This episode really was a lot of set-up for next week. I mean, it was okay, but really, not that good as a stand-alone. Thought I did like Snow's friends rallying for her.
Regina was absolutely stupid to offer Gold "anything" he wanted. She really should know better. Alas, as neither a Gold, nor Regina fan, the scene did little for me. Especially since I'm dying for someone
to get the better of Gold. But I can't root for Regina so far, because the only thing she has she can use is Belle, and Belle doesn't deserve to be used. But I would like her to beat him in villain battle occasionally. And then for the good guys to kick both their asses in the end (and intermittently until then). It's a bit one-note if the same people beat the same people over and over and over again.
I'm not sure how I felt about Mary Margaret scolding Emma like that. Definitely more like Snow than timid little Mary Margaret. I agree with most of what she said, and yet somehow the scene felt a little "off" to me.
Jefferson's storyline did not engage me all that much. And they didn't explain exactly what happened last time. I did note that Regina basically tried the same damn tactic regarding his hovel. She just doesn't learn that well. However, Regina sacrificing her ring, Daniel's ring, that was nice moment.
Which brings me to - if Snow didn't know about Daniel until the apple scene, then was life-ruining did she think
she'd done back during "Snow Falls"?
Okay, so all this time I thought Regina had NO clue who Emma was but it turns out that she knows. How and when did she find out and how come us viewers didn't see her reaction to that tidbit. *peeved*
Well, I thought she knew since her conversation with Gold in the second episode, so that didn't really shock me.
I think the answer is still no, because of the parallels with Snow. She wasn't killed, just put into a very deep (um, apparently nonbreathing) coma.
I was really more referencing how the other characters thought she'd given her life for love. How both she and Charming were certainly willing to do so. That's what I meant. Of course, Henry knows how that really turned out, so you have a point.
Edited by Tzigone, May 6, 2012 @ 8:26 PM.