One of the best episodes in a while. Newsflash, writers: the show works best when you concentrate on the Charming family and don't try to pretend that Regina is some poor misunderstood victim.
BM was amazing tonight, seriously. Give that kid an Emmy. She was perfect and heartwrenching as Young Snow. GG was also very good as adult Snow tonight, although she had some line readings that were a little clunky. (Speaking of clunky: I loled at Charming's "Tell that to my head!")
Can we officially stop with the poor Regina she's just so hurt bullshit now? Woman is flat-out evil and doesn't give a damn. NO MORE REDEMPTION. I also actually guffawed at her "I'm not Evil, you called me that!" How delusional is she? Also, she's still officially misplaced her brain. Wake up, honey, your mom's interests aren't your own at ALL. My guess is that Cora wants to enact a new curse--one like Regina's--and give herself the perfect Stepford family in Regina and Henry, a family that won't believe her manipulation and lies but that will love her unconditionally like Snow loved her mom.
Cora literally could not get any more evil if she tried.
I thought they were going to say they couldn't bring Rumpel back to Storybrooke until Snow and Charming recovered the dagger. A little surprised that that's not the storyline.
This show's moral compass is so off. Pretty sure "I'm going to go after the woman who has systematically ruined my life and killed all the people I ever loved and who is plotting to murder my remaining family" is just basic self-protection and common sense.
Did anyone else get a sisterly vibe, a flicker or jealously, when Cora was talking to the dead queen? It didn't help matters that she kissed her fingers to lips after the speech. Please, no more family relations! It's bad enough hearing the breakdown last episode on the family tree. Lets not add Regina as the cousin/step-mother/whatever the fuck. Hell, lets add her as Hook's long lost sister while we're at it.
Oh, I got more creepily sexual vibe from her kissing her fingers and then pressing them to the Queen's lips. Then again, Cora is pretty inappropriate with family, so....
I did catch that Johanna spoke about a "confidant" of the Queen's...maybe that was Cora.
But Hook and Rumple are definitely 100s of years old so I think Neal is too. Just because he didn't physically age doesn't mean he didn't live and experience those 200-ish years, being aware of time passing, etc. The fact that he knows he's 200ish years old proves that. Same with Rumple and Hook.
But the Lost Boys never aged or matured cognitively. They stayed like 11 forever. So I don't see why Neal would be different.
Edited by stealinghome, Mar 3, 2013 @ 9:36 PM.