Iiiiiiif you like Chas and you know it clap your hands! Iiiiif you like Chas and you know it clap your hands! Iiiiiif you like Chas and you know it, and you really wanna show it, if you like Chas and you know it kill your parents. Wait. I think I got that last part wrong. Ah well, I stand by it. Deal wit’ it. If you couldn’t tell, and haven’t seen this episode yet, it’s about Chas. In it we learn more about his life, the origin of his powers, and what he’s capable of when pushed to the brink. We see more of his compassion and we also see that, when the chips are down, Chas knows how to use what he’s got – because the victim of this episode happens to be his daughter. Unfortunately, the villain of this episode is a disappointment. After casting its line into the vast ocean of the DCU’s “magical” cast of characters, they pulled out… erm… Felix Faust. For those who don’t know Felix Faust; shut up, of course you do, he was on the Justice League cartoon. You probably just don’t remember him because he sucked then too. If you’re familiar with the Felix Faust of the comics, you may know that he once got chumped by a powerless Elongated Man, which is like saying the Wonder Twins really pulled one over on ya. And not only did Mr. Ongated Man make Faust look like a buffoon, not a single reader found themselves thinking it was the least bit unreasonable. Faust, a magician of seemingly random age, deals in high sorcery and specifically works with souls. He looks great on paper. It’s just a pity that he’s an imbecile and he inevitably loses by direct result of sucking at life. Pictured here being super old. That’s the guy that Constantine coughed up for this episode’s villain, which leads to me to ask the question – if the show has seemingly decent access to DC’s pool of characters, why don’t they pick any good ones? I’ve been demanding an appearance from Etrigan on this show since it first started and dammit, I stand by it. Where’s Nightshade? Blue Devil? Black Alice? Alan Scott? Where’s anyone worth having? Yeah, they brought in Spectre for twenty seconds and proceeded to do exactly nothing with him. If this show wants to build up a fanbase, why is it playing things so damn safe? While I’m on a little tirade already, I wanna mention something else that’s kinda been bothering me about the show. It seems like they’re (the writers/producers) so desperate to make John a “guilty” type of character that they have other characters blame him for everything and anything they can rationalize. They blame John for things that aren’t his fault, they blame John for things that would have been worse if he hadn’t intervened, they blame John for everything. Yes, Chas, even you. The worst part, of course, is that he refuses to stand up for himself when he really honestly should. He takes his browbeatings when they come and acts like he’s the one to blame, even when it doesn’t make sense. He’s developing Rick Grimes Syndrome and while I understand why the writers are doing it, it still gets on my nerves a little bit. Wow, I spent this entire review bitching. Sorry about that. I guess nothing’s perfect, after all – though none of the things I mentioned are really issues with this specific episode, just overall trends I’m noticing. This episode, once again, is interesting and cool, and I love giving Chas a bit more spotlight. …Three episodes left. Constantine 1.10 "Quid Pro Quo"3.7Overall ScoreReader Rating: (6 Votes)Share this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.