It was a pretty good episode. Not as funny as last week's but still good! I especially liked how Phil handled Haley. That was nice to watch.
I wish David were more like James. Although at the same time, they had to make it difficult for Mary Margaret and David get together. I mean, it would be too easy for Katherine to leave and then let them be together. This way it'll take a lot more for them to really be in a relationship and maybe along the way we'll see James in David. As for Katherine missing, it was either that or she'd die. Just from her conversation with Regina and how hesitant Regina was for her to leave, you knew something was coming. And as Henry has reiterated time and time again, no one leaves Storybrooke
Amelia was actually in rehab for at least 50 days as evidenced by how that episode was done in "Day _" intervals. I personally wouldn't like it if she were pregnant. Amelia's kind of taken a backseat in terms of story development since her addiction arc ended but this doesn't seem like the way to bring her back. It's a little too much. Plus, there hasn't been any foreshadowing that something like this was even possible for the character so it's doesn't show very good plot development either. And god forbid that this would be the last season for the show, why make Amelia have a baby when this is really what they've been building up for Addison. Also, the whole Erica/Mason arc was probably there to shed even more light on the possibility of a baby for Charlotte and Cooper. They can't really expect three of the characters to go on and have babies in the last seven episodes, right?
Charlotte and Cooper were absolutely amazing in this episode! Charlotte was so, so amazing. Every scene that they had together was just great. I especially liked how this episode shed light on Charlotte as a mother. That was great to see and if that weren't enough, Charlotte expressing how much she loves Mason and Cooper just put extra icing on an already perfect cake. I liked seeing Amelia and Derek together again and actually think Erica's survival had a lot more to do with them as compared to Charlotte and Cooper. Sam's story with his sister is also starting to get really interesting and I look forward to where the rest of it goes. And of course, go Jake for asking Addie straight out if there's really something between them or not! I didn't care much for the medical case of Jake and Sam nor did I really care about Pete and Violet. And please post the promo for next week's episode cause I definitely have something to say about that!
I think what's been great with these first two episodes is how they make you feel for both Ivy and Karen. It's like you want them both to have the part and your heart breaks for each of them. It's nice having two protagonists like that in the beginning but of course, that won't last very long. Still, it was nice that they did it that way. As for Julia's adoption storyline, I appreciate it solely because I like Julia's character and want to know more about her. I wish they took a different approach on her home life though. Maybe her juggling her job and a household with kids? I mean, yes, it's a typical working-mom-storyline but it might've been nice to see that with this premise. And it'll probably be more interesting than the whole adoption thing. So far I'm really enjoying Smash because of the world that they've brought to us. We've seen auditions and callbacks through different movies and shows so I think the workshop aspect of the series will be even greater to see.
Belle is my favorite princess and biases aside, I thought this was one of the best episodes of the series. Seeing Rumpelstiltskin as the Beast of Belle showed a lot more about the character than the back story that they did earlier. Or at least, it showed a lot more about the humanity vs the monstrosity of the character. I also appreciated how Ashley (aka Cinderella) was brought back because it shows that the characters that they show aren't just for one episode but there's continuity there. And it makes me more hopeful that we'll be seeing and learning more about Belle's Storybrooke character in the future. I mean, how can we not knowing that she is the weakness of Mr. Gold / Rumpelstiltskin, right? And of course, this episode just set up a lot through that conversation between Mr. Gold and Regina. They're both obviously aware of who they are and what that means for the future is endless possibilities.
@PP_Fan I read that spoiler as well. I guess it was a little too predictable for Erica to die during the crossover episode. Although I feel like they'd really be dragging this arc way too long if it extends all the way until the end of the season. Anxious to know how long this arc takes and what happens. And of course, what this surprise for Charlotte could be.
I'm looking forward to some MerDer time without Zola. I mean, the parenting stuff is definitely cute but happy and sexy times alone has been lacking this season. I'm definitely looking forward to hints of Mark and Lexie as well! As for the Teddy part, I've been waiting for her and Owen's confrontation so that should bring in something heavy to the episode. I mean, aside from the car crashing into the ER. And of course, after Cristina and Owen's confrontation, heavier things have to come about. Looking forward to this episode!
I definitely enjoyed all the Jake and Addison scenes. So far, I'm enjoying the build up between these two. It doesn't seem like things between them will happen anytime soon but I'm enjoying what we're seeing so far. Although I have to question as well whether or not Jake really is flawless. I mean, he can't be, right? I'm assuming we'll see sides to him that are less flattering in the future but for right now, I'm just going to keep on enjoying. The whole Charlotte-Cooper-Erica-Mason thing was pretty intense and I like how it's the arc that's putting regular characters lives into some chaos right now. The way they're building it is pretty good but I just wish we could have more Charlotte and Cooper scenes. Some of them talking about their future or just comforting one another. Those have been lacking this season Sheldon's patient case was also great! I love how PP can raise awareness about these kinds of issues.
Addison should definitely move forward! It's obvious that there's no future with Sam. Give Jake a chance! As for Charlotte, I feel bad for her just seeing those seconds in the promo. I mean, this whole thing has to be just as difficult for her as everyone else and I'm sure she's just trying to do the best she can for Mason. I hope Cooper doesn't take the whole losing Mason thing against her cause I don't wanna see another fight between them :(
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