A Snow White clone, a hobo nag, and the incredible power of love. But do these new revelations raise more questions than they answer?
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The question, “What does Regina have against Snow?” was finally answered by this episode.
Jenny points out some things she notices about costume design and hair styles that were selected for the purpose of making Regina look younger. Jeremy points out that she took voice lessons for 10 years and that it clearly shows in this episode.
Daniel suggests that Cora’s magic looks similar to that of the Dark One.
Cora’s mothering skills are brought into question when we see how she treats/controls Regina. We all agree she makes a terrible mother.
Cora mentions having made deals to get them to their current position in society. We think she is referring to the deals she had to make with Rumpelstiltskin (knowing the story of the miller’s daughter and Rumpelstiltskin).
Dan sheds some light upon a few things about Cora that seem to hint towards the possibility that she’ll become Wonderland’s Red Queen.
Jeremy theorizes about the picture from Henry’s book of a little girl with dark hair and a heart locket that we saw in the episode called Hat Trick. His theory is that the girl in the picture could be the red queen and it would explain why she was completely covered from head to toe and speaks in a whisper because she is hiding that she is actually a little girl.
Daniel puts the theme of this episode into words: “True love is the most powerful magic of all. It can overcome anything.”
“The only way to overcome fear is to face it.”-Regina
Daniel notices all the horse decor in Henry, Cora, and Regina’s house.
We discuss the possibility that young Snow was taken in and staying at the house with Regina, Cora and Henry after she was rescued by Regina.
Daniel wonders if Cora had ever attempted to become the king’s bride.
Dan theorizes that Cora had something to do with not only the incident involving Snow’s horse, but she also she may have even caused the Queen’s death.
“Love creates happiness” -Regina
“But I thought fairy dust creates happiness!” -Jenny
Snow ruined Regina’s happiness by telling Cora about her plans to run away with and marry the stable boy, Daniel. Dan and Jeremy were expecting a more climactic reason for why Regina is holding such a strong, lasting grudge against Snow White/Mary Margaret.
We all wonder why there wasn’t more sobbing when Cora killed Daniel in front of Regina. Jenny, prompted by a comment in the live chatroom, points out that since Cora was such a calloused and non-emotional individual, that it’s only natural for Regina, being her daughter, to grow up under that example and react similarly.
Daniel notices the similarities between the layout of scene when Cora kills Daniel and Regina cries, “Mother, why have you done this?!” and Cora says, “Because this is your happy ending”, and the layout of the scene when Regina is enacting the curse and Snow asks her, “Why did you do this?” and Regina replies, “Because this is my happy ending.”
Daniel quotes, “Evil isn’t born. Evil is made,” from “Heart of Darkness.” That’s what happened to Regina. Originally she wanted nothing to do with royalty or power, she was forced into it and carried some bitterness with her.
Jeremy found the Greek translation of the name Cora. It means “filled heart.”
Does Cora’s magic keep her from aging?
We meet Spencer/King George in Storybrooke. King George could have ended his pursuit of James because Regina captured him and told him about the curse she was about to enact upon Snow and James and then made a bargain with him in exchange for a position of authority in Storybrooke.
Those who helped Regina before the curse seem to have positions of authority in Storybrooke as pointed out by Daniel.
Daniel points out the coincidences in the Storybrooke newspaper that Emma has.
Heartless! School teacher jailed on murder charges
A Storybrooke Elementary School teacher, Mary Margaret Blanchard, was arrested yesterday and charged with the murder of Storybrooke resident Katherine Nolan, according to local law enforcement.
Although the Sheriff’s office will not release the details of the incident, Sheriff Emma Swan says that they have evidence linking Blanchard to a violent struggle with Nolan on the night of Nolan’s disappearance. Blanchard is being held at the Storybrooke Sheriff’s and will await trial in the upcoming weeks.
Blanchard was charged with felony counts of murder, attempted murder and assult and a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon, Swan said. She was arraigned in Storybrooke City Court and processed for holding in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Although Blanchard’s motives remain unclear, one Storybrooke resident who …
The newspaper also lists Tenaya Wilkens as the spelling bee champion. Her winning word was “antidisestablishmentarianism.” There’s also reference to an internal feature about “The Science of Memory.”
Shin splints? Who is August? Pinocchio? Peter Pan? Bae (Rumplestiltskin’s son)?
Listener theorizes that August is Pinocchio and he may be transforming back into a wooden boy since coming to Storybrooke.
Daniel wishes that Emma had some sort of voice recording device in the office when Regina came to see Mary Margaret and reveals that she know she’s innocent but she’s allowing it to happen.
Dan and Jeremy are both disappointed in Emma for not analyzing the scene of the crime sooner.
WE’RE SO GLAD EMMA FOUND THE BUG!!
Jenny wonders if Gold knew about the bug when he said “There’s still time for me to work a little magic.”
How did Katherine get in the alley?
Whose heart was in Mary Margaret’s jewelry box since Kathryn is alive? Do hearts only glow when they belong to someone who is still alive?
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