Good episode. Not my favorite of the season, but I liked it much more than the last two. I think this is the first episode I've appreciated Aurora as more than something pretty to look at (she has such gorgeous skin!). Maybe it's just the power of Ginnifer Goodwin's charm and my love for Mama Snow, but I'm totally on board for the Snow White Troubled Princess Mentoring Program. I'd love to see Snow help Aurora grow into a better character.
I was totally bewildered by August's appearance in this episode. If he's her guardian angel, why was he in Phuket when it came time for the curse to break? I know he said he's bad at saying no to this world's temptations and Neil stupidly handed him a stack of cash, but it seems absolutely crazy to me that he'd spend 2 years looking for her, arrange for her to go to prison (seriously, WTF August?!) and then piss off until his leg sent him a wake up call. I didn't judge him for taking off on Emma as a kid as I thought he was given a huge burden for such a small kid. But after this? I can't defend him.
I loved that Emma spared the giant and got him to delay Hook for her. It'll be interesting to see what he does once he catches up with her.
Loved the two family moments of this episode, which Charming and Henry and Snow and Emma. Both were so sweet. Moments like those are as much of a reason to watch as the fun costumes and fairy tale characters.
What was that guy's name? We got "Puket" from the prison guard. Or was it Poquet? Do either one of those names mean anything?
The wanted poster said Neil Cassidy. Phuket was the island in Thailand August went to.
Two questions: What was in August's box? And, what's with Aurora and Henry's shared nightmare? The nightmare actually intrigues me more at this point, since it points to Aurora actually having some relevance.
An aftershock from the cursed apple tart? We never did find out how that curse behaved in our world apart from making Henry go into a coma, but maybe he still got the nightmare-filled sleep that Snow and Aurora experienced.
Does this mean Henry's father is not a fairy tale creature? Because that seems unlikely.
Why would it be unlikely? She grew up here and the US has well over 100 million normal men. I always thought the idea of Emma finding one of the few people from a different world and falling in love was too improbable to take seriously. If this episode is a sign that the writers aren't going that direction, I'll be delighted though I don't think this episode showed its hand either way here. Neil did accept the idea of magic rather quickly (even before he was shown the mystery inside August's typewriter case) for a Normal. I'm hoping that'll turn out to be nothing but I think they left the door open.