Constantine 1×10 ‘Quid Pro Quo’: Only one of us is coming back

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This week’s episode of Constantine finally revealed the source of Chas’ supposed immortality. Once again, they’ve abandoned the main plot. At this point in the series, you could easily rearrange all the episodes with no bearing on the viewer.

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Still, at least it’s one mystery solved. We’ve been wondering about Chas’ immortality since the first episode. It’s strangely fitting that it was the result of John’s drunkenness. The spell that John placed on Chas is one that Merlin supposedly used on the knights of the round table. Basically, he absorbed the lives of all the other people that died with him, which brings him up to 47 lives. Of course by now, he’s gone through quite a bit of them and has 31 lives left. Not to be cold but it sounds pretty handy, why hasn’t John done it on himself – or any others – yet?

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villain of the week is Felix Faust, whom apparently was super weak before but with help from The Rising Darkness, is now super strong. The Rising Darkness (and Astra) have been such crucial parts of the plot but there are barely any concrete details. So far they’ve been used as a crutch to conveniently push all the blame on. Oh, so-and-so is rearing its ugly head? It’s The Rising Darkness. Oh, they need a good reason to not listen to John? Remember that Astra situation?

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I’m pretty tired of everyone doubting and hating on John. I mean okay, so the Astra situation didn’t go well. But there were so many other parties involved. It’s not like John held a gun/mystical rock to all their heads and threatened them. Well I suppose he might’ve, but then again we wouldn’t know because the details are scarce. I mean considering their line of work, deaths are to be expected and I think John’s got a pretty good track record so far. At the very least, they have saved more lives than lost them. What happened to Fennel in this episode was unfortunate, but it’s not like anyone else was too broken up about it either.

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It’s nice to see Chas take control for once, although their reason for John being a wuss this episode was a little iffy. Still, it’s his daughter’s life at stake, and you can’t get better motivation than that. He’s been a pretty bland character so far but he’s been showing a little more spunk and a little more ingenuity each episode.

Zed was little help this episode. I wondered why they used Fennel to channel Chas’ daughter’s soul instead of Zed. I suppose it makes sense that she hasn’t got enough practice yet. The episode ended off curiously, with Zed groggily mentioning John’s mother. I hope it’s something that will come up again later on, but knowing this series, it’s probably the last we’ll hear of it. But from the last frame, it seems that John’s gotten some measure of peace.

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