Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

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.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

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".

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

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?

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

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

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Well I must be only one here who thought this was the best episode this show has had yet. Everything fit together and the story was intense, new and different from the rest of "crime of the week" episodes. Hank finally had some some depth and Juliette was awesome as always and it was nice to get some insight into Monroe's inner struggle. OVerall one of the best episodes. I certainly better than sociopath-Cinderella one.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Biggest shocker: Klaus taking over Tyler, Alaric dying or Elena turning?
First. The second and third are pretty much a given people have guessed for weeks already. The first was an ultimate and utter trainwreck.
Did Elena make the right choice?
No one cares about Elena and her "choices" or overall Elena.
Most extreme action: Bonnie spelling Klaus, Rebekah causing the accident or Elena's chipper morning mood?
Third. She seemed like an antichrist. It was same boring bland cardboard, but with fake smile and chipperness and still without personality.
Give this season a grade.
F-. The show has been a headless chicken running around without any direction this season. Ultimately anything and everything that was in this season was POINTLESS and reasonless and essentially, the turning could have happened in the end of S1 and would have had ACTUAL EMOTIONAL value back then. Essentially S2 and S3 are filler seasons and nothing in them matters.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

@If Elena's turning was the conclusion for this season, WHERE WAS THE BUILD UP TO IT? It would have made a lil bit more sense back in s2 when Elena actually talked about all this stuff....now its like out of nowhere.
Actually i'd say it would have made more sense as conclusion of S1 as S1 actually explored her human life and drew parallels between her and her mother and katherine. S2 had potential in that but the show failed to focus on how the whole katherine stuff and sacrifice stuff affects her life and was too busy throwing us random plot twists already. So yeah, turning would have worked best emotionally and shockingly in the s1 finale, with exact same scene, but with katherine instead of becky.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Well, I'll take your word for it since I haven't seen s1, but yeah...ugh...some twist they left us with, lol!
S1 was like S2, but GOOD. You had introduction of vampire lore, council being suspicious, etc. You had Elena search for her mother(who as it appears willingly turned vampire) and we had flashbacks to Katherine, Damon and Steffie, paralleling that, with finale even having a scene where Elena does some katherine-like mannerism. The finale even had a car crash, for pete's sake and turning her THEM would have given us an emotional pay off, it would fit with Katherine's reappearance, explain why they even want to kill katherine in S2, not to mention shock value of elena turning. It just fit with that season, the whole season. Now no one cares about miss cardboard enough to care about the whole turning storyline.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

That besides Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah, we really did not need more Originals?
Hell even Becky is pushing it since she is basically Katherine 2.0. I said this before and I'll say it again, NOTHING in S2 or S3 contributed to this finale in anyway. It could have as easily happened in the end of S1 with Katherine instead of Becky. Thus in the end both S2 and S3 are pointless.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

If Elena's turning was the conclusion for this season, WHERE WAS THE BUILD UP TO IT? It would have made a lil bit more sense back in s2 when Elena actually talked about all this stuff....now its like out of nowhere.
Actually it fit more with the end of S1 with both parallels to Katherine and Isobel and a lot of talking about how death affects them all, not to mention back then we saw Elena's self-discovery journey. S2 the whole "i dun wanna die" scenes and end was seriously tacked on upon a season that focused on entirely different things before "Sacrifice" trainwreck.

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