My turn! I was hoping that the last 12 episodes of the series manage to hit it out of the park and parts of this episode are fine. Gothel is interesting enough to keep the next 11 episodes from being a waste and the audience has a lot of vested interest in Regina and Henry. But honestly outside of that, that same *something* that was missing from the first half is still missing. So much of the magic is gone. The writing and acting feels stilted and tired, like many shows winding down after years and years on the air.
–“You’re a believer Henry, even if you don’t know it.” I’m hoping we get a Regina/Henry reunion soon. It’s gonna be so emotional.
–I much prefer Gothel as a villain to Rapunzel/Lady Tremaine. The latter was just so ineffectual and boring.
–Nook! LOL that’s a good one.
–Love the Haunted Mansion shout out with Madame Leota and incorporating the voice over of the ride. Plus the fact that Memento Mori is the name of the gift shop outside of the Haunted Mansion ride!
–The fact that I’m relieved at the minimal Jacinda in this episode is a sign of how terrible the writing/acting of this character have been.
–Hmmm. I don’t know how I feel about them waking up Lucy this early. The threat was never real (please, they’d never kill Lucy nor Henry) but now it feels like a waste of a good story.
–RIP Rapunzel? Anwar was horrible in this role so it’s not a great loss but again, waste of a mediocre story. Also, they made her a regular cast member for almost nothing!
–Seriously, I know I’m a broken record but what is up with this nonsense timeline??? How is Robyn a late teen in SB “years ago.” I legitimately do not understand.
–The Resurrection Amulet? That’s a new plot device, right? One that probably would have been useful years ago but is only now coming to light?
–Mother Nature is a pseudonym for Gothel? Suuuuuuure.
–The high heel hit in just the right spot on the rope level on the first try. *rolls eyes*
–The amulet was in the sign? And Zelena had a lucky guess? Sure. Suuuure. Whatever.
–Okaaaaay. Awkward question but does Robyn *know* how she was conceived??