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But there were a few things that bothered me about this episode. The writers themselves said that this episode would prove that Regina did not abuse Graham–that didn’t happen. If anything, it only shows more of what she did to Graham, using his heart and and the curse to make him act the way she wanted him to.
Wait, the writers said that? It only proved that Graham WAS abused! He slept with her because it was what SHE wanted. He never would have if he had his free will. I don’t care what anyone says, the poor guy was raped.
Graham. Even though seeing him made me sad.
Kurt. I really just loved him, loved the actor, the character, everything. His reaction to seeing Regina with the heart was great and the way he handled her throughout the episode was very realistic.
THE CAR CHASE! OH MY GLOB WE GOT A CAR CHASE! And it was pretty darn good, too! Seriously this episode had it all, it was a horror movie (creepy town appears from nowhere where creepy mayor woman wants to keep your son?) action flick, and even a budding family film if Regina hadn’t been so creepy, because that moment with Owen in the kitchen was cute.
“I won’t hurt him!” – Regina. It cracked me up…because it was creepy.
Regina with the heart communicator and her little swishy hand with it.
The opening scene with Kurt and Owen.
Seeing that scene with Mary Margaret in class talking about birds again, and the fact that they were living in Groundhog Day.
When Regina yelled at Mary Margaret to fight back when they bumped into each other again.
Rumple popping out of nowhere to be Snow’s “guard dog.” Teehee.
Rumple’s words to Snow about how he lives with himself.
Henry’s face when Regina poofed away his dynamite.
Henry is finally written as an eleven year old boy – who turns to dynamite to solve his problems.
Oh Lord, I better stop. I could go on. I really loved this episode.
I can’t really say I have a least…but one scene I’m terribly conflicted with. The scene where Snow sacrifices herself to Regina was AMAZING and powerful and incredibly acted. Snow giving herself up that way seemed very typical, as it wouldn’t be the first time she made a rash self-damaging decision like that. I believe that her character would offer herself to die if it put an end to the madness.
That said, I feel like after Regina showed her the blackness and told her she wasn’t going to kill her, and Snow BEGGED Regina to kill her…was a little much. That wasn’t just wanting to save her family and end the feud, that was suicidal. Even a change in words there would have been better, like if she cried and said, “Just do it! Get it over with!” Would have sounded better than, “Please kill me!” I just don’t see Snow wanting THAT BADLY to leave her family. This is the same woman who leapt into a swirling pit going who-knew-where just so she wouldn’t have to be separated from Emma again. And yes, I realize she’s traumatized and depressed and hating herself, but I just can’t see her wanting to die because of it.
I still loved the scene though, it gave me chills. And the way Regina was crying? Ugh. I just couldn’t get over it. Also, can we talk about the fact that Ginnifer Goodwin had to come up with all that pain and fear on her own, with just Lana pushing her hand toward her? The only thing missing for me was Emma coming to save her, and possibly yelling at her for what she did. Do you think Snow will have any repercussions in the next ep, or will it be glossed over?
Also…why does David call her Mary Margaret? I get why everyone else does, they did it for 28 years and Emma is still adjusting. But David knew her as Snow much longer, and started off this season calling her Snow. It makes no sense to me whatsoever that he would call her Mary Margaret. None. It bugs me. Like a lot.