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Once Upon a Time Round Table: "The Doctor"

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An identity was revealed and a true love lost forever on last Sunday's episode of Once Upon a Time.

What did you think of "The Doctor?" In this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, Jim Garner, Nick McHatton and Christine Orlando break down the installment, from its best scenes to ideal love interests for Emma...

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What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Jim: I loved the final scene with Victor and Igor in his realm, the way everything was black and white except the heart that was from fairy tale realm.

Nick: Emma picking up that Hook was lying right away.

Christine: Henry and Charming at the stable was very sweet and normal. So unlike much of Storybrooke that it stood out for me.

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Who would you pick as a love interest for Emma?
Jim: I though Pinocchio was already her love interest. Oh wait, that's right, he got "board" with her at the end (get it?). If I had to pick from current cast of characters, I expect she's going fall for Hook, they both dislike Rumple and she's always had trouble with the bad boys.

Nick: Tough question because Emma has chemistry with a lot of different people. I really loved her with Graham, but since he's gone I would say I liked her with August.

Christine: I'm not sure. I liked Graham but he was kind of Regina's sloppy seconds and he's dead. I was never a big fan of August/Pinocchio and Hook may be to much of a bad boy. Can I wait until Baelfire comes to town to answer?

Who would you pick as a love interest for Emma?
Jim: I though Pinocchio was already her love interest. Oh wait, that's right, he got "board" with her at the end (get it?). If I had to pick from current cast of characters, I expect she's going fall for Hook, they both dislike Rumple and she's always had trouble with the bad boys.

Nick: Tough question because Emma has chemistry with a lot of different people. I really loved her with Graham, but since he's gone I would say I liked her with August.

Christine: I'm not sure. I liked Graham but he was kind of Regina's sloppy seconds and he's dead. I was never a big fan of August/Pinocchio and Hook may be to much of a bad boy. Can I wait until Baelfire comes to town to answer?

Dr. Frankenstein as a part of the fairy tale world. Did it work for you or are they two different realms?
Jim: Both, they were two different realms AND it worked. Having Jefferson bring him from "his realm" was a perfect way to bridge the two genre's together. That said, I hope they don't continue to do it, as it could get over used quickly. The moment Wile E. Coyote shows up, I'm done.

Nick: Somewhat. I like his character and the effect he had on Regina, albeit indirectly, but aside from that he isn't very interesting to the story at the moment.

Christine: I was never a big fan of horror but I see how it could work here. Still, I could have done without it.

What surprised you the most in this episode?
Jim: Regina disintegrating her former finance. I totally expected her to just take his heart out, but she didn't. She waved her hand and he vanished completely, talk about yikes!

Nick: Seeing what made Regina finally go towards her dark ways.

Christine: That Rumple, Whale and Jefferson played a young Regina in order to turn her. That was seriously cold.

If you had to choose one true villain on this show, who would it be?
Jim: The show is doing a great job of giving layers to all the regular bad guys: Regina, Rumple, Hook. Currently the only one we know to be completely evil and beyond redemption is Cora, so she gets my vote.

Nick: As Jim said, the rest of the villains - Regina, Rump, and Hook - all have layers, and all of them were at one point good. Cora, it seems, has never had that gray area.

Christine: I'm with Jim. Maybe we just don't know enough about her back story, but Cora is the most evil in my book.

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What's wrong with the love interest question? I liked her with August but this episode made me like her with Hook. :)

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@Mike - I think it's Victor's *opinion* that there is no magic in his world. But, compared to ours, reanimating a corpse requires a level of science that is near miraculous and possibly magical. BTW, just because our world is "without magic" doesn't mean those from other realms can't enter & exit. The ruby slippers, the magic bean, Jefferson's hat - people come & go so quickly here!

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Did anybody notice that the Doctor began speaking with a pronounced German accent thand then dropped it for the remainder of the show?

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I agree with KansasGuest. There needs to be more interesting issues this Round Table can discuss than "who will be Emma's new boyfriend", really? And now I'm seeing posting (not just here) that Emma and Regina should be an item? Ya, okay? Some topics: Who is the doctor's brother? Why was his world colorless? Will we meet other characters from his world? Is there magic in his world. If not, how did Jefferson get to his world? Or was Jefferson lying to Rumple about the hat?

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1henry "so uh, got anything you want to tell me?" 2she doesnt need a love interest, shes grreat on her own. shippers annoy me. but if i had to choose, grahm. 3i thought frankenstines story was neat. 4i actually kinda liked jacka** jefferson. he couldnt have always been completly crazy, cant wait to see whwat turned him. 5cora and maybe charming sweet "pop" thats always a good possibilty

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I'm sick of every male guy being matched as Emma's love interest. Yes, she is gorgeous, but I'd rather see more focus on developing her relationships with her family and character in general. I feel like as a main character, I haven't seen that many sides from her (aside from the scene when she finally understood why Snow sent her away; pretty touching). That being said, as a FAN, I think it'd be very interesting if Hook's OTP (one true pairing, e.g. Snow White and Charming) was Ariel from the Little Mermaid. I don't see the chemistry between Emma and Hook, honestly.

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I don't get it. I don't understand this incessant need to pair up every single female with a corresponding male just because they share one scene together. And, it happens with nearly EVERY show on television now! Not just this one. Before, there used to be the slow build up for a couple of seasons. Then UST for a couple more. Now, it's "Swillian" by his second episode, and they haven't spent more than 5 minutes on screen together. It's like the entire viewing audience has become matchmakers. I expect it from fans. But, I don't expect it from reviewers. There wasn't anything else in the ENTIRE episode this Round Table could have discussed? What about the half-dozen references to THE WIZARD OF OZ? The extent of Rumple's conspiracies and how this plot explains Regina's attitude & actions later? Young Jefferson vs. Daddy Jefferson?

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august and emma but where the hell did he go is the question

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@ guest and listeners
That's exactly what I've been thinking! Emma and Regina. There's chemistry.
I really can't see any chemistry between Emma and Hook. However I might be biased because I heard people shipping them even before they met on screen and I was like Wtf? We don't even know whether they even have 'it'. And in my opinion they don't.
The relationship between Emma and August goes more along the lines of siblings. Adam Horowitz said as much...
But Emma and Regina...
Just look at all the tension, the eye-sex. It's all there.

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Love interest for Emma? Ähm...Regina?