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April 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm #134109cooldudetteParticipant
There were a couple of hints that were thrown around August in this episode:
1) He said “I never lie”
2) He twisted his ankle near the trees and refused to let Emma look at it
any thoughts on this??
From the first hint, I am beginning to think on Pinnochio theory that has floating around…
Though I have no clue what the deal was with the tripping in the woods……..[adrotate group="5"]April 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm #140644timberumpParticipant
Hmm…the ankle thing does make me wonder and why he wouldn’t let her look. We could just assume it was a macho thing, but usually in this show every detail means something. Did anyone else notice how he reacted when she accused him of double crossing her regarding the evidence against Regina? I can’t remember his exact words, but he seemed genuinely hurt and told her that he had hoped she had realized by now that he would NEVER do anything to hurt her or betray her. So that makes me think that August is somehow closely connected to Emma. Maybe Henry’s father? The producers did say that we would find out who he was and may meet him without knowing that we’ve met him.April 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm #140648PheeParticipant
He stumbled and complained of shin splints when he was right next to a tree. Someone on another forum said he looked similar to Superman when he gets near kryptonite. If he was made from a tree (I’m TeamPinocchio) maybe he has some connection to them that affected him somehow.
I thought the line about not lying was a definite Pinocchio shoutout though. 😉April 2, 2012 at 4:56 pm #140658miaParticipant
His limp reminded me of a wooden leg … Maybe – if he’s Pinocchio and I really hope not – the Blue Fairy’s magic is somehow fading and he’s slowly turning back into wood? 😕April 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm #140663edchambersParticipant
I feel that the whole ankle incident is important. I’m not sure what it could mean, but the one thing I noticed is that August didn’t get any closer to the hole in which Emma found the chipped part of the shovel. One theory I would like to toss into the theory hat would be this: Perhaps that location is on the border of Storybrooke, and every one of the Fairy Tale Land characters (besides Emma and Henry, of course) physically cannot leave the boundaries of Storybrooke. And the scene we saw of August tripping was him hitting the invisible border/barrier and he could travel no further. It’s just a far-out theory I have, and I believe there is actually a hole in the theory if you look close enough, but I won’t mention that just yet.
Keeper of Snow White's Glass Coffin.April 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm #140666miaParticipant
It’s just a far-out theory I have, and I believe there is actually a hole in the theory if you look close enough, but I won’t mention that just yet.
Do you mean Ruby and MM and David actually being in that exact spot and not having any troubles? 😉April 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm #140668rumpel sylphs kinParticipant
… cannot leave the boundaries of Storybrooke. And the scene we saw of August tripping was him hitting the invisible border/barrier and he could travel no further..
I agree there is something to his use of the word shin “splints”, and “I never lie”. If he is Pinocchio, would telling a lie weaken him? What did he say just before getting the shin splints? Or does it mean it is a liar generally speaking, as Emma speculated, “that’s exactly what a liar would say”.
There are always curves thrown in this show so who knows, but regarding the boundaries of Storybrooke and characters not being able to leave, seems to me Pinocchio was subjected to the same fate as the others from the get go, whereas this “stranger” is suggested to have ridden into town, and of course he has knowledge the others don’t. We didn’t see him come past the sign at the town limit, so we can’t say for sure he came from outside the town. The Mad Hatter is surely a stranger to the citizens of Storybrooke, having been encapsulated in his house for 28 years. Also, the Mad Hatter introduced us to the notion that ONCE won’t be limiting itself to Grimm or Disney popularized fairy tales by illustrating the vast array of doorways to different “universes”. So who knows, August may come from a different universe altogether. If he is from the fairy tale universe, my guess is that he is either Rumpelstiltskin’s son or the son of the miller’s daughter (Cora), hence Regina’s brother.April 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm #140670cruel_fortunaParticipant
The whole mention of shin splints & the proximity to trees just strengthens my resolve in thinking he’s Pinocchio. What’s more, his being hurt that Emma would call him a liar reminds me of a quote, & we all know how August likes to use his knowledge of the literary. If I were him, I would have retorted & said ” a closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.”
& seeing as he keeps bringing up literature ( & his being an author ) part of me thinks that he may have been either hiding or boarded up in the library before Emma came to town. I think someone had suggested he could have been the town librarian, although I forget who. When in effect, there is the possibility he is both Pinocchio & the SB librarian.April 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm #140674rumpel sylphs kinParticipant
The whole mention of shin splints & the proximity to trees just strengthens my resolve in thinking he’s Pinocchio. What’s more, his being hurt that Emma would call him a liar .
I was convinced Graham was the wolf because of some of his comments, for example, something like, “my way is to pound the pavement, knock on doors”, when he and Emma were discussing searching techniques regarding the missing Henry. Knocking on doors relating to the three little pigs story, double entendre. I was wrong, clearly duped. So I’m more wary now of these writers’ trickery.April 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm #140679cruel_fortunaParticipant
@Sylph: I’ve learned to take what the character’s say with a grain of salt.
Although to be fair, personally I’ve had a good track record when it comes to guessing who is who.
Or at least, better than my dad’s who watches the show with me.
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