Will Regina redeem herself? That smile at the end wasn't a good sign though. That, I'm not sure I understood, because she didn't want the curse to be broken in the first place. Now it is and she seems pleased?!
The way I see it, Regina is getting pushed back form her position as main villain into more of smaller villain role as Emma's FOIL. I can clearly see her and Emma having those frienemies moments like in this episode and Regina eventually starting to get better as a person.
Regina was happy because that smoke is magic coming back - hence she gets her powers, hence she has a fighting chance instead of having nothing.
Also, Pinocchio's deal was to help Emma break the curse. Not to help her believe. Till curse broke in the eyes of the magic that crated him, he WAS dishonorable.
Why did Pinocchio transform? Not only was he honorable, but Emma finally believed. If his purpose was fulfilled then why did he turn to wood? And why did his face turn so fast while it took weeks for his leg to do so?
His magic ran out.
I can go on with the multitude of discrepancies, contradictions and plotholes this show keeps throwing at us every episode.
Then please go on and list the actual things. So far all you managed to list are "baww, I did not understand how it works" cases.
And why is the river even in Storybrooke? The rivers of fairytale world were also transported through the curse? Does that mean the whole landscape of fairytale world was transported? The multitude of kingdoms? Foreign lands like the genie's Aggrabah? The infinite forrest?
Yes to all of that.
According to Regina, Storybrooke is bigger on the inside than on the outside. The town houses entire world.
Why did the river still have its magic in the first place? Shouldn't all magic have disappeared? It should be a normal river by now.
There's leftovers magic everywhere in storybrooke. Its just leftovers from FTL and most of stuff that could be used has run out during those 28 years. The river might have had magical nature in it, but it grew weaker over time. Gold used the potion to "reignite" it there and the effects of the well did the rest then.
oved it but just one little problem. How did Jefferson know that Gold would release the magic so presumably he would get his own powers back to save his daughter?
He did not.
Just as Regina said, Jefferson does not have it in him to actually kill Regina.
So he freed Belle and directed her to Gold in order to paint a big target on Regina, as a way to get back at her.
Mr. Gold however was the most curious of the episode. I believe that this is all playing out like he planned (or rather suspected.
Most likely planned. We do know Rumple can see future(just not his own most likely, hence why he can't see Bae or belle). Everything since emma came to town pretty much played out exactly as he wanted, down to Emma and Regina's phones ringing about henry just as they are about to go after Gold.
How many times had she picked up that book before? Was this time different because she was open to the possibility now that this could all be true?
IMO, book itself has nothing to do with her starting to believe.
Emma has been gradually getting clues and inconsistencies in storybrooke that would add up to belief, but due to her own insecurities and inability to accept responsibility, she was in deep denial over all of it.
Henry getting hurt pretty much broke the dam, caused avalanche or whatever you want to call. And once she believed, book was able to show her that as a sort of "activation".
You awesome Mr.Gold. EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. Played EXACTLY how he planned. all these years ago. He banked on EXACTLY THIS TURN OF EVENTS. EXACTLY THIS SITUATION. EXACTLY THIS OUTCOME.
And the ending...HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED To WAIT ENTIRE SUMMER NOW?
Without the doubt the BEST season finale of the year.
Well just as expected, Emma's build up needed a push. Which henry happened to be. Then everything she experienced fell into place and she stopped denying the facts to herself and started to slowly believe that she can do this. Because she had no choice.
It was nice to see Emma and Regina working together. I guess now, since Gold is sort of taking over as main villain, Regina and Emma will be in sort of frenemies territory with both of them being against each other but teaming up from time to time when their interests match
BELLE. BELLE. BELLE. YESSS
© 2013 TV Fanatic