April 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm #264306RumplesGirlKeymaster
Well that was shocking. Snow killed Charming in order to cast the curse and then revives him by putting half of her own heart into him.
Thoughts on this? Did you see it coming? Do you think living with half a heart is okay? Can they ever change having half a heart?"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"April 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm #264319irish_mikeParticipant
The “Oh, just split my heart so we both live!” was a horrible copout. But I do like that it was Snow that cast the Dark Curse – ramifications on her darkening heart? (Is it still?)April 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm #264394bibliophileParticipant
I was upset that they killed Charming off to cast the curse, and while I agree that it was a bit of a cop out, I think it actually kind of romantic that they now truly share a heart. I would guess this now means if one dies (one half of the heart stops beating) then the other will as well. Like a romantic version of Chang and Eng.April 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm #264415RumplesGirlKeymaster
It does make the future tricky. If another big bad goes after Snow or Charming, it’s an easy way to kill two birds with one stone. Just crush the heart of one of them and they both die.
Is there anyway to MEND the hearts??"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"April 28, 2014 at 12:33 am #264447AmdillaeParticipant
My bigger question is that if Snow can split her heart in half to revive Charming how is it that she had no reaction when effectively half of their shared heart is crushed. Also if we extend this aren’t both Snow and Charming basically down to a quarter of a heart each?
“The truth isn't easily pinned to a page. In the bathtub of history the truth is harder to hold than the soap and much more difficult to find.” - Terry PratchettApril 28, 2014 at 12:38 am #264451Hook’s GirlParticipant
So is the price of magic in this case that if one dies, so does the other? Or suffers from heartbreak forever?
Nothing is impossible on OUAT. Everything has a way of repeating itself. Keeper of the Keeper tread: https://oncepodcast.com/forums/topic/official-keeper-thread-3/#post-217924April 28, 2014 at 12:40 am #264453PheeParticipant
Snow killing Charming is absurd. Charming volunteering to sacrifice himself, that I can believe, but Snow actually killing him was incredibly hard to believe. I know that people have said that the show has jumped the shark before, but I’ve never felt they were so close to that as I do with this ridiculousness. You can split a heart in two to revive someone who died by having their heart ripped out, now? Well, alrighty then.
And yes, what of it if one of them dies now, shouldn’t that mean that BOTH will die if they’re literally sharing a heart? I know, I know, love is strength, but this split heart thing seems like it should make them WEAKER, because two birds, one stone.April 28, 2014 at 12:47 am #264455SlurpeezParticipant
I agree. Snow casting the curse by sacrificing her true love, David, is just absurd. In what world would Snow ever agree to murder her husband, even in a desperate attempt to save her unborn baby? I didn’t realize this show had become
Sophie’sSnow’s Choice. Her splitting her heart in half to revive him is even more absurd, albeit romantic in a disgusting way. David’s heart was crushed. There shouldn’t have been a way to bring David back.
Regina thought she’d tried everything to bring back Daniel, whose heart was crushed before her very eyes. She even went so far as to enlist the help of Dr. Frankenstein. When Daniel was actually revived in SB, he was a monster. How is David not a walking zombie? Too bad Regina didn’t think to split her own heart in two to bring back Daniel, only without all the nasty side-effects. I’m so disappointed by this show. Emma had a hand in pulling Neal’s plug, and he remains dead. Snow had a direct hand in ending David’s life, but he gets to live? I’m so annoyed by the obvious double standards and contrived loopholes.
I’m such a big fan of Snow and David which is why this episode made me sad for them. Snow and Charming’s love story in season one drew me in and touched my heart. Now, their love story has become grotesque. They’re probably going to have to pay a big price for casting that dark curse, like Rumple had to when he lost his son forever.
"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 CassidyApril 28, 2014 at 12:55 am #264456PheeParticipant
One more thing I forgot the mention in my last post…they managed to construct a story that makes Snowing look like massive hypocrites, because they told Neal that they shouldn’t and couldn’t go back to Emma and Henry. And yes, I know that they changed their minds based on what Glinda told them, but that doesn’t change the fact that they told Neal, “Nope, no way, not gonna happen,” and then had them turn around and concede to cast the freaking Dark Curse in order to get back to Emma.April 28, 2014 at 12:58 am #264459AmdillaeParticipant
Another point to add to this, the series has shown that the love of a parent is one of the most powerful of all. The Charmings are willing to sacrifice everything for their children, Ruth sacrificed herself to give her son the chance of a family, Henry Sr gave his heart to Regina so that the curse could be cast, Rumple created the cast to get his son back, Regina and Emma both give their son true love’s kiss to break curses etc etc (there are so many more examples I could pull out)
So is it possible that in fact the thing that Snow loves most would be one of her children rather than Charming? Charming used Snow’s love for their child to convince her to cast the curse which would seem to indicated that Snow would find it harder to live without her child than her husband.
And Phee you are so right, I am starting to have such issues with the apparently selfless Charmings bending everything to suit them at times.
“The truth isn't easily pinned to a page. In the bathtub of history the truth is harder to hold than the soap and much more difficult to find.” - Terry Pratchett
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