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These are just our first thoughts about this Once Upon a Time episode, and we’ll share more in our upcoming full episode.
Some of our interesting discussion points (in no particular order):
- August’s motorcycle in the title screen
- August is having weird spasms. Maybe he’s turning back into a wooden boy?
- We momentarily believed that August was Baelfire, but he’s not. Now we’re back to asking “WHO IS HE?”
- Whom did August call and say, “this is taking too long”?
- Gold broke one deal in his life, and we got to see it.
- Rumplestiltskin created the curse for Evil Queen, but also as his way to finally get back to his son Baelfire.
- David partially mans up and takes responsibility
- Welcome home, Mary Margaret! “We’re glad you didn’t kill anyone Mrs. Nolan!”
- Mr. Gold said of August Wayne Booth, “Clearly a false name. If anyone knows about names, I do.”
- August visits the nun’s place and talks to mother superior (AKA Blue Fairy)
- Magic bean leads places, could this have come from the stump that was later used to send Emma?
- There is no magic in this world, but Jefferson, Mr. Gold, and August all believe Emma has magic that she doesn’t know.
- August is definitely from Fairy Tale Land, and he’s sick and needs magic. “I was going to get the savior, that woman, but I can’t wait that long.”
- Emma said, “I am about to start playing an entirely different game.” And we’ll have a Custody battle!
We gave everything a brief overview and would love to hear your thoughts! Start talking about “The Return” in our Once Upon a Time forums.
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