As far as we've seen, the Curse brought over people who had set foot in the Enchanted Forest and/or had direct contact with Rumple. I don't think we've seen people yet who were brought over from other lands that didn't encounter those two things.
It hasn't been confirmed by the show's dialogue, but April is most likely a general surgery attending as it's the only thing she can practice (since her residency was in general surgery). For her to take on a fellowship, especially in trauma, she would have needed to pass her surgical boards to be board-certified.
Given the new information of how Cora and Rumple used to "seal" their agreements, it wouldn't surprise me if Regina ended up being Rumple's daughter and Bael's half-sister.
Ah!!! Can't wait!
I liked the bullet-time moments: it played into that whole "magical" moment for each intern which was the overall theme of the episode.
I think Lizzie was speaking of the time Meredith and Derek had Zola leading up to the plane crash. They finally got custody on 8x10, so there was some time. And given that her brother was also involved in the crash, I don't believe Lizzie was disparaging that experience either.
I can't wait until they tell the story of how Cora went all Sith lord on Rumpel, see the falling of their relationship, and how Cora because Rumpel's apprentice.
@Kay and @Queenbee
Like the folly of all villians, Regina succumbed to pride and arrogance. She didn't think that Cora would have expected an assualt nor did she expect Cora to keep her heart in a different location.
She said so herself, she always had a certain weakness with Cora. Hook offers a dead body, the fake heart; to her, it was proof the deed had been done.
That IS an interesting theory. I had thought about it, since we have yet to see anyone else from the other world's who has not been touched by the Enchanted Forest.
It didn't seem that Regina was too sure as she said she couldn't "risk" it. As it was not her curse, Regina probably didn't know the full extent of the curse's reach.
I don't think the Bean requires a navigating medium, like the ash from the wardrobe. The bean, in itself, creates portals and it's up to the bean-user to determin the destination. Remember when Hook used it to open a portal to Neverland? The compass wasn't in his possession either.
I think the compass was needed because the ash from the wardrobe was badly damaged, although the lake repaired it to create the portal, the compass was needed to give it direction.
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