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Gothel wants to be the next Dark One.
She can’t have the Guardian help Rumple destroy the Dark One curse, so she’s locking up potential Guardians. And who is to say Rapunzel wasn’t the Guardian. Gothel blackened Rapunzel’s heart, which took away her potential to be the Guardian.
This season could be leading up to Gothel becoming the next Dark One.[adrotate group="5"]October 18, 2017 at 12:22 pm in reply to: 702 "A Pirate's Life" Favorite/Least Favorite Moments #343453
I wonder who Drizella would have sacrificed, though?
Probably Anastasia? Morbidly poetic to kill your sister in order to get revenge on your mother.
If you’re right, I’ll love the direction of the story. Great Theory!
I was so ready to be 100% “meh” about the show again this season, but instead have ended up actively speculating about stuff for the first time in several seasons. Go figure! LOL As soon as it was Drizella who came and took the book off Lucy and told Rogers to destroy it, I was convinced that she’s actually the one who cast the Curse. Like, sure Tremaine is a…very not nice lady…but I dunno that I see her wanting to give up the life she has in EF2.0. Sure she wants Henry and/or Cinderella dead, but she really just wants to be rid of them, so I feel like she wouldn’t be at all inspired to go to the trouble of orchestrating this Curse to resolve the situation. Drizella though, I can believe that she’d have the motivation, both to tear Cinderella’s happy life apart, and to exert some power over her mother, really turn the tables on her. This Curse makes sense as Drizella’s revenge over both the people she hates the most. Also, I never watched Reign, but Adelaide Kane was the lead in that as Mary Queen of Scots, and from what I know of Mary Queen of Scots, I’m guessing it was a pretty meaty role. So would OUAT really snag an actress like that to just play a subservient daughter, when she’s probably got the acting chops to be able to play a conniving big bad?
I wonder if Drizella loved the Prince and believes Cinderella killed him. Drizella doesn’t know that her mother actually killed the prince, and that’s what’s driving her revenge.October 18, 2017 at 9:24 am in reply to: 702 "A Pirate's Life" Favorite/Least Favorite Moments #343450
Who would’ve paid $500 dollars to sit through that? If that’s the best Lady Tremaine can do, she really is the weakest villain yet.
Tremaine’s not the one who set the price, she said her assistant did. Just another clue that Drizella is the one who cast the Curse IMO. Tremain is totally cursed in HH, and Drizella is having too much fun pulling her mother’s strings, as some payback for how she’d controlled her all her life. Drizella set the price $50 above what Jacinda could have afforded because she hates Cinderella, and cast the curse to break up her happy little family, so setting that price would mean forcing the family apart for that particular event where Jacinda really wanted to see her kid.
If you’re right, I’ll love the direction of the story. Great Theory!October 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm in reply to: 702 "A Pirate's Life" Favorite/Least Favorite Moments #343426
Overall, I’m in a generous mood, so 6.5/10. Last week was a 6/10 for me.
– Most of all, I liked our new Dream Team – Henry, Hook, and Regina. The sole purpose of the episode was to unite these characters in the past. Up until they were united, I kept thinking the episode was a bit convoluted.
– Henry. I’m liking this older version of Henry more and more. In this episode, I thought I could see traces of young Henry coming through in his performance. (perhaps that just wishful thinking on my part)
– Emma. It’s hurts me to say this bc i love Emma’s character so much. I even felt that J-Mo was out of sorts delivering some of her lines in this episode, as if she didn’t quite agree with what was written for her character.
– Lady Tremaine. I have a feeling I might eat these words eventually, but she’s the weakest villain i’ve seen yet on Once. I really hope i end up eating those words.
– Rumple. The story i’m seeing for Rumple doesn’t really show any of the character’s growth. Of course, it can be argued that the character had little to no growth in the first 6 seasons, always making the same mistakes, but making him a crooked cop… sigh… I don’t know. It just sort of feels like after moving his family to Canada, the wonderfully talented Robert Carlyle couldn’t quit the show as easily as the rest of the original cast. Whether or not Once has a future after this season, I don’t see Bobby going much further.
– Jacinda. I don’t know what it is. I actually like the actress as Cinderella, but i’m hating her as Jacinda. Maybe that’s the point. Her accent didn’t bother me in the first episode, but it seemed more forced in this episode. Also, is it just me, or does she cry too much?
– Ballet Recital. Okay, I don’t want to judge the work of young actresses, but all the editing in the world couldn’t save that ballet recital. I’d be less critical if i thought we might see lucy doing ballet in a future episode, but i got the impression it was just for this episode. Ballet will never be mentioned again. Also, the whole conflict around the ballet seemed forced. But really! Who would’ve paid $500 dollars to sit through that? If that’s the best Lady Tremaine can do, she really is the weakest villain yet.
I’m probably wrong, but my first thought was:
North, South, West, and East from one version of Oz
North, South, West, and East from another version of Oz.
Part of me roots for Hook and Regina, but it’s so obvious, part of me hopes that it doesn’t happen. The reboot is still young, so the writers still have time to get me fully on board with the idea.
I’m sort of wondering if Alice is Jefferson’s/Mad Hatter’s daughter.
It would even be a cool parallel that she’s working with Rumple the same way her father once did.
Thoughts?October 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm in reply to: 701 "Hyperion Heights" Favorite/Least Favorite Moments #343044
Overall, I like the concept. I think following an adult henry is great, and also having different versions of the same characters will be fun for the Once mythology.
Also, as always, I love Lana Parilla. I will most likely never have a bad word to say about her specifically.
However, this was a rough first episode. It felt as choppy and rushed as the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland pilot.
It’s not my style to blast actors/actresses for their looks, but Lady Tremaine looked like she’d had one too many plastic surgeries to deliver more than one facial expression.
But the biggest problems for this episode definitely started in the writers’ room. Lucy did nothing but give exposition. She barely functioned as a character. Ronnie’s speech at the end was nice, but its emotional effect felt somewhat forced, like (insert heartfelt speech here).
For a show that started off being about hope, it’s ironic that this show probably has no hope.
Overall, I give it a 6 out of 10.
Before the creators/writers start over-hyping this show to make it seem like something it isn’t, they should come up with a solid plan of where they want to go, not just see how long they can ride this cash cow.
I’m too obsessed with Game of Thrones right now to give an answer appropriate for Disney characters…