We finally learn the surprising backstory to one of Storybrooke’s most mysterious characters! Congratulations to those accurately predicted it!
These are just our first thoughts about this Once Upon a Time episode, and we’ll share more in our upcoming full episode.
While Regina continues to try and stop using her magic in an attempt to win back Henry’s affections, she begins seeing what she believes is a ghost from her past; and when Mary Margaret and Emma discover a lone survivor from an ogre massacre, Emma begins to question whether or not he’s telling the truth. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Regina finds herself failing at learning the dark arts from a dark master because something from her past is preventing her from using her magic for evil
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Some of our interesting discussion points (in no particular order):
- We finally know who Dr. Whale is! Congratulations to everyone who correctly guessed all the clues!
- Who is Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s brother?
- Whose heart was used in Frankenstein’s brother and in Daniel?
- Was Regina’s preservation spell just enough to be able to resurrect Daniel? We’re not going to see Graham resurrected, too, are we? Rumplestiltskin did say, “Dead is dead” (also a quotation from Lost).
- Could Dr. Frankenstein also be the Wizard of Oz? There were several hints.
- Dr. Frankenstein’s world is one where science seems more powerful than magic. Could it also truly be a black-and-white world?
- Was Cora the force that kept the safe haven in present-day fairy tale land hidden and protected?
- Did Cora find a magic bean but use it incorrectly, resulting in the beanstalk?
- Is this magic compass a nod to Pirates of the Caribbean, or maybe from the same maker as where Hansel and Gretel’s father got his compass?
We gave everything a brief overview and would love to hear your thoughts!
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