November 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm #160042kalliopekiseesParticipant
I just read on line that Jennifer Morrison was quoted as saying about Neal
“He obviously is posed with the possibility of coming back to Storybrooke because of the pigeon who brought him the little note. So I think definitely there's going to have to be a decision made on his part as to whether or not he decides to follow up on what he started 10 years ago.”
Hmmm… Why did she use the words COMING BACK TO instead of COMING TO? Did she let it slip in the story he already had traveled there?[adrotate group="5"]November 8, 2012 at 6:56 pm #160044schmackyParticipant
He was wearing a suit. It could be for two reasons. Scratch that, three reasons.
He has a job in which you need to wear a suit
He’s job hunting/interviewing
He went to court (because he’s still shady)
Me though, I think he’s legit. And now that the moment has finally come where Emma is “free” – he’s not sure what to do with that info. Orrr.. he hadn’t thought about her in years and is now like “hunh, oh yeah, that hot teen I effed over…”November 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm #160110SlurpeezParticipant
There could be a million and one reasons why Neal would need a suit. He could’ve been on his way from a religious service, he could’ve dressed up for a formal meal or dinner party, he might’ve had a lunch date, he might’ve had to meet with a potential client, he might have been on his way home from a special fundraiser event, he might be a jazz musician in a fancy lounge, he could be a disc-jockey. I could name more, but that covers a lot of possible areas. I think “Neal” has changed his identity by now and is living a typical, yet lonely life in NYC with a normal job in a studio apartment.
"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 CassidyNovember 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm #160113lilredParticipant
Was shocked at first that Neal hasn’t popped up in Storybrooke after we learned what the postcard meant – but it kind of makes sense. He abandoned her and I can see Neal internalizing his guilt into feeling he has no place in her life ten years after the fact. For all he knows, Emma has broken the curse and started living her happily ever after – since I think he is legitimately still in love with her, can see him debating what will make her happy and thinking it isn’t him. 😥
As for his job – I’m thinking, like Emma, it will be something linked to his criminal skill set and he was spot on with pricing those stolen watches. Plus, the collection of interesting gadgets and things in his apartment…I’m going to say Pawnbroker and Antiques Dealer.
Like Adam and Eddy seem to be teasing us about, it really could be anything.November 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm #160118faux paxParticipant
Was shocked at first that Neal hasn’t popped up in Storybrooke after we learned what the postcard meant
I think this was mentioned in one of the podcast, but maybe he hasn’t actually gotten the postcard yet. I mean it’s possible that they just showed us a little ‘flash forward’ in the beginning just so Neal’s introduction would parallel Emma’s. What I want to know is, in show time, how long has it been since the curse broke. It only seems like a few days to me..not more than a month, at least. If it was more, then wouldn't we already have the answer to Red and the Wolf problem?November 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm #160120schmackyParticipant
I think it’s been like a week. That’s it.November 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm #160134elleParticipant
I agree that he is filled with a lot of guilt–he has thought of Emma for ten years, wondered if she was okay, of what she thought of him, and if August was able to truly look after her. He knew she had a job to do–she still does–and he probably spent nights wondering if she survived.
He certainly looked shocked and afraid when he got the postcard–he fears her reaction. He fears that perhaps she will never forgive him, or that she moved on with someone else and forogt all about him.
If he is Baelfire, I think he also fears seeing his father–he witnessed his father kill people, felt resentment and anger towards being abandoned, and now knows what his father has done to get to this world. i don’t think he wants to see him for a long time.November 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm #160224abowlingballParticipant
Don’t have a clue but mustering to find out.
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