fault her for trying to end her own personal hell.

    She did prove that she was a good person in the end by telling Dean who had the contract on his life, so he would have a chance to save himself.

    I like Dean's insight into his family patterns. It would have been a little much for Sam to sell his soul to save Dean, that story line would have become very circular.

    Sam's desperation was showing this episode. I mean he wanted Dean to become that messed up creature. I'm not sure that wouldn't have been a hell all on it's own.moreless
  • One week before the finale

    Sam convinces Dean to go to Erie, Pennsylvania, to investigate a possible zombie. But they end up meeting Doctor Benton (guest star Billy Drago), a real doctor who abandoned his work in 1916 to follow his obsession of finding the key to eternal life. He drugs people and harvests their internal organs for his research. Meanwhile, Bobby finds out where Bela is and Dean leaves Sam to deal with the doctor alone while he confronts Bela. Great episode I loved the ending thats right die you stupid woman haha. one week until the finale and I was really excited to see it.moreless
  • A brilliant episode. Perfectly paced, great script, great editing, wonderfully scary, gory, suspenseful, emotional, with fine character development and some awesome humour and one liners thrown in to cap it off!moreless

    First thing I want to say is OMFG! I love this episode!!! So creepy and gruesome and so full of drama and angst. The tension and desperation portrayed in the brothers scenes was heartbreaking. Even just the thought of next weeks finale brings tears to my eyes. I cry every tine I see the promo or just think about what could happen! I can't wait, but at the same time I don't want to see it!

    Okay breath Raelynne, lets go back to the beginning of Time Is On My Side (nice ironic title as well as an uber cool song!) Have to mention the short flashback sequence we always get. I love them! And I'm glad any newbies can get an inkling of the lead up storyline. Hopefully it will encourage them to buy the DVDs and catch up on the magic. The first scene started nicely, groovy visual guys, thanks. Obnoxious plastic surgeon gets a taste of the other side of surgery. Dr Benton has a nice sense of irony. Even though, I guess he was just searching for a healthy liver 'donor' and chose a health spa as the perfect place to find one (it just happened to have that nice ironic flavour…….huh oh It could have been a purposeful ploy on the part of the writers?, heehee yeh!) After all he would hardly hang around a bar or dance party looking for a healthy liver! I wonder how much was cut out of the first hospital scene? I'm kinda glad we only got the first impressions of these images and the sounds which accompanied them. It was very effective when combined with the nurses hysterical screaming.

    Then our hot logo intro (I wonder what they will come up with for Season 4?) and next our boys. I wonder how many demons they have gone through trying to find out who holds Deans contract. They are definitely getting desperate, only 3 weeks to go! Love how Sam can just jump straight into the exorcism ritual and Deans brave face and tough front while questioning the demon. But the look on his face after the demon teases him about all his pals in Hell waiting for a peace of Dean Winchester was heartbreaking. No one in there right mind wouldn't be scared, and Dean is plenty scared. But I am so loving the way his attitude towards hunting and his views on evil supernatural monsters is unfaltering (so far anyway and I hope it continues!) No matter what, he is determined not to become something he despises, at least not willingly. This just makes his character all the more amazing! The fear and desperation, juxtaposed to his strength of character makes every emotion much more intense and heartwrenching.

    And the writers are also finding those special moments to slip in some very cute one liners (Dean is especially on a roll in this ep.) and this episode has some great scenes with some very interesting and amusing guest stars.

    Love Dean and Sams first 'zombie' scene. You just know Sam has something up his sleeve when he suggests going on a hunt so close to 'D' Day. And of course Dean does too and calls him on it. But Sam convinces him his motives are pure, appealing to his brothers need to 'kill as many evil sons of b#!ches as possible' before the end. After all as Dean says 'Obviously I want to hunt some zombies!' heehee the look on his face was perfect.

    It is so perfect that Deans initial memory of a criminal act mentioned in the paper is 'Stripper suffocates dude with thighs' hehe I bet he'd prefer that to hellhounds……(…aargh! Don't even want to think about that :( ) The 'David Caruso' reference was fun too, but the 'zombies do like the other, other white meat' line was the clincher (oh Dean, you still got it dude, you may be sh#!t scared and desperate, but that doesn't stop you from delivering the goods, and there's more to come!)

    The innocent hopeful look on Sams face when he has convinced Dean to take on the case is so sweet and sad at the same time.

    Okay, now to the first guest star scene with the boys, in this episode, that I loved, simple and funny (well I guess the demon one was first, but I was concentrating on Dean then, mmmm…) Anyhoo, the coroner/doctor (Terence Kelly) rocked! Obviously a very intelligent guy who doesn't suffer fools gladly! His delivery was perfect. After seeing their badges…'So, your cops and morons' and Deans stammering reply 'No, No, we're, we're very smart' hehe! (I'm writing this on the train and giggling to myself, better watch out for those men in the white coats!)

    You can see Sams delight when he realises this is the case he had hoped it would be. And then a second time Deans exchange with the coroner/doctor rocked!

    Doc: Didn't you read my report?

    Dean: Of course we did, it was rivetting, a real page turner, just delightful' hehe obviously digging himself deeper and deeper in.

    Doc: You Done?

    Dean: I think so (shades of his reaction to Ellen in No Exit)

    Doc: Please go away

    Dean: Okay

    The dialogue was simple, but it is the way it is said and the expressions on the Doctor & Deans faces that nailed it! Then Sam adds a hasty 'Sure'. He is almost salivating, excited in the knowledge that he is right about Dr Benton and the possibility of saving Dean. With the new information they have gained, Sam takes this chance to turn the case in the direction of organ thieves without letting Dean know he was on to it all along. Dean takes the new info onboard immediately, even giving us another snappy one liner. 'Zombie with skills, Dr Quinn Medicine Zombie' you just know that if he actually watched that show it was only to perve on Jane Seymour!

    Love the Season 1 & 2 feel of the 'hamburger' scene. The brothers holed up in a motel, investigating, working out what or who they are after, with a little easy brotherly teasing as well. Sam is obviously ecstatic, at last he has some real hope, enough that he is able to relax a little and enjoy teasing Dean. Hehe fancy thinking he can turn Dean off his food! Silly boy! But he had fun trying. Talking about Maggots eating rotten flesh, and the disposal of bile, intestines and faecal matter! Aaaargh! Love the smile on Sams face, gorgeous! And Deans dry heaves and 'Dude, I'm eating', but never fear, he is Dean (of the cast iron stomach!) he is brave, and can face the most disgusting imagery and still wolf down a juicy hamburger! Yeh! 'Baby I can't stay mad at you!' Oh man, I want those 'care free' (sort of!) days back. After some explosive drama of course, but please Eric, not too much, my ol' heart can't take it and I almost dehydrated last year (IMTOD, ELAC, CSPWDT, WIAWSNB, AHBL1 & 2! Etc, etc.) so don't make me cry too much, okay?

    I liked that John had a connection to Dr Benton (Check out Supernatural Origins Issue 4) ( …um anything that brings back memories of Jeffrey Dean Morgan is good for the soul!) Of course, that is where Sam must have first read about Dr Benton and made the connection to the missing organ cases. And I think it is very true to Deans character that he doesn't automatically make the jump to this being his way out of the deal. He is a hunter and would never want to become the thing he hunts. That is one of the many things that scares him so much about going to Hell, the possibility of becoming a demon..a la Ruby.

    The hospital 'kidney' scene was amusing, short, not so sweet and plenty sarcastic. Gee, anybody'd think someone had stolen that guys kidney or something! Its all me, me, me! *gulp* The looks on Deans face were priceless….okay lets get out of here……..now! The joggers scene was a great one too, turning from the innocent everyday to the worst nightmare. The use of the heartrate monitor was inspired yet obvious, it just had to be done! Very nice touch. Going from resting pace and speeding up as he gradually woke up and took in his surroundings and his dire predicament. Then racing frantically as the absolute horror set in. Finishing with a chilling zero. Simple and clean, a nice contrast to disgusting maggots and the truly horrific, gory surgery. The jogger was certainly strong and healthy (perfect candidate for heart 'donor'), unbelievably staying awake and screaming throughout the entire process. His screams combined with the noises, and glimpses, of Dr Benton slicing his chest open, cutting down into the flesh, cracking open the rib cage and pulling it apart to retrieve the heart were sickening. Gruesome beating heart, I must be sick, but I loved it, ewwwww!

    I also love the look of Dr Benton, great work from the makeup and prosthetics departments. I almost didn't recognise him, but his voice gave him away. It took me a while but then I realised he played one of the better recurring demons on 'Charmed', Barbas a fear demon. A very classy performance from Billy Drago (Hills Have Eyes remake, X-Files etc.)

    The next scene with Dean and Sam was my favourite 'D & S' scene of the episode. So much pent up emotion and so damn sad! Both brothers thinking they have an answer to Deans deal within reach and both obstinately clinging to it. I hate when the brothers are at odds, but it does make for an interesting dynamic and a very believable one. Sam is so sure he is onto what could be the answer to Deans problem, it means so much that he was the one to find it, that HE can save his brother. Deans version of an answer is much more direct, and he is looking forward to some Bela payback in the bargain.

    Strange, or maybe not, how Sams answer embraces the supernatural whereas Deans is quick, simple (in his eyes at least) and includes killing something supernatural AND most importantly to Dean, does not put Sams life at risk!

    The way Sam stands firm against his brother, shows just how much he loves him. He is torn between the fact that he is openly defying his beloved big brother and the overwhelming feelings of desperation that drive him to it. His reasons for doing so override any other considerations.

    But on the other hand Dean is sure finding Bela and the colt is the only way out and he tries to pull rank on Sammy. The look on his face when it doesn't work is gutwrenching. He loves his little brother and knows how desperate he is. He would never forcibly try to get Sam to leave with him. He is probably also making note that this strength and determination is something Sam is going to need in the future if he can't save himself from the deal, and is proud of the strength Sam is showing. Their love for each other shines through in this scene. And from the moment Dean relents and readies himself to leave on his own, the pain they both feel is tangible. When Dean says quietly 'be careful Sammy' I choked up, using Sammy instead of Sam and the look on his face as he walked out the door!OMG! and Sams soft 'you too'!OMG! All I could think of was that there are only 3 weeks left, what if something happened to either of them, or what if they couldn't get back to each other before the 3 weeks was over and that was the last time they got to see each other, ever! (I know its not, but OMG!) It is a tribute to both Jensen and Jared that they can convey such depth of emotion in such a restrained scene………(need a second, I can't see the keyboard through my tears….don't roll your eyes,I'm being serious!)

    Okay, back to business. Now on to Rufus Turner! Woohoo! Steven Williams is pure class. The second perfect guest star scene I was talking about, and he is coming back in Season 4, so once again Woohoo! Is is just me or does Jensen have an easy chemistry with just about every guest star. Their scene together was bloody great, raising all sorts of questions. 'Like how the Hell does everybody know about Deans deal (demons, hunters, Bela, Crazy immortal doctors!) Gee, the demon world is certainly making a huge deal out of getting their claws into Dean, must be because he is so AWESOME, eh?! And 'What is the real deal with Rufus? Is he just a jaded hunter driven to a reliance on Johnny Walker blue to ease the pain? Using his connections and resourcefulness to provide goods and services to the highest bidder? Is he simply a tool of the demon manipulating Dean into a showdown with Bela?

    He seems to cluey to simply be a bitter alcoholic (besides alcoholics aren't so choosy with what they drink!), after all 'he knows things'. Very Interesting, I'm looking forward to finding out more about his history.

    Love the way Dean so easily changed his tack when Rufus challenged him for calling him 'Man', 'Sorry sir' mmm nice Dean (oh God you are too cute!) and as they get to know each other Deans slightly less reverent 'ain't you a bucket of sunshine' and Rufus's reply 'I'm what you got to look forward to if you survive, which you won't'..aaargh!! But I did love the conversation these two had discussing Bela, the ease of it (although we know Dean is dying for the info, and so does Rufus!)

    Rufus: There are things that you don't know about her.

    Dean: Oh and you do? Right, because you know things.

    Rufus: Yep.

    Dean: And let me guess, you lift her fingerprint?

    Rufus: Yep.

    Dean: And that got you jack.

    Rufus: Yep. She burned them off. Probably years ago.

    Dean: Yeah, so you're right where we are.

    Rufus: Nope. You do her ear?

    Dean: Sorry?

    Rufus: You do her ear?

    Dean: Hey man I'll try anything once, but I don't know, that sounds uncomfortable. Hehe love that last line and the gorgeous 'Dean' look……

    Loved Bela's alias 'Mina Chandler' (nice reference to actress Helen Chandlers role of Mina Harker in BELA Lugosis version of Bram Stokers 'Dracula') It's a pity the writers were forced to conclude her part in the show so hastily, it did seem a little rushed, but I can forgive them. I liked the way they used the questions about her past and worked them nicely into a story that related to Deans deal. At least they kept her role of antagonist in tact, not succumbing, until the very end at least, to her sucking up to the brothers. That would have been a bit too naff. No, even when you started to feel sorry for her, they turn around and get her to shoot our boys in cold blood!! I'm glad they did that, it just showed what desperate measures she was driven to and how far she was willing to go. Bela was a cold, hard b#!ch, looking out for number one (which is why in RSAM she could not comprehend anything but a vengeful, obsessive reason that Dean and Sam were hunters), but only because the experiences she had as a child made her that way. Hardening her heart so much that she was unable to put her trust in the only two people who could have helped her. (btw she was very young when the demon approached her, you'd think there would be an age limit as to when a demon can approach a human, maybe it is puberty? Scary!) And where did Dean and Sam get their rubbery doubles? …hmmmm Deeeeeean!!

    One more interesting fact about Belas flashback. Was the 'young' demon Lilith, if so why the red eyes instead of white, (I guess 'White demon eyes' in a black and white flashback definitely wouldn't have been as effective as red) or do demons evolve over time? Or, does Lilith have a group of crossroad demons working for her, who appear to their intended victims in the most age appropriate manner. And it's just coincidence that Lilith chooses to appear as a young girl as well. Actually when I think of it, it's probably the latter.

    Dean and Belas encounter was interesting, even if he hadn't seen the 'Devils Shoestring' I know he wouldn't have killed her, its just not Dean. (Oh and damn! When I was waiting to hear Belas real name I had a sinking feeling……..are those writers psychic or something! ..Abby!….They stole my fan fic chicks name……..hehe …..um…or maybe I should have picked something a little less common!)

    I loved the writing, editing and flow of this ep., for me, it is one of those eps where every scene is perfect.Which brings me to Sams discovery of Dr Bentons hideout, very creepy and suspenseful. He sure got out of that window quickly! Great pace (I mean the scene, not Sam!) and Sam showed once again how capable and tough he is without Dean (although he did get himself captured later on and Dean had to come and rescue him and his eyeball!, I guess we already know each brother is totally capable of hunting on their own, but together they are THE BEST, no wonder the demons want to split them up so badly!)

    The settings and props in the cabin created a wonderfully gross and authentic picture. Eeww, gotta love those maggots! The escape was exciting and I loved the way Dr Benton nonchalantly cracks his neck back into place after Sam runs him down. The single trickle of blood out of the corner of his eye, sets up, what for me is, one of the worst (and best!) Sammy torture scenes EVER! (that and the fingernail scene from AVSC) but as far as scream level goes the eyeball wins, no matter how many times I see it, I can't stop the scream, and I have tried, it is just so effective!eee!)

    Back to the short scene ending in Sams capture. The relief and joy in his voice as he tells Dean he really thinks this can work is so sweet. And Dean even lets a hopeful look cross his face, Sams enthusiasm is catching and he loves that Sam is so happy. But the realities of being immortal, having to kill and maim innocent people when he needs new parts, is something Dean could never embrace. But before he can emphasise that again, Sam is taken. You can imagine Dean would be frantic and blame himself if anything happened to Sam before he could get back to him.

    Okay, now for that scene..aaaargh! The doctor is wonderful, that voice of his is wonderfully creepy. Once again great casting, guys! At least he tries to reassure Sam that his chances of surviving the procedure are high! But at what price! Nice bedside manner, dude! Of course if it had of been a heart or some other more vital organ he had needed, he would have had no qualms taking it and killing Sam in the bargain. Especially after discovering that it was Sams father who had inconvenienced him by cutting out his heart and leaving him for dead, all those years ago.

    I swear I will never be able to look at another icecream scoop the same way again. The effect was so realistic! You could see the eyeball actually being manoeuvred until it was cradled in the scoop!!!! Aaaaaargh! OMG! It makes me squirm just thinking about it! Eeeeek!! Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!

    Thank God ('Just call me Dean! Roadkill! :D ) Dean arrived in the nick of time! Multiple shots to the body may not kill the doctor, but they were an effective choice to shock him out of completing his 'surgery'. I love how all these supernatural beings arrogantly keep underestimating Dean, a knife to the heart seemed like a simple inconvenience until Dean revealed the fact that he had dipped it in chloroform. Dean may not have a wealth of academic smarts, but his resourcefulness, determination and ability to improvise, combined with his sheer nerve and courage is undeniable (*sigh* Sorry guys, but OMG! Dean! Mmmyumm!)

    Cute little wakeup call 'Wakey wakey eggs n bacy' hehe Dean gets such a kick out of getting one up on the bad guys, it makes me very scared of the reception he would get in hell!

    Even though Dean appreciates Sams efforts to find a way to save him and understands his desperation, he can not go against everything he believes. Like he said, things are black and white to him, and there is no way he could willingly become a monster preying on innocents to survive. And he hates that Sam could consider it. Nothing, not even Sam is going to stop him from doing what's right. He is a hunter and will be a hunter until the moment he dies. Sam knows this, and respects Deans wishes, but the way he was looking at the book, balancing on the top of the doctors fridge coffin, as he and Dean were burying it, you half expected him to jump in and grab it. From the look on his face you could see he felt like he was burying the one thing that could have saved his brother. After all these months of searching it was right there and he couldn't do anything to stop from losing it. Just watch as it disappeared under shovelfuls of dirt.

    I'm not sure if I'm sorry Belas gone or not. No matter how sorry I feel for her, she just kept making the wrong decisions. Her start in life was devastating and she can hardly be blamed for allowing herself to be manipulated by a demon at such a young age. Her coping mechanism was to disconnect herself from the world around her, so she couldn't be hurt again. It was easier for her to take what she wanted, and use and manipulate the people around her, as she had been. So unfortunately when the opportunity arose (meeting Dean and Sam) she could not recognise it, or accept that there were decent people who would be able to help her, and not want anything in return! Unfortunately her realisation came way too late and her one act of redemption, telling Dean who holds his contract, was not exactly a surprise and was spurred on by her dying wish of revenge.

    Deans final words to Bela were chilling 'I'll see you in Hell'….oh Dean :( The promos for next weeks finale already brings tears to my eyes, OMG! And after reading the TV Week article and hearing Eric say something about the characters facing major changes, I am starting to freak out! And an introduction of a new Supernatural Creature? I wonder who or what that will be, a monster that pops up in a stand alone episode or one that continues throughout the next major storyline? Or in the form of an already known character, Rufus?, Ruby? (she may evolve from a demon to? Uh who knows what?) Or even Sam?aaargh! something he has to become to save Dean! How would he feel knowing that Dean would hate him becoming something Supernatural on his behalf!...or maybe when we find out more about Mary (some kind of earthbound angel?)

    Steady girl….I know, crazy theories, but who knows what Eric has in mind? Like I have said before, I think there is definitely something Sam has yet to face and deal with in order to save Dean. And all the life experiences he has shared with Dean and the love, guidance and mentoring Dean has shown him over the years will play a part in any decisions Sam makes. There have definitely been subtle, and not so subtle (think Gordons death in Freshblood!), hints of 'changes' to Sam since his return from death, but I think it started from his conception, or the planning of such. The fact that he has some sort of power or destiny is not a result of the YEDs visit, but was the reason the YED was visiting him. To stake his claim and influence on this special child, so that he could use him in the future.

    Another btw. Just have to say that the YED or Azazel played by Fredric Lehne was the BEST Supernatural demon in my opinion, very cool! And was also superb when briefly played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan……..um hottest demon ever!!!!! (Best female Meg (Nicki Lynn Aycox), sorry Ruby lovers but after all she is not supposed to be evil so she can have her own category all together!)

    Hehe all my thoughts will probably be turned upside down in the finale, but they have been buzzing around in my head for ages so I thought it was time to let them out again for a while. Man, I really love this show, And its so much fun to speculate on what the future will bring. I just hope that the writers don't change the dynamic between the Dean and Sam too drastically. I love these characters and the relationship they share. I also love the drama, though, and after all, one of the only constants you can count on in life is change! Just don't go crazy Eric, okay? Please? Most of all I love that the backbone of Supernatural is family love, loyalty and selflessness, wrapped up in a juicy covering of Horror, drama, suspense, comedy, action, great stories and great music. With trademark cult pop TV, movie, music, aliases and amazing actors, be it leads, recurring or groovy guest stars, to top it all off.

    Not long to go now before the finale, I'm getting a little (or a lot!) scared! Stocked up on tissues and I'll make sure I have plenty of water on hand (so I don't dehydrate) I may have to write my next review somewhere other than the train, people tend to freak a little if you are sobbing your heart out on the train!

    I'm glad I have stayed pretty much spoiler free. It certainly worked for me with TIOMS, lots of fun surprises. It was a brilliant episode. Perfectly paced, great script, great editing, wonderfully scary, gory, suspenseful, emotional, with fine character development and some awesome humour and one liners thrown in to cap it off! Eeeeee excited thank you Sera (Gamble, writer), I should have known it was you, your episodes are always in my favourites, you rock big time! And Charles Beeson, you directed your ass off! Hehe, that is meant to be a compliment dude, thank you.

    Jensen and Jared gave thoughtful, powerful performances, great work guys. Can't wait for the finale.

    Better go now! In case anyone actually stuck it out top the end, thanks, sorry I know this is an uber long effort, just want to add one thing…Supernatural Rules! Long Live Supernatural! Byee, Take care, luv Raelynne xmoreless
Billy Drago

Billy Drago

Doc Benton

Guest Star

Peter Birkenhead

Peter Birkenhead

Mr. Beetle

Guest Star

Adrian Holmes

Adrian Holmes


Guest Star

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Rufus Turner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Dean says to Doc Benton, "Please, what? You've been killing poor bastards for over 150 years.." the way his mouth is moving does not match the words he is saying.

    • In the opening scene, the doctor is pushed into the trunk of his car and locked in. Ever since 2002, all cars in North America have been required to have internal trunk release handles which glow in the dark should anyone become so trapped.

    • When Bela makes the pact with Lilith, Lilith's eyes are red instead of white.

    • When the jogger wakes up strapped to the table his heart monitor, while right-side-up for the camera, is now upside-down on his wrist.

    • Dr. Benton begins to scoop out Sam's left eye, but when Dean shoots him, his hand is at Sam's left eye-which is now red, but is back to normal in the next shot.

    • When Sam is attacked in the hotel room, he drops his Blackberry phone. However, the wrong screen is shown on the phone. Since he was talking on the phone we should have seen a lighter screen with the caller ID. The screen shown is the one you see when you are not using the phone.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Rufus: Do I look like I'm here to help you?
      Dean: I'm gonna say no.
      Rufus: Then get the hell off my property.
      Dean: All right, that… Hey, fair enough. I got one more question for you though. See, I got this bottle of Scotch. Is this considered good?

    • Rufus: There are things that you don't know about her.
      Dean: Oh and you do? Right, because you know things.
      Rufus: Yep.
      Dean: And let me guess, you lift her fingerprint?
      Rufus: Yep.
      Dean: And that got you jack.
      Rufus: Yep. She burned them off. Probably years ago.
      Dean: Yeah, so you're right where we are.
      Rufus: Nope. You do her ear?
      Dean: Sorry?
      Rufus: You do her ear?
      Dean: Hey man I'll try anything once, but I don't know, that sounds uncomfortable.

    • Sam: Dean, there's no way she still has the Colt. That was months ago, she probably sold it the second she got it.
      Dean: Well, then I'll kill her. Win-win.

    • Sam: According to this, Benton's picky about where he sets up his lab. He likes a dense forest, with access to a river or stream, or some kind of fresh water.
      Dean: Why?
      Sam: Because that's where he likes to dump the bile, the intestines, and the fecal matter. Lost your appetite yet?
      (Dean stops chewing and looks at burger)
      Dean: Oh baby, I can't stay mad at you (resumes eating).

    • Demon: I'm telling the truth!
      Dean: Oh, you are? Then let me make it up to you. (douses him in holy water)
      Dean: Now I'm gonna ask you one more time: Who holds my contract?!
      Demon: Your mother. Yeah, she showed it to me, right before I bent her over.

    • (to Bela)
      Dean: I'll see you in Hell.

    • Sam: I talked to Mr. Beetle's doctor. Turns out his incisions were sewn up with silk.
      Dean: That's weird?
      Sam: Yeah, nowadays it is, but silk used to be the suture of choice back in the early 19th-century. It was really problematic. Patients would get massive infections, the death rate was insane.
      Dean: Good times.
      Sam: Right. So, doctors, they had to do whatever they could to keep the infections from spreading. One way was maggots.
      Dean: Dude, I'm eating.
      Sam: It actually kind of worked because maggots, they eat the bad tissue and they leave good tissue. And get this. When they found our guy, his body cavity was stuffed full of maggots.
      Dean: Dude, I'm eating!

    • Doctor: Didn't you read my report?
      Dean: Of course we did. Oh, it was riveting, a real page-turner. Just delightful.
      Doctor: You done?
      Dean: I think so.
      Doctor: Please, go away.
      Dean: Okay.
      Sam: Sure.

    • Doctor: Can I see your badges?
      Sam: Of course. Sure.
      (both show badges)
      Doctor: Fine. So, you're cops and morons.
      Dean: Excuse me? (stammering) No, no. We're, we're very smart.

    • Dean: Speaking of, what do you care about zombies?
      Sam: What do you mean?
      Dean: Well, you've been on soul-saving detail for months now. And we're three weeks out and all of a sudden, you're interested in some hot zombie action?
      Sam: Hey, man, you're the one who's been all gung ho to hunt. I just thought I'd be doing you a favor.
      Dean: Hey, no, no, no, no, no. I didn't say I didn't want to do it, okay. I mean, obviously, I want to hunt some zombies.
      Sam: Okay, fine, whatever.

    • Sam: Remember that thing in the paper yesterday?
      Dean: "Stripper suffocates dude with thighs"?

    • Dean: Zombies do like the other other white meat.

    • Dean: You make me sick.
      Bela: Likewise.

    • Dean: Oh, hiya, doc. Wakey, wakey, eggs and bac-y.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Injoke: When Sam gets out of his rental SUV to investigate the hunting cabins, a sticker on the visor indicates the rental is from Lariat Car Rentals. This is a tip of the hat to The X-Files. Mulder and Scully always had Lariat Auto Rentals vehicles.

    • John's encounter with Doc Benton that Sam tells Dean about is detailed in the 4th issue of the comic Supernatural: Origins.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: May 18, 2008 on TV3
      Latin America: May 28, 2008 on Warner Channel
      UK: June 22, 2008 on ITV2
      Australia: June 22, 2008 on Channel 10
      Norway: September 14, 2008 on TVNorge
      Spain: December 1, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: December 14, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Portugal: February 12, 2009 on RTP 2
      Germany: March 23, 2009 on Premiere Film
      Finland: July 30, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: April 30, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: October 7, 2010 on Markiza


    • Title
      Time Is On My Side is the name of a song by The Rolling Stones.

    • Dean: Well we can't exactly get those at a Kwik-E-Mart can we?
      This alludes to the fictional chain of convenience stores included in The Simpsons television series.

    • Dean: Okay, great. My man Dave Caruso will be stoked to hear it.
      A reference to CSI Miami, where David Caruso plays Horatio Caine, a crime scene investigator who would indeed be stoked to hear about evidence like that.

    • Dean: Zombie with skills. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Zombie.
      Referencing the 1993-98 TV series starring Jane Seymour as the title character, a female doctor carving out a life for herself in the Wild West of the post-Civil War era. She struggles with prejudice against her gender as well as a romance with a mountain man and the raising of three orphaned children.

    • Dean: A little Antique Roadshow surgery, some organ theft.
      Referencing the PBS series where appraisers travel the country, assessing individuals' collections and providing advice.

    • Dean: Ah, what is this, Sid and Nancy?
      Referencing the movie Sid & Nancy (1986), which chronicles the life of Sex Pistols punker Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, and the tragic ending to their relationship.