August 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm #280828PriceofMagicParticipant
Since season 3 gets quite a lot of negativity for various reasons, I thought why not focus on the positive. What were your top 10 scenes of season 3 and why? Mine are:
10. Belle and the Darlings team up- I like how Belle refuses to back down. She is so determined to see Rumple home safe that she is prepared to take on the Darling brothers to ensure that Pandora’s box gets to Neverland. I also like the Belle and Ariel friendship.
9.RumBelle imply they just had sex- What I like about this scene is how subtle RumBelle are in comparison to Snowing. Snowing have to talk about making a baby to imply what they are about to get up to whilst RumBelle can’t help but smirk and be rather polite. This is also the scene where Rumple tells Belle the only future path he’s interested in is the one where he and Belle are together.
8. Regina has no regrets- Regina got things done in Neverland and it would be fair to say that, without her, the Save Henry mission would’ve gone bust. Regina was vital to the Neverland mission as she kept focussed throughout and didn’t allow herself to be distracted from her goal.
7.Neal and Emma talk in forest- I think this was just such a lovely scene between Emma and Neal. It’s them just talking about everything. Emma’s moved on from their past, they’re both laughing about nearly marrying evil minions. This scene showed that Emma and Neal had the potential to be just friends despite their past history and that they could have co-parented Henry together without being romantically involved.
6.Hook punching himself- I find this scene so funny. From Hook’s “I’ve carried rum barrels heavier than you” to Emma’s sudden switch from ” I should rest for a moment” to “Actually I feel much better” when Hook picks her up. The line deliveries are spot on and past Hook in this scene is somewhat kind of endearing in comparison to his season 2 self who I really didn’t like.
5. Rumple proposes to Belle- I like this scene because it is one of the rare times RumBelle doesn’t get interrupted by other characters. It also shows how they do things their way instead of the traditional way such as proposing with the dagger instead of a ring. It’s also the first time RumBelle were properly reunited since Rumple was enslaved by Zelena.
4.Neal punches Felix- I like this scene for several reasons. First we find out a little bit of information about Felix (he hoped never to see Baelfire again and has difficulty tying an overhead knot properly). Secondly it’s the way Neal just plays along and lures Felix into a false sense of security. Felix reveals why Pan wants Henry and all Neal had to do was let him talk.
3.Charming’s sacrifice- This scene was quite heartbreaking. Obviously we knew Charming was going to be okay because he was alive and well in Storybrooke. However, you could believe this was going to be a real death. Then Zelena turns up to rub salt into the wound and it shows how far Regina has come in her relationship with Snow because she is sad that Charming is dead. Season 1 Regina would’ve been dancing gleefully.
2. The Emma speech- My favourite part of this scene is when Hook forces Felix to sit back down with his hook and when Felix says “Not telling”. I like how Emma took the lead in this scene because she is probably the only one who could’ve got through to the Lost boys. She understands them because she knows what it is like to grow up alone and unloved and doesn’t have past history with them.
1. RumBelle wedding- The vows were lovely, the ceremony was so them and it was RumBelle getting married. I liked how their wedding was small and private instead of a big affair which reflects their personalities well. It was just a really lovely scene in general.
All magic comes with a price!Keeper of FelixAugust 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm #280831Bo-PeepsParticipant
What a wonderful collection of great moments!
They all made me smile, PoM, and are symbolic of just a handful of the dozens of moments that are so cool about ONCE 🙂
***Always in search of a good flock***August 28, 2014 at 8:14 am #281098ellemo78Participant
This kind of turned into 10 favourite moments rather scenes, but that’s kind of the same thing and I’m being lazy not finding a clip for each, so I hope I explained them well enough 🙂 In no particular order:
Snow White punching out Regina on the Jolly Roger. I’m not sure what else to say, apart from it was well over due. Go Snow! I also loved Regina’s “rainbow stickers and unicorn kisses” remark.
Hook and Charming burgeoning bromance. Both of them reluctantly agreeing with each other with remarks of “I’m starting to win you over, I can tell” “See I told you we were getting along” “You would have liked him (Charming’s twin) he was a thief and liar” “You would have liked my brother, he was a stubborn arse” They are from opposite ends of the spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get along.
Emma’s lost girl confession to Snow – even though the writers said it was originally supposed to be Hook she confessed too, I’m glad it was Snow. It’s a good open moment between mother and daughter that they don’t get to have very often.
Emma and Charming father-daughter moments. There is something rather convincing about the way Charming relates to Emma which shows them in a father-daughter relationship. The scenes I enjoyed most were Charming telling Emma to embrace the moments – he looks so proud later on when she repeats his words to Pan-Henry – and I loved how fatherly he becomes when telling Emma she has to take Hook along to fight the Witch and how petulant she is – you could just imagine it was a teenage daughter complaining that her dad is telling her to be nice to the unpopular kid at school.
This is an emotional moment that moved me to tears the first time I watched it. During Neal’s funeral (which tbh was pretty emotional full stop) when Hook shovels the first lot of dirt into the grave, as soon as the dirt hits the coffin they cut to Rumple falling down, clutching at his heart. Like he was feeling that moment, truly knowing that his son was gone and he couldn’t be there to mourn. That just gets me every time.
This father-daughter moment gets a separate mention as it involves Snow too. I loved the simple moment of Charming and Emma trying to put together a cot for the new baby. Snow is sitting there fretting and worrying about Zelena, whereas Emma is just annoyed that Wrench F was not provided. It’s such a beautiful family moment. And then to bring in Regina who is there to protect the new baby is such a testament to how far they’ve come and what the relationship between step-mother and step-daughter should have been all those years ago. And a pre-curser to the Snow and Regina moments after the seance.
Belle really came out of her shell in this season. Without Rumple she was becoming that strong woman she was before she was locked up be Regina. She and Ariel managed to get the better of the Darling brothers and she called out Hook for his past deeds against her. But my favourite was when she called out Regina. Regina just assumed that Belle would automatically help her, but Belle stood her ground and told her to ‘get out’. It’s nice to see the people wronged by Regina standing up to her.
Another moment that made me tear up was Charming sacrificing his life for the curse. It was just heart breaking (no pun intended). The way Snow kept his eye contact while she crushed his heart was wrenching. Coupled with the earlier scene of the Snow and Charming finding the snow bell flower which showed just how sweet and perfect they are for each other, made the sacrifice even more devastating.
I can’t go past Hook’s apology to Ariel. Zelena obviously was playing him, slowly making him more and more guilty as the day wore on; praising him, giving him hugs of thanks, finally his bravado breaks and he pours his heart and soul out to her. Colin played it so well.
And finally there were many scenes in the finale I enjoyed (Hook punching Hook; Rumple being his impish self – I’ve missed that; campfire bromance between Hook and Charming; Emma flirting up a storm with past!Hook) but the one I like most is the aftermath of Snow’s ‘death’. Hook and Emma are just sitting quietly, Hook mentions his brother‘s death (which he is loath to do) trying to comfort her, finally she realises that Snow can’t be dead and her transformation is instant. There is the cute moment with the bug attack and then finally when Snow comes back, I don’t think Emma could have been happier and Snow’s polite reaction to the weird mad-women hugging her is actually quite sweet.
This one isn’t a scene, but I’d like to put in a good word for The Tower episode. It’s not my favourite episode, but the way it is shot is just stunning; the stillness, the long shots in the beautiful surroundings. I think they really got lucky with the snow fall as it just added that extra layer of eeriness to the episode that was already freaky with the strange dream sequence and the creepy dopplegangers in hoodies. I do have a favourite scene in this episode though; it had no dialogue or music, just the footsteps of Emma and Hook crunching in the snow as they walk up to the farmhouse from the woods. After their big emotional scene they walk in silence, with one glance at each other and then continue up the hill. Something about that scene just appeals to me.
Okay that’s technically eleven, but I was having trouble narrowing it down anyway 🙂
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