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As Time Goes By 

Sam and Dean's grandfather, Henry Winchester, arrives by time travel, claiming that he has something to protect from an Abaddon that is hot on his trail.


Serge Ladouceur


Eric Kripke (created by), Adam Glass




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Gil McKinney ... Henry Winchester
Alaina Huffman ... Josie Sands / Abaddon
George Touliatos ... Larry Ganem
Katie Stuart ... Comic Shop Clerk
Sharon Bell Sharon Bell ... Larry's Wife / Abaddon
Adele Noronha Adele Noronha ... Hunter
James Hutson ... Hotel Manager
Duncan Ollerenshaw ... David Ackers
Nels Guloien Nels Guloien ... Young John Winchester
Byron Noble Byron Noble ... Young Larry Ganem


Fleeing the female demon Abaddon with the mystery box she's after, Henry Winchester flees through a hastily created time-portal but is surprised she follows and it leads not to his son John but his grandsons, who became hunters, not legacy 'men of letters' like him, elder guardians of magical knowledge. Despite bitterness over John having lacked a father, the trio must team up to reconstruct the past and protect the box from Abaddon, who kidnaps Sam. Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


Henry Winchester's first name likely comes from the Henry Repeating Arms company, a firearms manufacturer much like Winchester. See more »


When the owner of the new age shop pulls the gun on Henry, her movements and the sound it makes when she cocks it insinuate she has a pump shotgun however, the weapon she's holding is a single shot breakdown style not a pump and would not have made that sound nor required that motion. See more »


Dean Winchester: Well, there's your buddy, Albert Magnus.
Henry Winchester: Albertus Magnus. And he was hardly a "buddy".
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


As Time Goes By
Written by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Dooley Wilson
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Swan song?
13 February 2016 | by m-camionvoleSee all my reviews

I never thought I would ever find Supernatural boring but this season is really mortally boring. There's no plot besides this Kevin Tran thing lingering in the back, Dean thinks he's a wonder with his heavy fake tan and throws faces and nasty jokes to everyone all the time, Sam is dealing with some stuff, again, but less convincingly this time, Castiel is not enough on screen but comes just to add a layer to that old humorless-angel and naive behavior, Crowley has no more trick in his sleeve ...

So they count on other character to put some kind of rhythm in it, such as Garth or Charlene (?) but that's not enough when titans like Bobby or Lucifer are no longer here to support the adventures of Sam and Dean.

Even in this episode, where we meet an important member of the Winchester family, which would be impossible in real life, I wasn't convinced. Now that every Winchester has been met, what's left to boost the story? The grandma? However, the character of their grandfather (father side)was pleasant. We apparently have to believe that everyone in this family was a model-type man, and there's the fact that a man living in the fifties, with a very correct language, understands perfectly Dean's mumbling and slang. Okay. But besides that, the story was nice to watch.

It also brings an important question : will there be a legacy to Sam and Dean? Winchesters and Campbells were married and had children but it seems impossible for these two. Will it be on their shoulders to eradicate every single nasty thing on earth?

I hope the show will bounce back because that's a real crime to waste such good material.

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