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I actually genuinely enjoyed (most of) this episode! The nonsense with Regina and Facilier and Lucy aside, the rest of it was, dare I say…actually kinda great. It gave me that feeling from the first couple seasons, where I cared about the characters, was feeling for them, and urging them on, and I was wrapped up in discovering their story and actually feeling the magic of it all. Bless Rose Reynolds, because Alice is SUCH an engaging character!
My biggest nitpick, guys c’mon, do some BASIC tarot research, the Death card doesn’t actually mean literal death and that someone’s plotting murder. I appreciate that I need to suspend a whole lotta disbelief with this show, and I can understand Lucy freaking out at the Death card because there’s no way that kid knows anything about tarot cards, but actual witch Regina shoulda known better than to jump to the same conclusion. I know it’s a nitpick, but blah, they shoulda figured out some other way to visually suggest that Facilier was doing something nefarious. The Death card does indicate transformation and a new beginning, so it does actually make sense with him wanting to become the Dark One. But Regina being all, “I saw the Death card, who are you after,” just did not fit.
Robin/Alice are so adorable. “Nobin.”
Shades of when Snowing met and she started calling him Charming. I got that Snowing feeling with Alice and Robyn when they ran into each other in Seattle, too. That pang of, “OMG YOU TWO IDIOTS JUST REMEMBER EACH OTHER PLEASE.”
But, what is going on with everybody from the Market forgetting Tilly? People at my local market remember me, when I go. And Tilly said she goes every day; I only go once a week, at most.
Probably Gothel dosing everyone with a forgetting potion or something. There’s no way that people don’t remember an individual as unique as Tilly if she’s there on a regular basis.
“What if I don’t exist at all?” I really really love Alice, guys. I wish she had been around for so much longer. They’ve actually managed to give Alice complexity and depth that has been lacking in other S7 characters.
Let’s be real, this sorta depth has been lacking in nearly every character for years. I would watch a show all about her adventures in Wonderland (and other places)! Seriously, the way Rose plays her is so compelling, she’s in a class all her own amongst everyone else in this cast, (except Bobby when he’s playing ImpRumple, because nothing beats that). I too am bummed that she wasn’t around longer, I’d have loved to have spent more time getting to know her.
Alice can will things into existence???? Hooooooow? I mean, this probably answer the question of who the Guardian is, though.
I felt like the candle blowing out scene was basically confirmation of her being the Guardian. I mean, they gave her a scene that’s an EXACT parallel to a scene that the Saviour got.
Tilly about to start reading Robin Hood in Henry’s apartment.
And then Robyn (what’s her Seattle name?) carrying a copy of Alice in Wonderland, because it’s her fave.
They waited far too long to do a LGBT couple in this show, and their attempt at Red and Dorothy was quite woeful, but props to them for at least setting it up this well now that they’re finally doing it. Nothing about this couple feels like they’re just there to be the token same sex couple. They have depth, they’re helping each other to be better people, and they have the connection in their cursed personas as well. The setup of their relationship is meaningful, and I can’t wait for them to remember each other.
Alice and Hook’s relationship is really growing on me. I mean when I first found out, I thought it was a stupid ploy to try and get us anti-hook fans to like him, well guess what is kinda worked I don’t hate Nook.
All the Rogers and Tilly stuff tugs on my heart, like, a lot! And then I get bummed because if they’d just done this awkward estranged father figure thing with original recipe Hook and Neal, like they’d so perfectly set up back in the day, then we could have had this interesting version of Hook all along, and I wouldn’t have grown to resent his existence.
Regina why would you send your granddaughter into a person’s house you do not trust to snoop around. I mean Lucy is what 12? Bad Grandma move.
Not just someone you don’t trust, but someone who is legitimately dangerous. That was ridiculous, she should have used Zelena to snoop instead, (and I say that as someone who never wants to see Zelena get more screen time, but seriously it would have made so much more sense than her sending the child in).
Why would Facilier want Rumple’s dagger?
I did roll my eyes all, “RLY that’s his motivation, how very original.” Thinking about it though, I suspect that they’ve introduced someone who wants to claim the Dagger, because Rumple’s in the process of trying to die without passing the Dark One power on to someone new. Adds a bit of extra challenge to the situation because Rumple now needs to actively prevent someone from getting the Dagger and stabbing him with it.