Has Emma ever loved before? What was so special about Tallahassee? Who is the Mystery Man from “Broken”? And can Hook be trusted on the Beanstalk?
These are just our first thoughts about this Once Upon a Time episode, and we’ll share more in our upcoming full episode.
With the hopes of finding a magical compass that could help her and Mary Margaret get back to Storybrooke, Emma takes a journey with a not-too-trustworthy Captain Hook up a treacherous beanstalk in an attempt to steal the item from a murderous giant (Jorge Garcia, “Lost”). Meanwhile, Emma’s past is revealed to be anything but magical when she meets up with a fellow thief who wants to make an honest woman out of her.
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Some of our interesting discussion points (in no particular order):
- The least of Storybrooke we’ve ever seen in an episodes, and absolutely nothing from past Enchanted Forest
- Two version of the “Jack the Giant-Killer” tale.
- We saw Emma’s crimes from 11 years ago in Portland
- Hook gave more confirmations that Present-Day FTL is not Neverland, and even mentioned the “lost boys”
- Snow, Aurora, and Henry have had the same nightmares: red room, no doors or windows, curtains on fire, in a corner, someone staring through flames.
- Are Aurora and Henry seeing each other in their dreams? Could the dreams be how Snow and Emma will return to Storybrooke?
- We wanted to see the giant (Jorge Garcia) say, “Dude”!
- The poppy dust seemed like a reference to The Wizard of Oz.
- Could the $20,000 be a reference to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?
- The “Mystery Man” is Neal Cassidy and also Henry’s father. Start researching the name (besides Butch Cassidy)!
- August met Neal! What was in August’s box? If Neal Cassidy is Baelfire (we think he is), then August could have easily convinced Neal to listen by showing him August’s drawing of Rumplestiltskin’s dagger.
- August seemed tempted with Neal’s money and probably went off with it.
- August was the sender of the “Broken” postcard from the premiere episode!
- Could August also have been the one to find Henry for Mr. Gold? Because August would have been looking for how to get Emma to Storybrooke. He called himself Emma’s “guardian angel.”
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We gave everything a brief overview and would love to hear your thoughts!
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