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PS: Tamara has to be the daughter of RH and Marian because NO ONE hates magic THAT MUCH for no reason.
If Tamara is the daughter of Robin Hood and Marian, wouldn’t she be stuck in Storybrook?[adrotate group="5"]May 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm in reply to: Second Star to the Right / FAVORITE & LEAST FAVORITE MOMENTS #192174
I’ve been away from the forums for a while. I was a little bit too obsessed with the show that I decided that I needed to give up my online OUAT activities for Lent. When Lent was over, there were a couple of reruns, then a couple of busy weeks for me (which left me wondering where I ever found the time to listen to 4 podcasts, never mind hanging around the forum.)
I really liked this episode, although no scene really stood out. If I had to chose, it would be
1) the opening sequence, where we saw once again Bae, Rumple and the portal, and see Bae arriving in London. I was really glad that Bae did not go straight to Neverland, but did go to a land without magic. For one thing, I never thought Bae fitted the character of Peter Pan; for another, while I can accept misdirection from the producers, it would have been an all-out lie to say the bean would take him to a land without magic if it took him to Neverland.
My only quibble with this scene is that I would have loved to see Bae somehow get mixed up with other literary tales before jumping into Peter Pan. I would have loved to see him as a Baker Street Irregular (the street orphans that were Sherlock Holmes’ eyes and ears in the street of London) or involved with the Artful dodger.
2) Emma and the gang in Regina’s office. Loved the scene, but can’t explain it.
3) Learning more about Tamara’s background – it wasn’t much, but at least we know the name of the organization she works for. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks the Home Office was started by the Darlings. Looking forward to seeing what other people wrote on the subject.
There were some pretty darn good ones in this episode!
Henry: “Guys! There’s a Cinnabon over here!” (My kind of kid. He has his priorities straightened out.)
That, and Henry’s closing comment that “The only thing that could make this day better is more icing”. You gotta love that kid!
I have never been a fan of the insult coward.
I take your point. I used the word coward because it was used to describe Rumple in his pre-Dark one days, and he described himself as a coward. I was thinking about his reaction to Belle’s predicament, and obviously did not analyze his actions the way you did.
Your comment, as well as some made by others, reminds me of the speech by the Wizard at the end of Oz. I’m really hoping that Mr. Gold, along with Neal (Bae?) and Emma will end up in Oz – where Mr. Gold will assume the role of the lion, and learn the same lesson the lion did.
– MM and David flirting in the apartment
-Henry being a kid and enjoying the adventure
-Leroy and David discussing David’s real name as they’re running away from the Giant.
-Antone/Tiny being made feel at home in Storybrooke – the dialogue made it feel like Storybrooke was the Island of Misfit Toys.
-Mr. Gold reacting to the airport security measure: “How uncivilised!” “Have you ever been impaled by a cane before?”
– Robert’s performance as Mr. Gold, especially the terrified Mr. Gold when he was separated from the shawl.
-Ruby reaching out to Belle, and bringing her a basket.
-Regina. Used sparingly but effectively
-The preview for the next episode. Wow!
Ruby dealing with Greg. “The sooner you get better, the sooner you can leave out quiet town!” Really? I understand they want their secret to remain a secret, but handling Greg like that would only convince him that something is hidden. It would have been better to put the emphasis on him. “The sooner you get better, the sooner you can get back to your wife/family/job!”
-The flashback with Antone. No suspense, no surprise. We knew what was going to happen. Maybe if ABC’s publicity department has not told everyone that Jack was a woman, maybe it would have been a bit better. Otherwise, we knew Jack was going to kill the giants except for Antone, and that she was going to get killed. Also, James as a villain just does no do it. Perhaps if Regina or Cora were involved, it would have been more interesting.
– you dream that you need to attend to someone who is injured, but you can’t because she is on the other side of the town line.January 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm in reply to: Why did they have to give Frankenstein a different brother? #170069
Kellyn1604, I like the analogy of the game of telephone!
In truth, though, it’s not the first time they changed details of the stories to suit the needs of their own story. After all, I don’t remember Little Red Riding Hood having a boyfriend, or being a werewolf.
Wow, thank you for the diverging view points, it’s turning into an interesting conversation. In retrospect, I probably should not have been so forceful in my declaring him a coward.
I see a lot of validity in the opinion of those who say he needs to give Belle some space. However, there is a difference between giving someone some space, and running out of town. He could have waited a day or two, and then try again, without magic, but with Ruby’s help. She quickly became Belle’s friend, and while Ruby does not owe Gold any favor, she would probably do it for Belle, as she knew Belle truly loved Gold Rumple. But, rather than face the possibility of failure, he ran away for the hoped for reunion with his son – a reunion which I don’t think will end well.
Ok, I have not read any spoilers, so please forgive me if this theory is wrong. But a thought occurred to me a few days ago.
I’m going to go with the theory that he is the Wizard of Oz, because I like the “Took flight January 38” explanation (and because of lot of clues have pointed to Oz so far this season). But what if, instead of him having been the Wizard in the past and brought over because of the curse, he is destined to become the Wizard in the future.
In other words, the opposite of what we have seen so far in the show. Instead of fairy tale characters who have become people in the real world, we have someone from the real world who is destined to become a fairy tale character. I think that would be an interesting way to take the show forward.
I’ll elaborate a theory. Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West (WWW) later played a character called Cora. Suppose “our” Cora decides to break the truce with Rumple (or thinks Rumple broke the truce) and takes Neal/Bae’s heart. This not being enough, she casts a spells that send some in Oz. The dwarves could become the munchkins. Neal/Bea, without a heart, would stand in for the tin man, along with Rumple being the cowardly crocodile (sorry, lion). When they get to the Emerald City, they find out Greg was caught in the spell and was mistaken for a wizard.
I was wondering the same thing after “The Doctor” and just assumed it was an associate of Jefferson that stayed behind for a while.