How many Tuesdays have passed since we last discussed our beloved Once Upon a Time? My goodness. Where to start?
I think I'll just give a short reminder overview of each episode we haven't talked about and the revelations and occurances that were significant to me. Then y'all jump in and share what has stood out to you in these, oh let's see, SIX episodes!
(editorial note: I started this post at 9:00 this morning and it is now 9:42 PM as I sit down to try to finish it. This is my life now.)
Tiny: Hmmm. I can't remember. Did we learn anything important here? OH! The whole "Jack" and the beanstalk and the giant backstory. I have to say, that was a pretty clever turn on the original tale, Jack being a lady and all. As much as I enjoy Jorge Garcia, the CGI in this one was pretty horribly distracting. Someday I might be able to let that go, but that day is not yet here.
Manhattan: At last! The One We've Been Waiting For! Oh, how I loved this one, and not just because it takes place partly in Manhattan, the borough of my dreams.
We cross a big bridge in Rumpel's backstory, seeing him in his pre-coward days and the revelation of the seer's prophecy over him. Oh ya'll! That was so huge, wasn't it? Oh, how dangerous it would be for any of us to know even a kernel of our futures. That stuff will mess with your head. Exhibit A: Rumpelstiltskin.
But those eyeballs in the seer's hands? GAG ME WITH A SPOON. Nasty.
Of the utmost importance, of course, is the revelation that NEAL IS BAE! BAE IS NEAL! So yeah. We were all right, weren't we?
Much of the show's plot is built on and lives in the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, but the father-son relationship comes to the forefront here with the Rumpel/Bae/Henry business.
The Queen is Dead & The Miller's Daughter: So much Cora in these two eps. I love how we traced all the way back to Snow's mother and Snow's first encounter with Cora (as the Blue Fairy). So much of Snow's interactions with her mother inform the grown-up Snow that we know today. So much good stuff there about speaking positively over our children and how that act directs their future character.
Back story that stands out is Cora arranging how everything would play out so that she could get a crown on her daughter's head.We also kind of see Cora being absolutely awful from the beginning. I'm kind of relieved they killer her off because there is nothing enduring or redeeming about her as a character.
So - Snow White being responsible for Cora's death. How do we feel about this?
(Oh, friends. It's 11:10 now and I keep falling asleep at the keyboard. Must give in to the sleepies ...)
Welcome to Storybrooke and Selfless, Brave and True move the plot along with a great blend of questions being asked and answered and story being explained. For the record though, the wooden exteriror of August/Pinocchio creeped me the freak out. Disturbing!
For a far better discussion post on Selfless, Brave and True, check out what The Unlikely Homemaker had to say.
So, do tell me you dear ones, what big Something stood out to you this whole time?
(editor's note, part 2: I've been blogging for a long time, to the point where I've suspected I could write a blog post in my sleep. And that's exactly what I did last night! Well, the last bit of this anyway. So sorry for the brevity. I really can't quite seem to put words together to make sense these days. Hoping to be back with real discussion soon!)