Sunday, April 1, 2012

Season 1, Episode 18: "The Stable Boy"

"I should have let her die on that horse"-Regina
Wow. I said that this was going to b the best episode since "Skin Deep". It wasn't as good, but it was pretty incredible. That's the third time OUAT has made me cry. So, with that in mind, let's get started. 

Regina has done some horrible, horrible things. I mean really horrible. But one can't help but feel bad for her here. We all felt bad for Rumple when he lost love. We all felt bad for Grumpy when he lost love. It would be insane not to feel bad for Regina, too. No one deserves what was inflicted on her. However, I did have a major problem with this storyline. It was predictable. I've always felt like these writers are famous for never doing what's expected. Yet I'm sure most of us knew exactly what was coming after the first 10 minutes of the episode. But this is, of course, a minor flaw in an otherwise flawless episode. But it needed to be said. 
Snow White also was stuck in a place she didn't deserve to be in. You can deny it all you want, but it really wasn't her fault. Regina just needed someone to blame besides her mother. Snow only wanted to help Regina. And even though she told the secret and ruined her life, she didn't kill Regina's lover. Cora did. And not only did she do that, she also ruined Snow's life, and turned her daughter into the evil witch that she is. Now we know why Regina takes the hearts of other. Because one was taken from her. 
Mary Margaret continuously sabotages herself. When I saw the sneak peeks I couldn't help but scream "When Mr. Gold says don't answer you DON'T ANSWER!". And even though she's not guilty of murder (ever though no one is guilty of murder), she does a real good job of looking like she is, even without Regina's aid. Of course she doesn't really have to worry about that now. And that brings us to....
Katherine. Just wanted to let you all know that I KNEW IT. I knew she was alive. And now I'm thrilled for a lot of reasons. First off, Mary M and David can FINALLY be together. Secondly, Regina will be exposed (which isn't actually as great as I thought it would be, after seeing this episode.). And finally, we can move on to the stuff I think we're all a bit more curious about. Like the stranger. And Belle. 
Emma is a really complex character. She knows that book is true. She just won't acknowledge it. She's seen the keys, she saw Jefferson, and she's seen a whole lot more. She was really just a supporting character here, as was August. They said they'd be dropping hints about what he's doing in Storybrooke. And according a little dialogue between him and Henry, he wants people to remember. According to the promo for the next episode, it has something to do with Gold. Anyone got any ideas?
Speaking of Mr. Gold....what is his plan? It's pretty clear he doesn't give a crap about Mary M or Regina. But he does care about Emma. Or at least, he cares about getting everyone out of Storybrooke, or getting them to remember, or something along those lines. The point is, he knows Emma won't want anything to do with him if he doesn't get Mary M out of this. And that won't be very hard, seeing as how Katherine isn't even dead. It was a common idea that Gold would double-cross Regina and help Emma, but I wasn't sure he would. Now I am. 

-Anyone else notice the guy interviewing Mary M was King George? Kind sucks, no? A lot of us were hoping he died. 
-What happened to Cora? She's obviously not in Storybrooke.
-Will we see Cora again?
-What's Gold going to do?
-Who is this 'August W. Booth'? And what's he doing in little Storybrooke, Maine?
-Will  Regina be exposed?
-When are we going to see Belle again!?!?
Okay. That one's just my question. But the writers did say we were going to see her again toward the end of the season. Well, there's only four episodes left. Where is she!? Sorry. That's the end of my rant. 

"The Return"

The fate of Rumplestiltskin's son Baelfire is revealed. Mr. Gold tries to expose August’s true identity; Regina is confronted about her involvement in Kathryn’s disappearance; David hopes to reconcile with Mary Margaret.
Please don't kill off Gold....


  1. This is great!

    Reading your synopsis made me question: maybe August is Gold's son?? It's sort of a stretch but we don't know what happened to him. And it doesn't make sense that Gold/Rumpel... would make a curse that wouldn't benefit him. So maybe he created the curse to somehow get his son back in the real world?

  2. Ok now I feel dumb because after reading your previous posts, you address this as being one of the most popular theories. Sorry! That's what I get for being a late follower I guess :)

  3. So glad to have found a OUAT blog!!!!

    I loved this episode. It was definitely one of my favorites. I felt sorry for Regina, but her anger was definitely misplaced. I guess it was easier for her to eventually confront Snow rather than her own mother, which she seemed to be afraid of.

    I wasn't surprised when Katherine showed up either, but now I can't wait to see what her story will be. Of course, wherever she's been all this time she might not even remember. She seemed pretty disconnected, sort of like David was in the forest during his black out.

    What I can't wait to discover is what exactly was happening to August near the river/Troll Bridge. Is it an injury, or does something happen once he crosses a certain boundary line of Storybrooke? Does it have to do with the water? (After his whole 'water is magical' speech to Emma).

    So many questions... but I love those questions!

    My latest guess is that he's Baelfire. Of course, I keep changing my mind. :p

    Sorry for rambling. I tend to do that. Lol!


  4. And what about August as Henry's father? And if so the Emma's one and unique love? If he has a lot of interest in Henry's book, it 'll be' a reason for that.

    1. I can see where that theory comes from...but to me it really doesn't make sense. Emma would remember him, and he would remember her (although there isn't any evidence that he doesn't.) The point is, If he was Henry's dad, Emma would remember him.
      I think he's probably Baelfire.

  5. I'm also wondering if he's the boy that found Emma beside the road when she was born. My #1 guess for now is Baelfire. I have a feeling we'll have our answer in the next episode.



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