I have not read interviews, and did not watch the "Magic is Coming" - I didn't want to be spoiled. I wanted to come in not knowing what was going on. So if I'm speculating in completely the opposite direction of something said in and interview, that's my excuse.
Soooo... The Blue Fairy Remember in the Pinocchio ep when the Blue Fairy was all distracted and said they had to prepare before the curse struck? Yea given the explanation Mulan told Aurora I think she was the reason the fairies were distracted. They were protecting the girl, honoring their wishes they made when she was born.
Awesome idea. Love it. And in protecting Aurora, they kept a corner of their world alive...meaning it could be restored?
Loved the "I will find them." It's obvious, I'll grant you, but I love the sentiment. It's not a empty promise Charming makes to make Henry feel better. Whenever that's been said by the royal family, it's been a statement of intent, and that's what is here. I really
hope the separation of the family only lasts a few episodes. It frankly feels a bit like a cheap gimmick to have them reunited for ten seconds and then split up again.
Look at the difference in their natures. Without Henry present, with the town endangered by Regina's continued presence, Emma still was going to honor her promise to Henry. And Regina, without Henry there, was going to kill Charming, to revel in it, even, right after Charming had worked to save her. Sure, he threatened her after that, but he had good reason. She was going to enjoy it. She is the evil Queen. Even if she does try and get them back, it's only to win Henry's affection, only because of what it can get her. Still can't believe they trusted Regina's method of getting rid of the wraith - I'd have totally assumed she was hurting someone else by sending it somewhere else, no matter what she said. I was like "consult the Blue Fairy before you agree" because she could tell you whether or not it was a good idea.
I loathed Belle coming back and saying she had to stay because Rumpel is a monster. I hate the notion of redeeming evil guys with "the love of a good woman." It's destructive relationship material. It's just awful. Let redeem themselves through action and then
maybe they can find love. It's just creepy. Although, I guess it's possible she's consulted with someone and is playing him now. Wouldn't blame her if that's case - I thin it'd be a valid tactic in the war they are fighting and for the greater good. Unless she was working with another bad guy, of course.
The episode was okay, but not one of the best. I'm hope they their alliances sorted with Mulan and Sleeping Beauty quickly and we don't have them fighting each other for the entire next ep.
ETA: Regarding Whale. He's hates Regina - he's the one who whipped up the crowd. And he wanted her to suffer, not just die. It's personal.
Edited by Tzigone, Sep 30, 2012 @ 8:17 PM.