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In the odd chance ‘Lacey’ isn’t the name of a person/character – Lacey Township, New Jersey is pretty much along the Jersey Shore line – and if Nealfire is true, this could be the location Bae entered this world (based on Neal’s wanted poster..) But part of me is just wanting some Dylan Schmid backstory before the actor gets too much older. 😆
As a Nealfire/Swanfire fan, I have to admit I might be biased that I like this idea for whom or what Lacey is than it being the mysterious HER or Belle’s Storybrooke name.
Not that I don’t want to know who HER is, but unless it’s similar to how Cora was introduced in “The Stable Boy”, I’m not sure I want a whole episode about HER right before the season comes to an end if there’s still a lot of lose ends about the other characters to tie up first. It just depends on who HER is, and how that might tie in with this season.
I also would like seeing more of Belle’s Storybrooke identity during the Curse, but I also agree that I want a back story about Nealfire before Dylan Schmid looks too much older. I’ve seen pictures of him from that ferret movie, and I’m not sure exactly when he filmed that, but he already looks quite older than he did on OUaT.
Plus, since this episode follow the episode that is likely about August, it would be like last year’s episodes about August and Nealfire, which aired around the same time that “Selfless, Brave and True” and “Lacey” would air this season. The only difference would be that August’s episode would come first this time, and then Nealfire’s instead of how “The Return” set up “The Stranger”.
I didn’t really notice anything that stuck out while looking at Lacey Township on the map. Double Trouble State Park is located partly in Lacey, and I could see that being a place that Nealfire may have landed given that trouble has followed Neal around all his life, and the name makes me think of the Witches that were in Macbeth. Scottish play (father with a Scottish accent) + prophecy that leads to murder (Macbeth = Rumple, Lady Macbeth = Regina) + Witches.
Also, Barnegat Bay is the setting for E.B. White’s essay “The Family That Dwelt Apart”. It doesn’t really sound like the weird family tree of Henry’s except that there were seven members of a family (Henry, Emma, Neal, Rumple, Charming, Snow, and Regina?) who all lived in happy isolation on a small island in Barnegat Bay until word gets out they are in distress.
You can watch the 1973 Canadian Animated Short based on the essay, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGGh-5a0tsU, to get a better idea of what kind of havoc outsiders wreak on the isolated island.