I quite liked this episode as well, but I’m also a big Hook fan. I miss seeing Colin O’Donahue in his guyliner on a regular basis, LOL.
Alice/Tilly. She’s just amazing. Is she off her meds? She seems like she’s off them, but she just can’t see the whole picture. I like that they are making her look like the killer, although we all know she’s not. My money is on Gothel as the killer. Just not sure of the motive.
I liked young Alice as well. And how Nook dresses her like a doll. I love that he made her so girly and treated her like a precious little girl.
I also loved that they aged Nook. It’s been 10 years since the curse didn’t happen. Alice is actually only a few months (maybe even weeks) older than Emma. Although Smee didn’t seem to have aged. Maybe they were still going to Neverland.
I get that we needed the confrontation with Tilly in the hospital room, but where was everyone after Rogers hit the Code Blue button? And was Hilda not hooked up to anything? Shouldn’t a nurse have noticed that she had no vital signs on their monitor?
Ivy and Henry. So much more chemistry than Jacinda. I really wish that wasn’t established.
I found it weird that Regina confirmed to Lucy that she was right about everything when she’s not technically awake. Why hasn’t Regina woken Lucy up all the way yet? When Ivy woke up Regina she said you just had to be on the verge of believing for the potion to work. Lucy definitely believes.
Where was Zelena/Kelly tonight?
Regina’s walk of shame. Really?
Is there a reason the male florist couldn’t be a witch?
What happened to Maui’s fish hook?
So, Gothel is keeping tabs on Nook and Alice? She just knew that Nook would get into a dual with Ahab and, what, managed to dip the bullets in the mushroom juice? When? And why does she care that Nook let his pride get in the way of caring for Alice for a brief moment? She was going to leave a newborn to basically die so she could escape.
Alice is 10, which also makes Emma around 10 at this point. Alice was conceived the night Regina was defeated and couldn’t cast the curse. So only 10 years have passed since the curse didn’t happen. We haven’t reached the point yet where Regina came to the Wish Realm. That’s not for another 18 years or so. Rumple didn’t get released until Regina came.
Also, I think Nook left the tower periodically. He had to feed and clothe Alice. Plus he got her sand. Not sure how he had money unless he was just living off of past treasure.