god, this show needs a breathe of fresh air... if you would've told me what the storylines of this episode were before yesterday, I think I could've written the script word for word... lazy, unfunny, lazy, racist, uninspired, and LAZY! i am this close to washing my hands of this show... this close... solid performances from colbie and NPH save the day once again from being a steaming pile of you-know-what...
Does anyone else find the Henry/David moments as grossly cheese as I do? I really want them to stop. "We Are Both" has some really great moments for the two of them, and present day Storybrooke in general has been far superior to present day Enchanted Forest, but we got to get something going with Henry because he's just annoying filler right now.
That being said, mad props to the writers for his episode. Weaving to different mythologies together was enough to may be geeking out all over this episode, especially since I recently read Frankenstein. The identity of Dr. Whale has been bugging me since Season 1 and I think he got a pretty good storyline. Now, we just to figure out where the heck August is.
Final note: Didn't Rumple say that Jefferson's hat could only travel to magical realms? How did Victor get to the Enchanted Forest? Is his science considered our world's "magic?" Something to think about...
Until next week... (8.5/10)
I see where you are coming from but, although this entire season is full of pretty sloppy writing, i think it is important to look at each episode as a stepping stone to the conclusion of the story. Naturally, we need Marshall and Lily back with the group before we can move on. The writers chose an admittedly odd way to bring about their return to the MacLaren's crew, but the jokes were solid before they started bashing us over the head with them. Also, where is the hatred for Victoria coming from? We have barely seen enough of her to hate. Speaking of which, the show is wasting a lot of potential like the Ted/Victoria and Robin/Nick relationships on shticky gags that never pan out. Robin has been the most solid character this season so far and has barely had a storyline to herself. Writers, let's change this. (5.5/10)
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