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Once Upon a Time comes out two days after my LSAT scores come out. I discovered this show in the first place because I was browsing Netflix for a TV show to marathon so that I didn’t have to obsess over my first set of scores between October and November. This is all sorts of funny, sad, and ironic. 😯
Also, were some of those re-used clips?
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Ruth’s ring was magical. Magic creating magic, and all that.
“All art is useless” -Oscar Wilde
Makes sense. I don’t think we’ve seen her go Evil Queen mode for any extended period of time yet. She’s either in Storybrooke, or in her softer, past-Regina persona.
I’m having an interesting reaction to Hook. I usually enjoy watching the antics of villains, and have a good bit of respect for well-planned ruthlessness. Hook is such an indiscriminate bully for the pure sake of being a bully that I’m liking him the least out of Rumple, Regina, Cora and George. Not to say he’s worse than the other four, but I just find him less enjoyable of a villan. It’s…interesting. I’m not sure if this what the writers are going for, or if the character is just not working for me.
Was it just me, or did Regina’s ‘Evil queen’ seem a bit rusty? It didn’t remind me of our good ol classic Regina. It was like a ‘new’ evil queen act.
Like an old lady? Because I got an old lady vibe.
She’s been sounding really horse this entire season, and her Evil Queen voice was especially deep and full last season. Hope Lana’s okay :/
Well, and here’s why I think this sneak peek bothers me so much. It’s completely understandable that Henry would feel and think this way. He’s an idealistic child who genuinely believes that good will always win and that blind faith is a good basis for decision-making. That’s realistic and endeering for a child to think, but that hasn’t been shown to be realistic, both in reality and even in the context of the show. Nevertheless, the Charming family gets the special snowflake treatment from the plot quite a bit and I have a bad feeling the writers are going to validate Henry’s view as being the moral one, and the right one. That’s going to make me throw up a little in the mouth.
We don’t know quite how dangerous Cora is, and we don’t know what her overall motivations are other than getting revenge on Regina and Rumple and probably gaining some sort of control. We did, however, see her single-handedly kill every single last survivor in FTL (and possibly the other magical worlds) and reanimate their corpses. And, there seemed to be not a small amount of people in that safe haven. So she’s capable of that, at least. Also, again, assuming that Rumple and Regina are being genuine, they both seem to be pretty desperate to keep Cora back. These are two characters who have spent last season backstabbing each other and being cocky about their own powers and abilities. For them to work together indicates to me that they are pretty seriously worried about Cora getting into Storybrooke.
Also, again, it’s a pretty reasonable assumption for them to make that Cora would beat Snow and Emma. After all, neither of them had too much trouble in the past easily disposing of less powerful, or non-magical people in their way. (Graham, Fairy Godmother, etc). Cora is at least as powerful as they are. Honestly, one of the large reasons why Regina kept failing to permanently separate Snow and Charming was because Rumple needed them to be together for his own purposes and kept interfering with her plans. He’s a large reason why they keep finding each other. Henry’s certainty that Snow and Emma will come out on top is entirely based on an unreliable worldview, and faith. I guess I generally dislike making major decisions affecting large numbers of people on the basis of faith, but your milage may vary on that one. And as for his belief that “good always wins,” which he bases off the curse breaking, as far as I’m concerned, that was not an example of “good” winning. It was an example of Regina not fully understanding her own curse and getting outmaneuvered by Rumple to cast a curse purposefully designed to have a powerful escape clause that he personally made sure to tell Snow and Charming about. If Rumple wanted to create a curse without an escape clause, I’m fairly sure he could have done so. So honestly, at this point, all Regina should know is, “don’t underestimate other powerful people.” Which, incidentally, is exactly what she’s doing in sealing the portal. Again, I know that Henry doesn’t know that. But, if the show writers act like Henry’s view is somehow a reasonable viewpoint for anybody to make large-scale decision on, I’m going to cringe.
I have a bad feeling the in-show morality in this episode is going to annoy me all break. It’s not unreasonable for Regina and Gold to assume that Cora will be coming through the portal, especially after Charming never woke up from the sleeping curse.It’s not unreasonable to let Snow and Emma die to stop Cora (assuming they aren’t overblowing how dangerous Cora is for some ulterior motive).
But, Emma and Snow are the main characters and I’m pretty sure in-show morality is going to say that you never let the main characters die. The writers justify it as “faith,” which… eh. It’s idealistic, but if anything, I think Rumple and Regina should know more than anything that “good” doesn’t always win, both from the times they’ve been hurt and the times they’ve successfully hurt others. We get the viewer-perspective benefit of knowing that Emma and Snow will make it, because this show’s going to keep going. The characters in the show don’t have that benefit, and they’ve seen good people die or lose.
If Regina sucking out the magic is going to be held up as a “she’s truly changed” moment. I’m going to cringe. All that’s going to show is that she’ll do anything to keep Henry’s affections, which we already know, even if it means temporarily putting him in more danger.
Unless they released those photos to pull a huge twist on us, I almost wish they hadn’t shown us the reunion photos and the Hook-in-Storybrooke photos. Charming being present seems to point to the real Snow, at least, coming back. Hook in Storybrooke indicates that he and Cora make it through as well. It takes some of the anticipation out of waiting for next week. That said, they could be setting us up for something completely unexpected.