2-15: "The Queen is Dead" 2013.03.03
Posted Jul 23, 2013 @ 11:15 AM
Have we met this queen before? I didn't recall her. But the worst thing about it - we got no explanation of why King Leopold wasn't there (I guess Richard Schiff was unavailable/too expensive). Couldn't they have said "He's off visiting King Midas (or whomever) - we've sent messengers but we fear they won't reach him in time." Although even that wouldn't really explain it - if this is Snow's coming out ball, it's important that he be there (this is his heir, after all) - but at least it'd be better than the complete silence as to why the King wouldn't be at his wife's death bed or his beloved daughter's birthday. I also thought it a shame that Baillee Matheson (sp?) had grown up (kids will do that!) and doesn't look as much like Ginnifer Goodwin's "Mini Me" as she used to, though that's scarcely her fault.
Crimson Belle It isn't redemption to go up, slap somebody across the face 5 or 6 times and then say, 'I forgive me. And I didn't slap you for the last two seconds, though I don't regret slapping you, but because I didn't slap you in just this moment, I'm redeemed.
I think that encapsulates Regina's position perfectly. I remember a couple of episodes back when she went "I've been magic free for a whole week and only slipped up once!" so her "Why hasn't everyone forgiven me already!?" fits.
Vanilla Siren So far the only "magic works differently" thing that I've seen is the Blue Fairy's magic being utterly useless.
ITA. The Blue Fairy was supposedly the most powerful mage in Fairy Tale Land (though Rumpy may have grown more powerful than her since then). But she can't even break into his shop? AFAIK, this is the first time we've seen her attempting magic - and she fails. I could accept her being less powerful than Rumpy, or even weaker than a Cora/Regina alliance, but she's less useful than a sonic screwdriver!
As for Snow - I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. I can accept that "Good guys never sacrifice innocents to get what they want" but she seemed to firstly confront Regina in the Diner with no plan (other than "You want to be good, don't you?") and then she didn't even ask for any guarantees when handing the dagger over to the Evil Queens (she didn't even ask for a promise not to hurt them/anyone - even if they weren't going to keep their word).
Posted Dec 30, 2013 @ 3:33 PM
we got no explanation of why King Leopold wasn't there (I guess Richard Schiff was unavailable/too expensive)
Did they use a look-alike? I thought I saw someone who was supposed to be the king in the background during the flashback sequence in the forest showing how Cora set up the whole Snow-on-a-horse situation.
I still don't understand how Hook knew exactly where Rumple was in New York, and got there/found them so quickly, especially since he was in Storybrooke earlier in the episode. I guess he was spying on Rumple when he pricked his finger on the globe?
As for Snow - I have to admit to being a bit disappointed. I can accept that "Good guys never sacrifice innocents to get what they want" but she seemed to firstly confront Regina in the Diner with no plan (other than "You want to be good, don't you?")
Rewatching this episode, I just got angry again at how stupid they made Snow (and Charming). First, showing all her cards to Regina at the Diner, and then later, basically leading Cora and Regina to the clock tower. Or was Cora and Regina supposed to have figured out where the dagger was by themselves?
It was interesting to see Snow and Charming finally go to the Blue Fairy in the absence of Rumple, "You're our only hope!" Apparently, she could feel an "upwelling" of dark magic being used? That gives us a clue that she is actually doing something useful at the convent, I guess. LOL though when she couldn't even break into Gold's shop.
Edited by Camera One, Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:48 PM.
Posted Dec 30, 2013 @ 3:47 PM
Posted Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:34 PM
I still don't understand how Hook knew exactly where Rumple was in New York, especially since he was in Storybrooke earlier in the episode. I guess he was spying on Rumple when he pricked his finger on the globe?
They never did explain it, did they? I remember in Manhattan, Cora convinced him to help look for the dagger, and then after he did, blew him into a bookshelf and knocked him out. I think the next time we see him is in this episode and he's knocking David out at the police station and retrieving his dagger. He definitely wasn't spying on Gold when he used the globe, but I wonder if Cora thew him a bone off-screen and told him the location? He couldn't get into the shop (if Blue couldn't, I doubt Hook could), but maybe we could fanwank it to say Gold had scribbled down the address on a scrap of paper at his house, or left it at the hospital or told Ruby in case Belle remembered who she was, or.....nope, there's just no clue.
Posted Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:43 PM
How did Hook even know how to navigate his Ship to New York, and land there safely? Where did he dock his ship, and how did Neal and Emma know where to look for it? How did Hook learn how to find addresses in the Real World? Especially in a place like New York? It makes no sense. He hadn't exactly explored Storybrooke that thoroughly to become an expert on the Real World. We just have to explain it away as the "magic of television".
Posted Dec 30, 2013 @ 9:55 PM
Magical sextant or he stole some of Charming's blood after he knocked him out with the crowbar and somehow got someone magical to perform a blood relative locator thingy. That's all I got.
Posted Dec 31, 2013 @ 8:11 AM