March 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm #182112RumplesGirlKeymaster
In regards to the taser, Jane Espenson tweeted this during the show:
I don’t think that was a regular taser
I agree with what a lot of people are saying, this wasn’t my favorite episode. I was already a little worried because it was written by the same two people who wrote Tiny which is probably still my least favorite episode this season (S,B and T is right under it). But…there were some good moments.[adrotate group="5"]"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm #182114RumplesGirlKeymaster
Also: entire thread for the issue of the taser which apparently will be making a re-occurance. A lot of the writers chimed in about it last night."He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm #182195tabsicleParticipant
Well firstly I was late coming home last night and missed the first 12 minutes of the show, but I caught up this morning, although I’m going to have to rewatch it because I believe that I missed a little bit.
When it all first started and Emma and Charming was talking about Snow then she showed up dressed I thought that was mighty quick considering she was supposed to be in bed.
I posted a few times about how I think that Tamara is an evil fairy, perhaps the one that gave Snow the potion. I don’t really get her involvement with Owen/ Greg, but it was nice to find out who HER was. I think that Owen/Greg doesn’t realize she has an agenda, and he’s just being used as is Neal. I’m not really keen to the idea that Tamara’s tazor steals magic from magical people/beings and it ends up killing them. It reminds me too much of Mr. Crocker in Fairly Odd Parents, although it does explain why they die. I do like the idea that she’s decended/related from/to Cinderella’s Fairy God Mother. Perhaps her agenda is to get back at Rumple for killing her, and Cinderella for letting it happen.
As far as Snow/MM, how long are they going to drag out the “I’m feeling bad because of being responsible for Cora’s death” thing. I’m kind of getting tired of it.
Where did the abandoned trailor August was in come from?
Who is the dragon? Did the dragon spirit die, or just the body he was using as a host? How does he know so much about Fairy Tales?
If Neal is such a good theif, should’nt he be a better judge of character?
Where did Tamara get so much money? Where did Emma/ Neal’s money go from all the watches, since August didn’t have enough for the dragon and had to steal it?
And finally, I cannot wait for Robin Hood. I think the girl in the clip with the knife to her throat had to be Maid Marion.
But seriously FOUR MORE WEEKS! How can whoever is responsible for this travesty be so cruel?
Time to hide your crazy, and start acting like a lady.March 26, 2013 at 2:17 am #182319MyrilParticipant
Scratching my head. Not sure what to make of this episode.
Well, it gave some answer about August. We finally have the answer to the big question: what happened to the wooden man after the curse was broken. Okay.
But the first thing August did when he felt and saw he was turning to wood again in Phuket (the moment Emma decided to stay in Storybrooke and the curse weakened) was running to a normal hospital to see normal doctors – he was really that dumb? Really? What did he expect? Even if it could have been just naive of him to think they would see that his leg was changing, what the heck should non magical people not believing in magic do about magic? August was not the smartest guy, right. Oh, yeah, nice, at least he could do the stunt to push a knife deep into his wooden leg without making it bleed (what any halfway decent normal doctor should find strange enough, was that some first year resident there?)
Okay, they needed something to set the story of Tamara up, her being all sneaky and up to something. So show August trying to first find a way to magically stop turning into wood right where he was, so having to find someone being able to do big time magic in a land without magic, and then let him run there into Tamara – and so we get the creepy factor and can cry all out loud: Conspiracy, we knew it!
Why care about plot holes, magic can explain everything away. Oh, wait, oops, wasn’t the word there is no magic in this world? But there is ths Dragon (a chinese Merlin?) and he can do it, create things which are not from this world. Ah, well, okay, it’s magic, so stop wondering.
Funny, had no problem though with this taser thingy of Tamara. No, I don’t find it strange that she could kill wooden August with that, after all he was no ordinary puppet of all dry wood, he was a walking and talking magical something. But we all have our pet peeves 😉
Tamara is a bad person, she didn’t run into Neal by accident, she is HER, she and Greg are up to something, or at least she is up to something – and thus is the big bad for the rest of the season. What a surprise. Not. But wasn’t the rule only one big bad per season? Alright, guess that is a rule for oldies and was something for analog TV times, something of the past millenium. Should admit I’m getting too old for this kind of TV entertainment.
But I liked the end for Pinocchio. Yes, sad, August is dead. But long live Pinocchio. Second chance for him and Geppetto to do it right now, I think that is great. Who wouldn’t love to have such a chance at times. Okay, I would prefer to maybe keep bit of my memories, just to know which mistakes not to make this time and instead make others, but that’s me.
As I loved Snow’s story line in this episode, her ongoing struggle with her conscience. That was nicely done, how she was talking to August, but one could tell, that she was always talking to herself. She needed a good end for August to still believe in a chance for herself.
Not sure about this slap moment though. Maybe it was just overdone, it felt exaggerated. I can see the point, basically, but found the gesture, the moment overdramatized. It is not the old Snow, who would have understood and forgiven (like Emma did, although I’m not the sure that this is in character, it felt somewhat off as well and it was a cheesy line), but Snow looked at her hand like it had been driven by some foreign power. I wouldn’t be surprised when some people are now somewhat confused, wondering if Snow is possessed, although don’t think that is where the writers wanted to go.
But what cheesy lines they had for Emma… Seriously?!
Alright, in the first ten minutes or so it was not all bad. Emma was very right about Snow (the soft love version of David makes things sometimes just worst). And “town is turning into a theme park” cracked me up. As did Neal’s “She’s bringing bagels” – just irresistible, I mean, bagels, anytime, best argument ever. But after that Emma got some of the worst lines of the show in this season.
At least we had some real Evil Queen again. And Lana Parilla was again captivatingly snarky.
Oh, and I think I am going to get me bow and arrows and find me a nice place in the parks around here to do some shooting practice with some groovy sounds filling my hears (Joan Jett – Bad Reputation was a good choice, Snow!). Looks like some really good form of work out, anger management, antidepressant.
¯\_(?????? ?)_/¯March 26, 2013 at 3:26 am #182324nonnieParticipant
I guess we’ll have to wait till she tries to pull that on Rumple or Regina to see how magical it is.
YUP only the blade will work on Rumple … so I guess there will be a new hunt for the blade. HOOK will be a long to help with the hunt.
Not sure how Owen and Tamera will go after Regina ….. maybe rip out her heart.March 26, 2013 at 3:43 am #182328arkham258Participant
I once said in a thread about a previous episode that Emma never really apologized to Henry for lying to him. Nice to see it happen this episode.
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