" My goodness, Henry is growing up! He looks more mature with each passing episode." Do not forget that he has been a major behind the scenes driving force from day/episode 1. He is coming into his role as a major power. It was him that got Emma to come to town in the first place, he has steadfastly supported Regina in her efforts the reform and overcome the abuse of her childhood that caused the EQ persona, etc. I think the author has plans for him that started with getting the book into his possession.
Once again the writers have ignored plot points from from prior episodes to avoid addressing them so they can force the current plot to go in a direction it could not if they maintained continuity. First they had Marion not be revived by Robin's "True Love's Kiss" since he was now in love with Regina. I can accept this but they dropped the ball when they did not give Roland a chance to deliver the kiss. I do not remember how old he was when she "died" so his attempt could also fail giving the same result (since he had not yet bonded with her as his mother) but not trying is a cop out. Now you have Marion understanding that time has passed for Robin and being willing to not want him back if he was coming unwillingly but just from a sense of duty. Before she started to refreeze he say that he had to go back to her for Roland's sake. No way. Why not share him with Emma and Marion both being his mothers? If it can be done with Henry why not Roland? Even in a divorce the old wife and new wife can share the children's love. Another cop out for not raising the possibility (based on what Marion said so long as she was not cut out she might have been agreeable) at that point and then drop the "She is still affected" bombshell.
"In another interview Colin said that Rumple wants Hook to suffer, so he's aware of all his actions instead of following them blindly. I assume that's also why Rumple gives Hook his orders in person instead of doing the walkie-talkie thing with his heart like Aurora and Graham." I have to go back and check but I think you have an incorrect idea about the use of the heart. It does not act as a communication channel to talk to the heart's owner but rather to control the owner. When used, the owner is turned into a robot that says what is spoken to it and acts the way Rumple (in this case) wants Hook to act. Rumple OTOH just tells Hook what he wants Hook to do but NOT how to do it. Hook has total control of his actions except that he can not act against Rumple or Rumple's restrictions on how he can act or what he can do. Note how in tonight's episode how Hook grabs Emma's arm to signal her that something is wrong but can not tell her out right. He has some control over his actions but not if he violates the restrictions placed on him.
I have a question for those here. I am sure that most of us are aware of the Witness Relocation system where Witnesses are assigned new identities and back histories. My question is how Henry and Adam were able to pull off their current identities that were able to pass the background checks that should have been needed for their jobs without access to the Witness Relocation's identity creation resources. I know that this falls under the "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" rule but how can it be explained otherwise?Neither of them are Government Agents with access to the "Cover Identity" resources they were see on crime shows/etc.
If you lived as long as he supposedly did and died as many times as he did and in the ways he did only to survive, I think you would be slightly insane too.
Note that the Therapist (Burn Gorman) did not receive screen credit. Once Henry killed the fake Adam, I knew that Adam was going to be the Therapist. He had the best access to the the fake although they did not hint that he was the fake's Therapist when he looked up the records (to short cut the need for a warrant). While they could have made the "reveal" with a new character we have never seen before, the Therapist was a more obvious candidate.
Henry says ‘nobody is going to believe me. I’m going be sent back to the madhouse!’ Any time he wants to prove his story, all he needs to do is kill himself in front of those who he wants to prove his story to. Instant teleport to the Hudson River.
Christine Orlando asked "What I was confused by was the attorneys meeting him and Mac in the hallway after the ceremony. I know Will was supposed to turn himself in by 5 p.m., but wouldn't there be an office where this would generally take place, not the hallway outside of the chapel?" The Wedding was at 3:30 at City Hall. We have no idea how long it took. Will was supposed to turn himself in at 5PM at the Court House. Since the Marshals know where he was, they waited for the wedding to be over and then gave him the chance to turn himself in (even if not at the designated place). Note that his lawyer was there and might have made the arrangements (especially if he could not get back to the court house by 5PM). This way there was no question of him trying to avoid the deadline or not turning himself in.
The "Message in a Bottle" made its reappearance (as well as got to its intended destination). It will be interesting to see what it has to say/reveal.
Paul Dailly said in the review "I kept expecting Icy to be shown in the present".That would be a problem since if he met Harry then the issue of him recognizing Harry is raised.
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