February 27, 2012 at 1:18 am #133792
It is in this episode at the beginning that we see everyone observing that the clock had town hall has started up again. We all know this is because Emma has decided to stay and so the breaking of the curse begins, or does it? I am wondering if what really happens is the final battle to break the curse begins, not the breaking of the curse itself. And what is the final breaking of the curse, SW/MM and PC/DN realizing who they really are? It is obvious in this episode that the EQ curse is directed at them and the rest of the FT characters and their curses are just repercussions of the one intentioned.
I was fascinated with the final scene in this episode as Mr. Gold and Regina face off. Their last face off before the curse was in his underground jail cell. I had forgotten that he told her that SW and PC’s child was the key to breaking the curse. And it was the EQ agreeing to his comfort in the new place that assumed Rumplestiltskin would not remember anything, he never said that, he just said if that was the case she had nothing to worry about then. But rewatch the end of this episode and you will see the double meaning now in so much of what he says to Regina. He begins by telling her she should have come to him about the Emma problem to which Regina replies. “I am not in the business of making deals with you anymore?” To which Mr. Gold replies, “which one?” She goes on to explain to us the viewer that she is referring to Henry her son at this point probably not believing that Mr. Gold was immune to the curse. Mr. Gold even goads her about where she picked that name (Henry) from. She also asks Mr. Gold who Emma Swann is and accuses him of giving her Henry on purpose to lure her to Storybrooke. To which he replies, “I think you know exactly who she is.”
So I believe it is at this point that the battle has begun and Regina realizes it, but the question here is how much Mr. Gold knows, which we were all asking at the end of this episode, but he refuses to answer Regina and uses his first “please,” to get out of the situation. Just think all that time he waited until Emma showed to use “please.” I had the definite feeling as I finished watching this episode that Mr. Gold is on nobody’s side, but loves the game.February 27, 2012 at 9:45 am #137743miaParticipant
I’m so glad you also noticed! Funniest thing is, I almost posted the exact same comment yesterday, but then something came up and I forgot! 😆
This face-off also shows that Mr. Gold, at least after the clock started running again, new exactly who he was and what was going on! We can’t tell for sure with Regina, but I think she also new from that point on.February 27, 2012 at 11:57 pm #137786obisgirlParticipant
I remember that conversation! which makes me think that Mr. Gold always knew about his fairytale past but Regina gradually remembered over time.
also, when the EQ showed up at the castle to enact the curse, she asked where is the baby? Not where is Emma? She didn’t even know the name of Snow White and Prince Charming’s daughter. and since Emma is still not convinced that MM and David could be her parents, Regina likely hasn’t made that connection as well. all she knows is that Emma is Henry’s bio-mom.February 28, 2012 at 12:51 am #137780
That’s true, she only knows their baby can break the curse, not her name. But I guess I was thinking with the clock having started, and the confrontation with Emma at the apple tree she must at least suspect and begin putting two and two together, even if her suspicions are not confirmed yet. Kind of like thinking that Mr. Gold must know more and then finally being able to confront and confirm in the jail at the end of skin deep. Only problem for her is that confronting Emma won’t help because at this point Emma doesn’t know who she is or believe who she is.May 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm #145547darcyfarrowParticipant
Catch Emma’s reaction when MM tells her Henry thinks she’s Snow White. It’s as if Emma’s having a flash of memory.May 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm #145552
I don’t think so. I just think it took her back to think that she would be facing her mom if that were true. Probably part of why she refuses to believe. She has obviously grown fond of MM and all the anger that would go with her being her mom, would ruin a relationship with someone she has allowed to care about.
That would have to be some powerful magic to remember her mom after just being born. But I agree there is something that draws her to MM and that is why so many of us have enjoyed those mother/daughter-like moments throughout this first season.
I’m still not sure Regina sees past Emma being Henry’s mom yet. I can’t imagine there not being some AHA moment where she figures it out, and if she thought she wanted Emma gone before, I think she will go to any length to get rid of her once she knows. That’s why Emma has to figure it out first, or she won’t know what has hit her.
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