February 13, 2012 at 12:59 am #133695
Remember when Henry said the doesn’t know who Mr. Gold is and he’s still working on figuring it out? Why do you think he doesn’t know?
It has me wondering about the exact contents of his book. What do you think the book actually says? Does it contain the once-befores that we’ve been seeing? It obviously contains enough of them for Henry to know that Jiminy was a bad guy who didn’t want to be bad, like he explained to Mr. Hopper. And Snow White’s story is in there because Mary read it to James and because it’s important to the curse part.
And Henry knows that Mr. Gold is “worse than Regina” so if Rumple was as prominent in the story book as he is in the once-befores, surely Henry would know they’re one-in-the-same.
What do you think?February 13, 2012 at 2:47 am #137207nonnieParticipant
off the cuff…
Gold is powerful enough to block HENRY’S true knowledge …. That is why Henry senses Gold is bad but he can not come to full realization.February 13, 2012 at 3:04 am #137210
I don’t think that the book is completely correct. Like it said that Hansel and Gretel’s father ran off and that was it. And that isn’t true. The queen took their father. So it makes the information in the book suspect. Though it was correct about Emma’s birth. So who knows what that means.February 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm #137223
Thats interesting. I guess it’s possible that Mr. Gold could magically block him from realizing who he is.
Did the book really say that about H&G’s father? I dont remember when the book was mentioned in that episode.
At first I assume the once-befores were a visual representation of the stories in the book. Especially in the episode where Mary is reading to coma-James and it’s obvious that it is written like a story and it coincides with what we saw in the once-befores. So that’s what I’ve been going with.
But now I’m not sure. I think the once befores are just flashbacks for us and the book doesnt contain everything that we see.February 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm #137237
Henry came into the Sheriff’s office and said he figured out who the two kids were. He said they were Hansel and Gretel. So Emma asked does it say anything about their father because she was looking for their father in the real world. And Henry said all it says was that he abandoned them.February 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm #137238malchoreParticipant
But now I’m not sure. I think the once befores are just flashbacks for us and the book doesnt contain everything that we see.
Good point. I think you’re correct. Sometimes we see the camera do a kind of zoom-in towards an illustration in the book. When we (the viewer) see one of those, we can assume it’s a story from the book. The other times, it’s a once before.February 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm #137244
Henry came into the Sheriff’s office and said he figured out who the two kids were. He said they were Hansel and Gretel. So Emma asked does it say anything about their father because she was looking for their father in the real world. And Henry said all it says was that he abandoned them.
Ohhh I missed that somehow! Okay. Good. Then the book really is more limited. This is good to know now.
But I wonder why H&G would be mentioned in the book at all if the author didn’t know what really happened to their dad. I think H&G know that the queen had him and that she separated them, right?
Sometimes we see the camera do a kind of zoom-in towards an illustration in the book. When we (the viewer) see one of those, we can assume it’s a story from the book. The other times, it’s a once before.
Okay, cool.February 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm #137246
Maybe the writer of the book only knew that part of the story. Like they met Hansel and Gretel sometime after the events of their story, but before the curse and so he only knows their point of view.
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