March 19, 2012 at 4:31 am #139143midnight drearyParticipant
Interesting. But she was wrapped in her “Emma” blanket that SW and Charming made for her. So why Wendy?
Ooo! Good point. 😕
I also like the theory that maybe August was in Never Never Land when the curse happened, so maybe he was able to avoid it.March 19, 2012 at 10:35 am #139152infinitypalmParticipant
Just posted these thoughts on another site–thought I’d leave them here to see what you all think.
I think there’s a good reason why Henry can’t seem to figure out who Mr. Gold is…yet (as he said to Emma in episode 4).
I think there’s also a good reason why August wants to “help others see the light” by adding pages to Henry’s book.
I think these two reasons are related.
Rumplestiltskin is the only character that apparently knows or has been involved in practically everyone’s story, right up until Emma is saved from the curse. This is why I’m inclined to think that Mr. Gold is the writer of the book, not August. That would certainly help keep him busy while waiting for Emma to show up in Storybrooke.
And if he were to write the book, I think he would leave himself out of the stories. Keeping his identity and involvement secret would help him maintain power. It keeps the focus on Regina and away from his own agenda, which is apparently not for anyone to know but himself.
“No one knows my little game—Rumplestiltskin is my name.”
Maybe August doesn’t just want Emma to know about the curse itself. Maybe he also wants her to know the truth about who is really behind it—who is behind everything.
So he added Rumplestiltskin back into the stories.
Incidentally, August and Rumple have some uncanny similarities. Their reluctance to give their names, their careful choice of words and attention to technicalities…and their knowledge of both Storybrooke and Fairy Tale Land.
This is what attracted me to the possibility that August might be connected to Baelfire in some way, either as the same person or as a descendant perhaps. Because Emma was saved from the curse, we know that fairy magic can cross worlds, and if Rumple’s son escaped using fairy magic, then…
That might explain why
- Rumple hates fairies
- Rumple was never able to find his son
- Regina said August looked familiar, but couldn’t recognize him (Could this be part of the spell? Would Mr. Gold recognize him? Would anyone?)
- August knows so much without being from Storybrooke (immune to the curse)
- The episode about how Rumple ”lost” Bae is called “The Return.” (And according to Jane Espenson, the Blue Fairy is in it.)
- The episode after that one happens to be called “The Stranger.”
Conclusion: As Henry reveals the truth about Regina, August’s purpose may be to reveal the truth about Mr. Gold.March 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm #139185SlurpeezParticipant
August W. Booth is awfully interested in Henry’s book. We’ve already seen him adding pages to it with great care. In episode 17, we saw August prompt Henry to search his book for clues.
Awhile back, people were wondering where Henry got his book from. We know it was from Mary Margaret, but where did she get it? Perhaps August had been to SB before and planted the book in Mary Margaret’s classroom for her to discover it and eventually pass it onto Henry. We have some reason to believe that August has been to SB before based on his conversation in the diner with Emma and Regina’s remark that he looks familiar.
"That’s how you know you’ve really got a home. When you leave it, there’s this feeling that you can’t shake. You just miss it." Neal CassidyMarch 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm #139190edchambersParticipant
I think the scene with August and Henry was important for the overall story. August will turn out to be some crucial person, but I have no interest in speculating if he will turn out to be anyone from FTL. I’m looking forward to learning more about him. Personally, I am not all that interested in the Kathryn’s “murder” story line, and hope that gets resolved quickly. It has serve a purpose in revealing the keys to Emma, and hopefully that will be help lead her on the path of believing.
Keeper of Snow White's Glass Coffin.March 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm #139194killianhookfanParticipant
Did anyone see the Tweet about Kitsis saying something like they are open to having real life people coming to Storybrooke, no storyline is off limits, and they would be open to gender role reversal?? Please tell me I’m reading that last part wrong because if I have to start considering that August is, like, really Tinkerbelle or Maleficent my head is going to explode. There’s only so much theorizing I can do even with limiting myself to the male gender.March 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm #139223Daniel J. LewisKeymaster
I think gender role reversal would be more like a character we thought we know is actually a male or female. But I wouldn’t expect them to change the gender from fairytale land to Storybrooke.March 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm #139241hjbauParticipant
Like Robin Hood could be a girl. Especially if they play on that Snow is the Robin Hood like figure. Though i am not saying they are doing that, but there was some of that. Stealing from the rich and all that.March 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm #139243killianhookfanParticipant
Great, just great. So now I have to start thinking about female characters as well. Super.March 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm #139245hjbauParticipant
Though i do think that it will always be the same actor in both worlds. Unless someone ages strangely. So i don’t think they are going to cross genders like if a character was male in one world he will be male in the other.March 20, 2012 at 12:03 am #139249darcyfarrowParticipant
I’m going to stubbornly stick to my guess that whoever else he may be, August is the librarian, the caretaker of the book, the gatekeeper to knowledge. And I think he’s OUAT’s Desmond, that is, he has some unique ability that will enable the hero, Emma, to access FTL, as Desmond did for Jack.
But if it turns out he’s not the librarian, I hope that someone is so that Storybrooke Library can go back in business.
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