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The King used his first wish to free the Genie and used his second wish to grant the Genie his third wish. So Sidney aka the Genie only has one wish, which he said that he would never use b/c wishing always has bad consequences for the person who makes the wish. Also, I don't think we know quite yet why she hates Snow, they haven't given us that back story yet.
I thought that sidney had 3 wishes, Did he use the other one. I want to know why the queen hates snow so bad, at the first couple of episodes snow idicated she knew why the queen hated her.
it was a good episode but I agree with why Emma believed so readily...and can she still be believing Sidney?? I hope not!! she's gotta get her tough smarts back if she wants to defeat regina...and look at who her mother is, kick A** Snow!!!! :o)
Emma needs to do more research and stop assuming people are telling her the truth about Regina all the time.
I absolutely love this show. And I loved last night's episode. I totally was surprised to see the genie turn into the mirror. I was angry that Sidney is working for Regina. I loved the scene with the writer and Henry. I do not feel that this was a "filler" episode. I thought it was great. I paid attention to the whole thing, more so than on other episodes.
@candee2320, I think of your idea of Mr. Gold being Snape-like could be right on the money. He seems to have his pen agenda and at times at odds with Regina. Isn't Rumplestiltskin who the evil queen originally got the dark curse from? I am wondering since Rumple knew what needed to happen for the curse to one day be broken and knows what the name Emma may mean and why she is important. I am wondering if maybe he remembers parts of his other life.
Love this show... don't change a thing...
I kinda think the writer is the one who wrote Henry's book....maybe he knows a lot mmore than we think
I think that the writer is henrys father, it made me angry when you find out Sydney is working for the queen but I never trusted him in the first place, I can't wait for more of snow white and prince charming and I love how this show is the classic fairy tales with twists in them to keep us in edge
Is the mysterious writer one of the Grimm brothers?
Also, that new guy who is the writer, I wonder if he is the one who wrote the book that Henry carries around. Maybe he was brought in because of the pages being torn out, maybe it alerted him that he needed to come and fix things. Regina as the Queen was definitely playing the Genie, she even said she wanted the King dead for years. She may have had some affection for the Genie because it soothes her ego to be worshipped and that's why she was going to help him escape. Besides, why would she want a witness to stick around and point the finger at her? The actress who plays Regina is great, she manages to be a likable villainess.
I really like this show, but there are two things that bother me. One is the fact of the pregnancy scare from the previous episode. It bothers me that David is able to sleep with his wife, I would have thought his conflicted feelings would have made them wait while he figured things out. So, now it's like he's having a relationship with both of them, and it's kind of icky for me. How does he sleep with his wife when he has true love at his finger tips? Also, Emma's superpowers is that she can tell when anyone is lying. So, unless it turns out that she knew that guy who is the genie was lying or he was being a double agent, it will be a flaw in the story.
Not enough David and Mary Margaret in this episode! It's funny how watching this show reminds me so much of Lost. I mean you can totally tell that they are from the same writers. Though they have nothing to with the other but just like with Lost there were always episodes that were less interesting than others. I mean when I new there was going to be an episode that was Jack-centric or Kate-centric I would get happy just how I get excited to see the episodes of Once Upon a Time that are Prince Charming/David and Snow White/Mary Margaret-centric man that was a mouthful lol. The show is interesting and I didn't hate last night's episode but I still wanted more from my favortie couple. That small scene was so cute just not long enough lol.
I totally agree with @AppleCobbler. The show has great potential... the actors are all great, the costumes are fantastic but the writers are starting to really fall short. Emma's character has gone from strong to 'blah' over the last few eps. Also, the special effects are so bad, I thought they would've pushed for more talent in that department by now. The scene where the king walks through the palace garden to introduce the Arabian Nights genie... oh my god, I couldn't help but get side tracked by the terrible background. Agree with @Kat too; found myself tuning out on this episode.
@ Marysocontrary.....good thoughts on the superpower and using it with childeren but in the 1st episode Emma(when she is contemplating leaving Storybrooke) asks Regina(at Regina's front door) if she love's Henry......after a quick pause Regina says 'of course I do'....that is the point Emma decides to stay in Storybrooke..........one can only assume it was because Emma knew (because of this superpower) that Regina was lying. Because of that scene is why I referred to it in my reply today, it being one of my concerns on where the writers are taking Emma's charactor
...it's gonna seem like a character continuity issue if there isn't a reveal later that she didn't know Sidney was lying. She did ask him directly why he wanted to help her.
The only way it might make sense is if he is some kind of double agent. That his reasons given for wanting to bring Regina down are also genuine feelings...but that's one heck of a stretch.
However, this isn't the kind of show where all questions are answered in one episode. I'm going to wait and see where it goes before claiming continuity issues.
As for Regina, yeah, she clearly must have somehow set up the king to marry her because she wanted the kingdom. I get that she also has this thing about wanting to be loved, but that is almost a seperate issue. She wants the kingdom AND the king's adoration. She was probably looking for a way to kill the king before the genie came along.
I'm going to assume that Emma knows Sidney is lying - kind of like what she did with Hansel and Gretal so that she could find out where they were actually going. She may have wanted to see what they were up to. She WOULDN'T have known about the brakes because that wasn't a direct question. Still,
One thing about Emma's "superpower" that I saw mentioned elsewhere, and I think it makes sense, is that it's just something she uses on kids to kind of scare them into talking. She's used it on Henry and Ava and Nicholas, not that she can actually tell when everyone is lying. Or also it could be harder for to use it on the people from the fairy tale world than if she was using it on others not from the fairy tale world as she hasn't been around them that long.
Hate that Mary Margaret didn't get to discuss with Emma what was going on with her and David because Sidney was in the apartment.
As for the King reading Regina's diary, well that was part of her plan. You know she made it easy to find it or just too tempting not to read. And it was quiet obvious that she didn't love him at all either, she was just using him to get to Snow and set herself up in a better position of power. Not trying to defend him really, just saying she had a plan in mind when she married him.
I found this episode frustrating.........what are the writers doing with Emma's charactor.........from the beginning she has been a smart strong female charactor, this is not what I see lately.....one of her 'talents' was being able to tell when someone was lying........what has become of that.......slowly over the past few episodes Emma has become somewhat of a dimwhit and I am very dissappointed on this trend.......
This show has so much potencial.......To have a steller script each week may be wishfull thinking and 'filler' episodes sometimes are needed.... but is that what is happening here or are the writers losing focus?...............the cast is up to the challange(that is proven) my concerns are with the writers..............
I have my fingers crossed.
I hope "writer guy" turns out to the son of Rumplestiltskin. that would explain why he's come to storybrook where no one ever stays. or perhaps he's "grown up Henry".
I think Lana Parilla better be nominated for an Emmy next year. What an AMAZING actress. She is wonderful in this role. Her character is SOOOO complicated. I love it.
I was bummed that there were no MM/David scenes together (unless I missed it, all I saw was a text).
I think the mysterious stranger might be the dark knight in the fairy tale world.
I never believed Mr. Glass for a minute, but I am not Emma who is desperate to get Regina so she can free her child. As soon as I heard the type of snakes they were I knew the "genie" was set up. I also did not feel sorry for the "queen" bc I am sure the King knew she was not a good person by now.
My biggest fasination with the show is that Rumplestilskin/Mr. Gold is the Snape of this show. You are sure he is a bad guy and turns out to be good. I am really looking forward to each new show, but I am excitedly waiting for the Red/Ruby story. I like the actress playing her. and I have a weakness for Big Bad Wolves..LOL
I do think the mystery man will be the writer of the book...and maybe he heard the stories from someone who lives in Storybrooke
Loving the show
I do like the show! For me, it is the best new show from last september.
However, I wonder when the magic will at least start to take place and reality in other characters than Regina and Henry knowing. Oh and Mr Gold. I mean, ok that's cool but the way I see it, Emma cannot really "fight" against Regina if she doesn't know what she's fighting.
I know it is not supposed to go very fast, to make it last but I wonder if characters will start to believe before the end of the season...The way it goes, I don't really think so and I'm very frustrated!
I feel like Regina won almost everytime...
I think the King was so cruel in front of the new queen and read her diaries because he had figured out what a witch he had married and was afraid for his daughter and his kingdom.
I still like the idea that the writer is Henry grown up come back to help and give himself the book, which he is currently starting to write!
@fotreya, I agree with you concerning this episode. I love this show. It is the first show outside of NCIS and Big Bang Theory that I can't miss. I have loved all the episodes, until last night's. It just wasn't enjoyable last night. I thought making Sidney a genie was kinda lame and he even acted like blah blah blah on the wishes. And I love Richard (lived him on west wing) but he just didn't click on the show. and I hate that it looks like Emma has fallen for Regina's mechanizations. I have not had a habit of flipping back and forth during any episode of OUAT, but last night I couldn't help it. Just wasn't interesting
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