Storybrooke residents debate the fate of an outsider and we learn about Dr. Whale’s past monsters.
These are just our first thoughts about this Once Upon a Time episode. We’ll share more about “In the Name of the Brother” in our upcoming full episode.
Dr. Whale is tasked with mending Hook’s wounds and performing surgery on the stranger whose car crashed upon entering Storybrooke. But some of the townspeople fear that the stranger may have seen magic — which could expose their true identities to the world — and think that leaving him to die would be the best solution. Meanwhile, as Mr. Gold tries to reunite with a despondent Belle, Cora attempts to reunite with daughter Regina; and in the land that was, Victor desperately wants to prove to his disapproving father that he can, indeed, bring back the dead.
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Some of our interesting discussion points (in no particular order):
- The outsider—Greg Mendell (played by Ethan Embry) is nobody, but he saw magic! We think he simply called his wife or girlfriend. What new threat might this be? We like that he’s a geek.
- Dr. Frankestein’s world apparently _is_ “a land without color”! Is there always lightning there?
- Henry helped answer our question about how non-fairy-tale characters are in Storybrooke. But Frankenstein called his world “Earth”! Does this open up Storybrooke to many more non-fairy-tale characters? Remember all the realms from Jefferson’s hat.
- Mr. Gold and Cora kissed. GROSS! But could this hint that Rumplestiltskin is Regina’s father?
- There were several pop-culture references in this episode: ET, Splash, Star Wars, and more.
- Mr. Gold saw a map that pointed him to Baelfire. Was that New York that’s highlighted? If it was New York, then that makes us positive that Neal Cassidy is Baelfire.
- How will Rumplestiltskin win Belle’s heart again?
We gave everything a brief overview and would love to hear your thoughts!
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