Anyone else notice that August only dialed three digits on the green phone? It could mean nothing, as TV/movie scripts often shortcut actual dialing to get to the point, but in THIS show? Hmm … and no, I don’t think it was 911. Could a local number only need 3 digits to dial in Storybrooke? And what was with the green phone anyway? Another red herring perhaps?
Which brings me to another point. Some of the technology in SB is outdated, but some, not. In the pilot, they had internet and therefore a more recent PC, but later, Regina gave Henry an 80s-era game. Old TVs, all kinds of throwbacks. At City Hall in the early episodes at City Hall there were computer monitors all over the place – older ones. Wassup with that?
Anywho, I digress.
Back on topic, I still think August COULD be future-Henry, in some way. The way he tried to use the dagger on Mr Gold was very, umm, Henry/child-like.
I believe the three numbers are just a result of video editing, so the scene didn’t get too long, etc. Maybe it’s something, but I personally believe it’s not.
About the old stuff, well, they where frozen in time, in 1984. Even now, with the time running, they wouldn’t get any new technology , since they are not allowed to get out of town nor is anyone but Emma allowed to come in…
…speaking of which, did you noticed that August’s motorcycle’s plaque expired in 1984? So, my guess is that he didn’t come from outside SB, but like Jefferson he might have been trapped somewhere in the outskirts, or something like that. So, in my mind, he would be a character from FTL – Pinocchio is ok, specially if something was made so he’d be safe, the White Knight too, but only if he was, like Jefferson, someone from FTL stucked in Wonderland…