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I really enjoy this show. It's one of the few things I see as soon as possible.
I don't get the hate for Cinderella. She was just trying to change her life, she didn't know.. I liked her and her prince, hope we see them again!
Cinderella was the same in both worlds. She was desperate to change her life, and did stupid things along the way, in BOTH scenarios. However, we saw the happy ending in Storybrooke with her prince coming back to her and their baby, but in fairy tale land, he is gone....how can this be? Both people are in both places, and i have a feeling that if they are dead in one place, they are dead in the other type of thing, so somewhere Cinderella's prince is out there in fairy tale land.
I must be one of the few in the minority who enjoyed Cinderella's character in this show. She is always portrayed as a docile, simple thing, but I liked the fact that Cinderella was really just angry about her lot in life and wanted her shot to change, and although she made some poor choices, she did it. She was desperate and determined, not weeping in a garden over a pumpkin. I certainly hope we see some more of her as a recurring character in BOTH worlds, it would be nice. Plus they've got to wrap up the st
Also, I really feel that Regina and Mr. Gold BOTH remember everything from the Enchanted Forest before the curse hit. The way he words everything makes me believe he knows, especially with the look on his face when he said "please" to Regina.
Regina is too worried about Emma for it to just be about her not wanting to lose Henry. She knows EXACTLY who Emma is. And Mr. Gold knew that by arranging for Regina to adopt Henry that somehow that would lead Emma to Storybrooke.
I guess we'll see if I'm right, which I normally am lol, as the show plays out all the twists and turns in this very detailed plot. I absolutely LOVE this show.
Is the sheriff supposed to be the evil queen's huntsman?
Also, the modern Storybrooke was in a frozen time loop of sorts because the clock tower didn't move until Emma decided to stay. The fact that the Queen adopted Henry as a baby and he's the right age according to Emma's timeframe as well is odd. That Henry has schoolmates with whom he's grown is odd. That Ella just gave birth to a baby she was pregnant with when she transitioned the curse is really odd.
It would've made more sense for Ella to be visited by her grown child who did the same thing Henry did ... and came looking for the woman who gave him up. Ella may not have aged (since Snow's the same age she was when she transitioned the curse) but Henry's aged. He would've had to have noticed the other kids always staying kids while he did that ... and that he was the only one to notice. If that's why he's convinced the town's hokey, I'm with him. That would mean Ella really was pregnant all these years and her pregnancy only began to move forward when Emma started the clocktower mo
I think Emma can leave Storybrooke because she was protected from the Queen's curse by that Magic Tree hollowed out by Geppeto. It was shown in the pilot that the baby left before the curse settled down over the kingdom. So, because she was protected, it stands to reason that the baby from her own body is also not affected.
I also think the Mayor is acting on that old standby - keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. She knows that she can't control Emma outside of the town because her power is only supreme within it. I have no idea if the Mayor knows about Fairytale Land, etc. I'm referring to a purely political situation. The Mayor & Mr. Gold have no influence on people outside of Storybrooke. If Emma should leave, she could inform Maine authorities of possible illegal baby trafficking, etc. So, while Ms. Mayor SAYS she hopes Emma continues her transient lifestyle, she really wants to keep her close to prevent Emma from upsetting the apple cart. Pun i
First off, I figured out in the very first episode that the sheriff is the huntsman.
I too was disappointed in how weak Cinderella and her Prince were. Cinderella has always been one of my favorites, but OUAT plays her as a desperate clingy character.
I can't wait to see more on Snow and James!!! And to see how Emma and Henry figure everything out! Two weeks is too long to wai for the next episode! Dang Holiday breaks! Lol
@ AK: "Maybe the fact that Henry doesn't know who Mr. Gold really is will be key in Emma getting out of her deal with him. Remember in the stories the Miller's Daughter gets out of her deal by finding out his name; and Rumplestitlkin himself has mentioned the power of names..."
That's brilliant...I hadn't thought of that at all. Makes a lot of sense.
Old school Rumplestiltskin ate babies. Humanized modern Mr. Gold isn't a cannibal so doesn't eat them. He still deals them, so under-the-table adoption deals that make him wealthy makes sense, especially when it's "gimme your baby" deal from fairy tale realm that carries over. Most likely, all deals he had in the works when the shift happened either have already concluded or are still on the table.
Henry says that Emma can leave with no consequences. But has anyone noticed that when she tried to leave in the pilot SHE got into a car accident? Sounds like a consequence to me!
Ella/ashley and Thomas were never meant to be strong characters. Chances are we won't see them ahain, whereas we will see snow white and James in just about revert episode
I wish that I could like this show more than I do. The placidity and woodenness of all the fairyland characters (with the exception of Regina and Mr. Gold) makes for a very long hour of drama. Their lack of emotion makes it hard for the viewer to care about the storyline. I know that these characters are not happy, but please show us someone who has a little spunk. The "Stepford Wives" feel of this show is getting old.
Some people believe in parallel universes. Other shows had explored this. Who knows if there is a parallel fairy tale universe? Since this is a tv show, we should just enjoy the creativity and not analyze it to death.
While watching the episode, my mom figures Mr Gold/Rumpelstiltskin's obsession with making deals to get babies has to do with the fact that the story he is from he doesn't get the miller's daughter's baby in the end. The imp just wants the ending he figured he should have gotten. I love how Rumpelstiltskin always says magic has consequences, which always makes me think that every curse has a counter-curse.
Maybe the fact that Henry doesn't know who Mr. Gold really is will be key in Emma getting out of her deal with him. Remember in the stories the Miller's Daughter gets out of her deal by finding out his name; and Rumplestitlkin himself has mentioned the power of names...
Okay, so Cinderella/Ashley wasn't as smart, strong, or savvy as the other female characters have been, but she was a desperate teenager in both worlds and desperate teenagers do dumb things without thinking through the consequences sometimes. Both versions of her toughened up and wised up in the end.
Okay, what's the significance to the fact that Emma and Henry are the only ones who can leave town? Yes Cinderella and Prince Thomas aren't as interesting as Snow and Charming but let's face it Snow White's story has always been more exciting than Cinderella's from the get go. Rumpelstiltskin's back story should be pretty good - at least I hope it is. I was wondering if Ashley's baby was supposed to go to Gepetto and his wife?Not a big surprise that Regina is carrying on with the Sheriff - which does seem to confirm he's the Huntsman. Also I agree with Syk that Regina told Graham to hire Emma. I read that they've hired an actress to play Belle from Beauty and the Beast in a future episode. I assume they will also be bringing in a Sleeping Beauty story sometime in the future and SB has always been one of my favorite stories. I see they're keeping a more Disney-esque style to the fairytale world, and not too dark, except for Rumpelstiltskin. In some of the earliest tellings of SB
I thought the episode was alright. Intrigued by the sheriff/Regina/Emma deal...
Wow...up until this episode I was applauding this show for having such strong female characters. I guess they can't always be so. Cinderella was just so silly. How do you sign a contract with someone who just murdered your fairy godmother in front of your eyes?!
I'm also curious as to how Henry hasn't realized Mr. Gold is Rumpelstiltskin, when he's got almost everyone else in the town nailed and was able to find Emma. Even if he was having trouble before, surely the parallel of this episode, even him making a deal for a later-promised favour, should have clued him in.
this is one of those shows where strangers randomly open up about their deepest secrets because someone politely asks, 'are you ok?' how very organic and realistic.
man cinderella is REALLY dumb; how stupid do you have to be to sign a contract you haven't read after the person in question blew up a fairy godmother?
does anyone else think that the lives in the modern world don't seem particuarly worse than the fairy-tale one?
Regina/Evil Queen had to have someone in her new world so it makes sense that the Sheriff is her booty call cuz in the enchanted forrest he betrayed her so this would be his punishment... And he is easy on the eyes so she wouldn't mind. I think that she could have told the sheriff to hire Emma. Better to have her new enemy closer to her than wandering and doing things she doesn't want her to do.
i can't believe you think regina is entertaining. she's such a caricature
maybe the fact there there was no contract is Emma's way out of the deal, maybe she will kill him in the end because his deal will be let him go once she restores everything to fairytale glory.
i too would like to know what is his obsession with children all about, it actually makes more sense in real world than it ever did in fairy-tale world. he can get lots of money selling babies in our world. my only question to this:
before the curse, all the characters had their happy ever after but the prince disappearing and Rumpelstiltskin saying that she won't see him again until she pays up doesn't seem all that happy at all?
on the whole i found the story of Cinderella a bit silly in comparison to what they did with Snow White, both Cinderella and her prince seem to be week in comparison to James and snow, and where Snow seemed to be strong and independent, Cinderella seems week and stupid. i don't know, i didn't like this teenage drama-soap opera version of Cinderella.
Agreed that Prince Charming was more exciting than Cinderella's hubby. I think I just like the Snow White storyline better. Also agree that Graham is the huntsman.
I can't believe it took me this long to figure out that the Sheriff is the henchman who was supposed to kill Snow White.
I guess at least he has experience in disobeying Regina.
This episode was good, but honestly it was almost a let down after that emotion packed episode last week! I want to see more of Snow White and Prince Charming! Obviously the deal Emma made with Rumpelstiltskin is going to contribute to the overall plot, I just wish they hadn't needed to waste an entire show to get there. I'm loving this show overall though! Hope they keep up the good work! :-)
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