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I was thinking that Rumpel knows Regina from his story. Remember he helps a princess or a woman and in return she promises him her first born. Then the woman has to answer a riddle which is what is his name and she gets to keep her baby. I bet that is how Rumpel knows Regina she is the first born her mother almost lost in the deal with Rumpel.
Was anyone else wondering if Rumplestiltskin is actually Regina's father?
What with the mother of the evil Queen kept in the pit it's all getting a bit 'V' isn't it?
They all abused power because they could.
And Regina, someone who was abused and controlled her entire life suddenly had the power to break free from that, to do whatever she wants...and that kind of temptation, magic or not, is what Rumple banked on.
Its not about right.
Its not about wrong.
Its about power.
Gods, I can't wait to see where this journey takes Regina.
And I do not think that its just magic addiction or stuff like that. Its about power. We have seen magicians and kings abuse their power in this show(and I have no doubt that its a huge influence from Jane Espenson who had similar ideas in Buffy).
As the saying goes absolute power corrupts absolutely and the prospect of having "magic" - shaping the world to your liking is what is addictive. But in a way its no different from Gold's wealth and influence in S1, August's "freedom" in "real world" or King George's reign in FTL flashbacks.
The whole episode is exactly that - exploration of from where Regina came and where she is going. In some ways of course it parallels Rumple's own journey of redemption, although Regina seems to try to put way more effort into it right now.
What can I say, yet another great episode that put tears in my eyes and the show continues to be amongst the best that there can be.
Oh, Regina, my heart breaks for you.
Here we have a character, who was pushed around her entire life in desperation, having lost pretty much everything she cared about(which pretty much looked the same as what Snow was doing in "Heart of Darkness") and here she is trying to change, to be the old her for her son and, for the first time since long, she is actually opening up to all those emotions, not putting up those walls or "Evil Queen" persona as a psychological defenses.
And after all theses years, she is finally trying to escape what her mother did to her.And its beautiful and makes her character thousand times more fascinating and relatable.
I love Regina and let the redemption begin. I can understand why David was so frustrated with those people because they act like chicken with their head cut off. I need more Rumple and Regina backstory now. I think that Regina had create that spell that no one can leave Storybrooke.
Rumple is pissed that he can't leave storybrooke to find his son. He created the curse so he could go to the place that his son was and then he needed magic to find his son. But what he didn't expect is that he couldn't leave storybrooke either as a side effect of the curse lifting or a side effect of bringing magic back.
Amazing episode!!! Cannot believe how great season 2 is!!! The twist that Cora is alive was not something I saw coming. I just hope that Adam and Edward don't write all these twists and then corner themselves with all these things that they can't explain or just make things unbelievable like lost...
Some speculations on why Belle was in the episode: Maybe she wanted to explore the forest but left Storybrooke while doing so and lost her memory of being Belle. And considering that her other identity was locked up for the last 28 years she doesn't know where or who she is, so she got lost trying to find a town. That would explain why Rumple wanted to leave and why he was so angry when he found out he would lose his memory when trying to leave Storybrooke. Just a theory, so don't take it too serious.
That was a really great episode and a big KUDOS to the show for creating a villain that isn't just plain evil. We finally witnessed the first time she used magic, the first encounter between her and Rumple, how she escaped from the tyranny of her mother, something I've been longing to know since Season 1.
I always expected Regina to be redeemed but didn't quite think it would happen so soon. I think Henry yelling "I don't wanna become like you" was the trigger that made her realize that history was repeating itself. Everything she said whe she let Henry go was believable and genuine because we know exactly where she was coming from. It's still a long way until she fully redeems herself and I'm really looking forward to it.
1. Didn't see that ending coming. At all.
2. ALWAYS glad to see young Snow White. What a brilliant little actress - it always amazes me how well she nails Ginnifer Goodwin's mannerisms. She's one to look out for, Bailee Madison.
3. Lana Parrilla is sooo underrated. As the young, not-yet-jaded Regina - she presents an entirely different character than the evil queen, and her evolution from the heartbroken young woman to the jaded and hateful queen is fascinating to watch.
I THINK REGINA SENDS HER MOM TO WONDERLAND. AND SHE BECOMES THE QUEEN OF HEARTS. THINK ABOUT IT, THE QUEEN OF WONDERLAND HATED REGINA, WAS A RED HEAD, WE NEVER SAW HER FACE, AND THAT MIRROR LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE ONE REGINA AND THE MAD HATER USED TO GET TO WONDERLAND, I THINK. JUST A THEORY, I LOVE HOW THEY CONECT EVERY FAIRY TALE.
I don't know if Red still turns into a wolf. Maybe not, since things are different here. And we didn't see Pinocchio turn back into his human form, we only saw him move his eyes while wooded.
Mrs. M I like your theory about the people that stayed in Fairytale land because they didn't get their happy ending... didn't think about that. But still I would have thought Regina would have brought her mother if only to see her cursed and not remember like she did with Snow. This show is such a mystery! The best part is when all the mysteries are revealed, it always makes sense. That's good writing. That's proof Kitsis and Horowitz were the real geniuses of Lost's writing team.
So does Red still turn into a wolf?
It would depend. The Enchanted Forest is made up of many kingdoms: Snow/Leopold's, Charming's, Midas', Maleficient's, Aurora's, etc. Mulan didn't recognize her so it just might be that not every kingdom is aware of their monarchs.
Cora would definitely recognize Mary Margaret, and/or vice versa.
@Ace and Marisa 1983: The Queen of Hearts being Cora is a really neat idea. It would explain a lot, about how the Queen of Hearts knew that Regina loved his father. Also, my theory is that Cora is in the Enchanted land because she never got her "happly ever after". I think the Enchanted land is where people didn't have time to get their "happly ever after" because of the timing of Regina's curse.
Question: In the Enchanted land, wouldn't someone recognise Mary Margaret as the queen?
I think August went to go find Gepetto as soon as he became de-wooded and they missed each other. I didn't think we'd see a reunion so soon.
There may yet still be a connection with Cora's presence in the Enchanted Forest. I don't think her presence there precludes the possibility that she is in fact the Queen of Hearts: the evidence just keeps stacking up.
Her name, her symbols, her speech to Regina, the way she was absorbed into the looking glass [the same liquid effect when Jefferson traveled to Wonderland with Regina], Regina's attitude while she was in Wonderland evoking that all too personal connection with the QoH, the QoH's vault, and how out of everyone, the QoH stole Regina's father.
I would be really shocked if Cora WASN'T the QoH!
I'm not that surprised either given that Cora can use magic without a medium. The only other person that can do that is Rumpel/aka the Dark One. So far the only other fairy tale creatures that can do magic require a medium of some sort, either a wand or fairydust - even Maleficient routes her magic through her staff.
So given that only the Dark One has the ability to use magic in such a fashion, and that Cora is shown to do that as well, it seemed there had to be a connection even back in Season 1 whens she mentioned being a "miller's daughter".
Magic like that doesn't come without some kind of price.... or deal for that matter.
I was wondering what happened to Pinocchio. We saw him at the beginning, and then he was gone when Gepetto came into his room...
Also, I was glad too that charming is back and that he addressed the fact that David was weak and confused.
Ace, I like your theory. I was also thinking she was the queen of hearts until I saw her in the enchanted forrest...
I wasn't surprised about Rumple and Regina. I remember last season they said Cora was a "miller's daughter". Just like the Rumplestiltskin story when he wanted her baby (Regina). As for Jefferson, I remember he said he wouldn't take her away for her Storybrooke family. Now that she remembers both lives, that is probably why he doesn't seem happier, because he feels he can't have her.
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