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I thought this was a great episode. I was skeptical going in as Beauty & the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, but the moment she chipped the cup I was all in. Loved the shout out to the "old woman selling flowers". The scene in the jail was fantastic, best scene of the episode imo! And Mr. Gold used the power of 'please' twice this episode! Loved it! I cannot wait until he finds out that Regina is keeping Belle locked away in Storybrooke -- though I'm curious how he couldn't tell she was lying about her death back in Fairytale Land. I feel like Regina is really setting everyone up. She's confirmed that Gold knows everything, so she knows what she has to work around. She set up Emma last episode, and it looks like she's messing with Mary / David next week (though David is doing a good enough job messing with Mary all on his own. Man up Charming!) It really feels like they're buildng to something with Regina. I need our good guys to realize it and start moving against her as well.
Great episode. I loved the fact that these villains are not one dimensional. Even though she makes it very hard, there are moments I have sympathized with the Evil Queen (and then she does something that makes me hate her all over again). Now with Rumpelstiltskin we get to see him as a man and not just a monster. I believe now that the Queen has confirmed, he knows everything, she will use Belle as a pawn against him, possible forcing his allegiance to her, as a bond made with Rumpel is a bond for life. They really need to wind up the Snow/Mary Charming/David story line, as this one makes David look like a complete idiot and a coward.
Ditto on "Chip" and the chipped teacup! LOL.
@alex and Kay
I agree. There are so many things in storybrooke that are just plain head scratching, I am surprised that Emma doesn't believe Henry yet just cause things there are so different from everywhere else. There must be something about Henry aging and no one else that Regina has managed to cover up. Why would she want to adopt a child when she knows no one will age but him? Why draw attention yourself? And speaking of that, how did Henry come to be there if no one can leave? How did mr. Gold leave? I love the show and am hoping some explanations are given.
And I love belle and rumple. She will be the key to mr. Gold/rumple, and I don't think she is dead in fairy tale land either. I think Regina locked her up like in storybrooke hoping to have something rumple wants. It seems that is the key to their animosity...Regina wants to be as powerful as rumple.
The writers present mysteries they don't know the answers to. They try to make it up as they go just like they did with Lost. This is a horrible way of writing and usually ends up with a lot of loose ends that were never tied up due to the impossibility of tying them up.
Who wrote the book? How did he know everything from The Huntsman's heart being taken to Snow White's daughter being transported to Earth?
Why doesn't Regina just kill Emma? She obviously has no problem with killing anyone. And even if Emma is "magically protected", why hasn't Regina at least tried considering she knows nothing of Emma's identity?
Why has Henry aged and no one else has? How has no one noticed?
These questions, along with many more, won't ever be answered. Just like Lost, the setup is very interesting and could perhaps even be confused with "genius", but once its time to start answering questions, it starts being ridiculous.
In the main room in Rumpel's castle is the large tapestry of the famous picture of a unicorn with Eleanor of Aquitaine's initials "EA" embroidered on it. I have a smaller copy I bought in Avignon many years ago where the original once hung and was sitting next to it while watching this episode. Magical.
Does anyone else think it's kind of stupid that Storybrooke is a tiny town where everyone knows each other, and yet every week we run into a completely new character emma has never met that has lived in storybrooke this entire time? It's a little ridiculous
I loved this episode....probably best of the season thus far!...
i loved every single second of Belle and Rumplestiltskin and hope they bring emile de ravin back!!
and in what other show can you see cinderella, snow white and little red riding hood partying ?!!!!!
Loving this show right now!
Truly what a great episode. I know many say that the show's main plot runs very slowly, but if it did not then we wouldn't get a great mini story arc such as this episode. Emilie de Ravin and Robert Carlyle play their respectively roles so well with Bella being a Claire type character who finds the redeemable quality in a beast. While Rumplestiltskin, being a coward in his previous life/show, was adamant in retaining his magical abilities at all cost. Even love. Welcome to a twisted Valentine's day.
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