My tent is getting full! It’s a good thing it’s a short walk between me & RG, past the cocoa & cookies table. Can’t even remember who all is in which tent anymore. Good thing canvas is stretchy! 🙂
I am so glad I’m not the only one who saw this ep as SwanFirey.
Phee, love the home mention. Didn’t think about it that way! I, too, noticed the GoT truck. Maybe because he’s a thorn in SF’s side? If you wanted to draw it out, we had Henry start to open the door – Hook prevented him and slammed it shut. Preventing him access to his family’s home? (Yeah, I think it’s reaching a bit.)
I just – the first thing Neal ever said to Emma, as she stole his car – “You could have just asked for the keys.” Now their kid asks for the keys, so he can steal the car. Sounds a bit like poetry to me… and unquestionably not an accident.
Maybe, oh maybe, just maybe… maybe we are moving away from Blarggle towards “I took the road less traveled.”
Because why on earth bother to have such a clear callback to a story that should be complete and utter toast? Why name an episode after plot parallels in a triangle that no longer exists. It wasn’t a small investment – it was the title.
It just makes me think of Price of Gold – how it appears to be Cinderella’s story, but it was said to be an Emma-centric ep. Looking back on it years later, yep, sure was. The story of Tallahassee is buried all over that ep, that and True North. Likewise, this ep was Snowing centric, but really – it did far more to advance the supposedly-over triangle than anything for Snowing.
BTW. An unrelated note. Have we discussed how Glinda said Zelena’s power is in her *necklace*? Well isn’t that interesting. Who else has necklaces that might be important? (Remember, in addition to the obvious & significant keychain, she has the circle which IIRC is an ouroboros – which was around the edge of the vault, as well as being symbolic of death & rebirth, and closely paralleled with the Phoenix. BTW, when checking my spelling, I found this link and was struck by the dreamcatcher-esque image halfway down the page. Huh.)
Yeah, after that ep – the items above and Slurp’s WoT quote – I am beginning to wonder if MO322 might actually be on the horizon. Whodathunk?
Cause this story needs some mending & a better happy ending...