There are some really good points in this thread. I didn’t realize the horse-looking figurine was a donkey but that makes sense if it is supposed to hint at Pinnochio/Lampwick. And Dr. Whale was back–there’s nothing weird about it because he was needed for Kathryn but it is significant if he is Monstro which is always what I’ve assumed. (Though they almost got me in Red-Handed because I couldn’t figure out why he was in that episode unless he was the wolf… but he was just a red-herring to keep us from realizing it was really Ruby) And man, they seriously had me going with the Bae-stuff. Especially the flashbacks. 🙁
These writers pull way too many tricks on us!!! argh! The only thing that makes it okay is how when they reveal everything you go, “Ohhh I see now!” If we ever don’t have that reaction to a new reveal–then it will be a problem.
Anyway, I’m against the Pinocchio theory. Some people are pointing out Wizard of Oz references that are interesting. Like all the emerald-colored things in this episode. *shrug*