Sunday, December 15, 2013

Season 3, Episode 11: "Going Home"

"Your happy ending may not be what you expect, but that is what makes it special"-Mary Margaret/Snow
Hey ya'll! Sorry I was MIA last week, my computer was broke and I couldn't write this. Anyway, this episode was CRAZY GOOD! I mean, besides the fact that I was really confused about some of the things. A lot of things, actually. But still, GREAT EPISODE!

FTL FLASHBACKS:
Okay, so IMHO the Snow/Charming flashback was pointless. They have rehashed that whole thing SO many times. It's obnoxious at this point. 
Looks like there was a little bit of Hookerbell romance, if you ask me! I'd like to see more than that, it was super interesting. I'd like more clarification on the whole "after all we've been through together..." thing. 
The cute little Rumbelle bit was really nicely done. It was like a whisper of season 1 whisked through the show. And the fact that it was Bae's birthday was just really sweet. i loved that. This was my favorite flashback, honestly. 
I believe this was all the flashbacks? Forgive me if there was another, and please remind me and I'll add it!

STORYBROOKE:
Okay, so I don't want to go through this character-wise so I'm sort of just going to give a rundown of what happened+my thoughts!
The start of the episode, with Peter Pan telling Felix that he never loved Rumple was incredibly messed up for a lot of reasons. First off, in "Think Lovely Thoughts", Pan told Rumple that he never forgot about him, but then here he's like "hahahaha I never loved Rumple lol." And I feel like if Felix was actually the thing Pan loved most, he would have felt a lot more remorse. 
Next up, with Pan and Rumple in the shop, it was once again incredibly effed up. It was kind of like reassurance that Pan actually does not love Rumple at all. Robbie Kay, though. That boy is so amazing I was in shock at his acting in this scene. Amazing. Robert Carlyle also. They're both just so amazing. 
The other crazy scene in this episode came after that, when Peter Pan froze everybody. Now I must say that Rumple's dagger drama with his Papa was so brilliantly done. The fact that he kissed his Papa goodbye was amazing. I could tell by the tumblr reaction that some people were bothered by this scene and the whole thing with Belle, but I thought it was great and Emilie de Ravin was GREAT. 
I thought through all the goodbyes "wow that's one slow moving curse."
The Henry/Regina moment was really sweet. 
The ending was so lost-esque oh my god. 
All the things I am confused about are in the initial reactions podcast at onceodcast.com. seriously, listen to that and my entire plight will be explained. 

LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
- What bad thing do you think happened to everybody?
-How did Hook get back?
-does everybody have their memories still or...?
-Do you think Rumple is actually dead?
-May we have Robbie Kay back please?
-I cannot believe we have to wait until March 9th oh my od. 

I have so many more questions but they are escaping me right now. If you wanna chat or have questions or whatever just hit me up on twitter @OUAFanBlog! Thanks so much!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Season 3, Episode 10: "The New Neverland"

Apologies, my darlings, but as my computer's wifi router is busted and I'm writing this from my phone, this week's review is going to be late :( so sorry!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Season 3, Episode 9: "Save Henry"

"I sacrificed everything to build this life, and nothing will stop me from my revenge!"-Regina

Hi guys! So, blogger is being a total brat today (shocker) and so I'm really sorry this post is kind of late. I liked tonight's episode though! I mean, yeah, some stuff was dumb but for the most part I really liked it. The twist ending was fabulous, and everything else was pretty good too. This season is honestly so good, you guys. They've really stepped up their game this year.

Storybrooke Flashbacks:
This, to me, was clearly the better part of the episode. It showed so much of Regina that we have not seen for a while. It all was very interesting because it portrayed Regina as very selfish, which we all can admit that she is. I recently re-watched the pilot and in that episode they basically set up the idea that Regina didn't really love Henry. It almost seemed like that here because Regina wanted Henry for herself, not for him, and it took almost losing him for her to realize how important a mother was for him to have.
Now, the other big character of this segment was Mr. Gold. Now, if you all recall, Gold actually didn't remember. He remembered nothing until he heard Emma's name in the pilot. I love that because it makes Gold so much more diabolical. It trips up Regina so bad and it was so great and I just loved it. I also loved that first scene with Regina and Rumple in the cell. It was all really lovely and it reminded me of season 1.
We also saw Dr Whale! I love Whale so I got really fangirly when he came on screen.
Also, Sydney was in the episode kind of!
And just all those SB people, it was fabulous.

Neverland:
So, I'm just going to let you guys know my whole stance on Regina's complaint that she has nothing and Emma has everything. See...it's kind of her fault. She's the one who killed her dad, and she's the one who wouldn't go in and meet her true love and all that. I'm not happy that Regina's life sucks because I love Regina, but that complaint was really hypocritical.
Emma and Neal were really good in this episode. I liked Emma's little speech to the lost boys and Neal's little moment with his dad. Although I totally didn't understand how Rumple got released from the box. Oh well.
Peter Pan is such a nasty little thing...but Robbie Kay is absolute perfection. Pan was everything he should have been in this episode, and it was great. I loved his whole creepy-appearing-in-the-ship thing. And I loved the plot twist with him possessing Henry. I'm so excited for next week with all this new stuff, I expect it will be nothing short of fabulous.
May I just say that it's so ridiculous that they are trying to make us think Hook is a good guy now? I'm sorry, and I know they do the same thing with Rumple and Regina and it's annoying there too, but are we really just going to forget all the crap Hook did in season 2? I'm sorry, but I'm never going to like this character, to be honest. It has nothing to do with me liking Swanfire or Swan Queen. It's just...Hook. Sorry to fans of him, he's just not a favorite of mine.
I hope we get lots of Snowing in Storybrooke!

Lingering Thoughts/Questions/Musings:
-How do you think this whole body-switch thing is gonna go down?
-Are you happy we're going back to Storybrooke?
-What did you think of the Henry adoption story?
-Do you want to see more of the love triangle stuff?
-What did you think of 'Save Henry'?

Alright, that's all from me! Hope you guys liked! Follow me on twitter at @OUAFanBlog and I will see your perfect faces on Thursday! Bye!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Season 3, Episode 8: "Think Lovely Thoughts"

"When Peter Pan lives...Henry will die"-Wendy
I'm baaaaaack!!!
Ok. Whew. I have to take a lot of deep breaths before I write this. 
Can I be honest with you guys? I thought this episode was pretty stupid before the last five minutes. And that makes me mad because most Rumple episodes are not stupid.
Don't get me wrong, a lot of this was super awesome, but some of it I just could not bring myself to like. Anyway, I'm going to start explaining why. 

Fairytale Land:
Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to give you a bullet list about what was wrong with the Rumple's dad backstory:
-That guy did NOT look or act like Robbie Kay at all. 
-Where was Rumple's mom?
-Is character development even a thing?
-Oh yes, it fully makes sense to just suddenly stop caring about your son. 
-Does he even have a name?
I just...I did not like this. And if I'm being honest with myself, it's because I love Peter Pan and in this episode they basically turned him into a weird, creepy, old guy. I think an awesome character like Pan deserves more than that. I guess it's kind of what the writers were going for though, since it definitely made me like Peter Pan a lot less. That's all I'm saying about this portion since Rumple honestly just stood by and got his heart broken. 
Neverland: 
Here's where I start being nice again:
Rumple/Pan confrontation=awesome! A+, writers, I liked it. Robert Carlyle played it so well. Robbie Kay was phenomenal. I loved it. I also was SHOCKED that the writers actually inflicted a real cliffhanger on the audience via Rumple! I mean, they've been playing the "Henry is your undoing" card all season, but then they chicken out and let him live. But they finally did something! I mean, it's not like I think they'll keep Rumple inside Pandora's box, but I think the fact they they even tried is kind of great. 
Same with Henry...woah, writers, did you really just do that???? I fully did not know you had that in you! And for the record, all my tweets about wanting Pan to live are kind of dead at this point. I mean, I still love Robbie Kay, but Peter Pan creeps me out now. It's very sad, actually. 
The Charmings/Regina did not do a lot of things here that shocked me or anything. They just hung out like they always do. 
Darling Pan just got beyond creepy. 

Lingering Thoughts/Questions/Musings:
-How do you think Pan's story will end?
-Can you believe we have to wait TWO WEEKS???
-How do you think Rumple and Henry will be saved?
-Do you think the show is predictable? I mean, I was certain that Pan was Rumple's dad, but only because I read a theory about it on tumblr. Honestly, I don't think I would have guessed it otherwise. 
-How do you feel about Pan being Rum's dad? I don't actually hate it, I just don't like how the show handled it. 
-What do you think is going to happen with all of these extra characters now?

That's all I've got! Thanks for reading and please follow me on twitter @OUAFanBlog. You guys are amazing and I will see all your awesome faces (not really, but let me have my moment) on Thursday!
PS: Chiefs fans- HAHAHAHAHA 
alright, I'm done now.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Short Posting Hiatus!

Because I could not complete my review this week (or even see the episode yet due to running around completing job applications) and I will be in Costa Rica this upcoming Sunday, the next time I will be posting a review is the Sunday after this next one.

As always, if you would like to fill in for me and write a review for either of the episodes that I missed, simply leave a comment or tweet me (@OUAFanBlog) and I'll get you a seashell from the beach on Sunday (plus I'll love you forever)

Thanks so much for your patience, guys!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Season 3, Episode 5: "Good Form"

"Does anyone know what happens to sailors who drink rum? They become pirates."-Killian Jones/Captain Hook
Alrighty! This was a decent episode. I definitely had some issues with it but for the most part, it was good. I'm also VERY excited for next week! (warning: spoilers are about to ensue) Ursula! Ariel! Ahhh, it's going to be great! Although I must say that I laughed so much when i saw Regina's Ursula geddup.
  
Hook Flashback/Fairytale Land(?)
Alright so, obviously, we got a tragic backstory on Hook to make it seem like he's actually a really good guy. It honestly wasn't that bad though. And actually when they were talking about his brother at the beginning I was like "brother...Killian Jones...Jones...Davy Jones??" But alas, I was wrong. It's just some weirdo named Liam so whatever. Either way, this story really did not bother me that much. Although that furry sail was really dumb. I really liked Colin o' Donoghue's acting in that last scene (the one where they decided to be pirates). That was really awesome even though the whole thing escalated kind of really quickly. But as far as things on ONCE that bug me go, this was pretty decent. Plus it was nice to get more backstory on Hook because I was getting bored with him just being some sassy pirate who hates Rumple and makes penis jokes all the time. 
Is Peter Pan the new Rumple? For real, it seems like he's in every story...
Neverland:
Alright, I'm going to say it right now: Emma seemed incredibly OOC in all her scenes with Hook. The whole Emma/Hook romance was just not built up enough. I feel like they were going for a Jack/Elizabeth sort of thing but this just had so much less impact than the kiss in "Dead Man's Chest". Don't get me wrong, I liked the Hook/Emma kiss, but there was just not enough buildup for it to be extremely meaningful. The aftermath though! The way Hook touched his mouth all sexy-like and Emma had that look on her face. . .to me, that was better than anything they have done with Captain Swan in the past. This is not took say that Emma and Hook have such a beautiful love that was clearly intended from the start because it wasn't. At least, I do not think it was. I really think this is a 'shippers wanted it' sort of thing. 
I knew they weren't going to kill off Charming. The writers are boring in that department. That's all I'm saying on this. 
Hook was actually pretty cool here except for when he suddenly had this intense interest in Emma. (I'm sorry guys, but it was SO sudden). I liked that he saved Charming and didn't take Pan's deal. I think it was actually more about the fact that Hook is actually a decent person (which I've always thought. I never really say Hook as a serious villain) than his need to make Emma love him! I'm looking at this as character development as opposed to his chivalry for Emma.
Henry did not like the mirror-skyping, and I want to see where that goes. 
Pan is awesome. I'm going to be so mad if they kill him off because he is actually the coolest. 
Everyone else was kinda dumb so they don't get their names in bold today. 

Lingering thoughts/Questions/Musings:
- So like where was Neal...and Rumple...and Belle? Is Belle even still on this show?
-How much do you wanna bet that Charming will find some powerful water or something of that nature to leave Neverland? You're whimps, writers. Everyone knows it. 
-May we have some Peter Pan backstory please?\
-There was an apollo bar! Did anybody else see that!?
-What do you think will happen with Henry?
-What do you think will happen with Captain Swan? Swanfire?

Okay, that's all from me! Sorry there was no Wonderland review on Thursday, I promise there will be this week!! If you have questions or comments either put them here or tweet me @OUAFanBlog. Thank you guys!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Season 3, Episode 4: "Nasty Habits"

"I'm not a boy anymore, Felix. And I sure as hell ain't lost."-Neal/Baelfire
Hello, and sincere apologies! Being the Colorado inhabitant that I am, missing the remainder of the *disappointing* football game was simply out of the question, so that's my excuse.  Anyway, this episode was awesome to me! I mean, it wasn't fantasically high quality, but it was ridiculously entertaining! I was not bored for even a second. I think that these episodes just keep getting better, and that's certainly a change from last season, where we would get decent episode, then crappy episode, then kinda-okay episode. . .this season is just awesome by comparison. 
  
Fairytale Land:
I'm so excited that they told he Pied Piper/Peter Pan story! Someone tweeted me saying it was stupid, but I humbly disagree. I think it was an excellent way to display a lot of new things about Rumple, Bae, and even Peter Pan. When they revealed that Peter and Rum and even more backstory than we had originally assumed, I was almost giddy because I know that story is going to be so fantastic and we might get to see a young Rumple, which is so beyond any awesomeness I could have predicted! I think that story will reveal more about Peter than anything else, and also a lot about Rumpelstiltskin. 
Now, I think that this episode really delved into Rumpelstiltskin's character because it showed exactly how terrified he was of abandonment. Everyone left him, and it only seemed rational in his mind that Bae would do the same. It showed me a lot about Rumple, and as usual, Robert Carlyle played it magnificently. 
Baelfire was, well. . .I don't really know how to describe it. A lot of people, including me, were like "what an ungrateful kid!" but in actuality, Bae has watched his father kill people and the thing that upset him was that Rumpelstiltskin didn't think he would stay. That's actually pretty amazing. He really loved his Papa, and I think he still does. It's such an interesting relationship and I really loved how they did this. 

Neverland:
Okay, okay, so I'm going to just talk about this Charming death thing. Can I be totally real with you guys? I think these writers are such pussies and they are never actually going to kill off Prince Charming. They were gonna do it in season 1 and they flaked out so I really doubt they could get it up to do it this time. However, if they do I will probably just sit there on my couch screaming "OH MY GOD! THESE REALLY ARE THE WRITERS OF LOST!" Cause if you haven't seen Lost, I'll tell you one thing about it: they never flaked out on killing main characters. 
So I guess Henry has taken acid like all the other kids and now he's dancing and just yolo-ing it up. I don't know what they were going for with that ending but that's what I got from it. I guess dancing leads to hating your parents now. Maybe Adam and Eddy grew up in that town from Footloose. I am so sorry you guys, I know this is kind of a serious plotline but all I can do is make fun of it, forgive me. 
Rumple and Bae--oh crap, I meant Neal! Stop yelling at me, B--Neal! Seriously, why did Bae feel so insulted when people called him by the name that he was given by his parents when he was born? Anyway, I did like their whole confrontation and the fact that Rumple finally told his son about the prophecy. I think that the whole "something to live for" bit was a little ridiculous though. I mean, if anything, realizing that Bae was alive should only have motivated Rumple because he knows his son will hate him if any harm befalls Henry. But whatever. 
Belle being in Rumple's imagination is clearly only a part of the show to please the shippers. How about we actually see some of Storybrooke, hmmm?
Emma's speech about Neal was amazingly sweet, and her parent's reactions were really genuine. It was a nice touch and I loved it. 

Lingering Thoughts/Questions/Musings:
-Peter Pan's history with Rumple. I gotta know. 
-Is David actually gonna die?
-Is Henry gonna want to go back with Emma? Remember who is Daddy is. I think he will. 
-Was Henry actually asleep that whole time?
-The fact that they said "nasty habits" like 1800000000 times was so cheesy, just sayin. 
-Thoughts as to the Emma/Hook situation? Emma/Neal? I think a little Swan Queen could settle this. . .
-A lot of stuff that they established in the last episode kinda like fell off the face of the earth here.
-Are we ever gonna get to see SB?

That's all! Hope ya'll liked! Comment with your thoughts or hit me up on twitter @OUAFanBlog :) Thanks guys, you all are fabulous!

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Episode 2: "Trust Me"

Sorry it's late!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Season 3, Episode 3: "Quite a Common Fairy"

"When you love someone, you don't keep it in. You say it."-Neal/Baelfire
So after one mediocre episode and a halfway-decent one, the season is FINALLY taking off! This episode was fabulous, in my opinion, and it seems to have caused quite a stir with the fans. Some view this as a bad thing, but I think it's awesome that they've gotten such a strong reaction. And yes, as per usual, they could have done some things differently, but the quality of this episode definitely surpasses that of those before it. 

Fairytale Land:
Alright so we (unfortunately)  have The Blue Fairy to discuss. Now, she might just be the most confusing damn character on this show, actually. She seems to be constantly ruining everyone's life, whether it be intentional. And slay me for saying this, but she seemed to be a bit like a religion metaphor here, just in the sense that we had Tink say "Well that's not very fairy-like" and Blue tell her that was too bad and that Regina was a bad sort of person who did not deserve help. Was it just me who noticed that? Anyway, a lot of people seem to be thinking that the blue fairy is the evil mastermind behind everything on the show that goes wrong. Thoughts?
Tinkerbell was quite opposite the Disney version. She was so sweet and helpful as opposed to being hilariously jealous. It kind of worked though, and I can't complain much about it. To an extent though, she seemed like nothing more than a foil character for Regina, which is unfortunate. 
Regina was interesting here because we got to see that she isn't so much a victim as everyone says. She ran away from her own happiness. That's understandable, of course, just from a real-life perspective. Letting go of pain can make you feel like there won't be anything left of you (those are my deep thoughts for the day, guys.). Honestly, I thought it was good writing, and an interesting twist in the story.The whole thing with her telling Tink that she was a crappy fairy was really just weird, though. I didn't like it, but maybe that was just me.
Neverland:
The whole Tink/Regina standoff was absolutely the worst part of the episode for me. I thought it was dumb. It was well written, as everything by Jane Espenson is, but still dumb. I mean, who is Regina to be giving lectures about being a good fairy?
This Emma/Hook shenanigans seems like it's only there to please fans. To me it honestly feels like it is paining the writers to have to do it. It should be interesting though. I just feel like it's weird for both of the characters, though I did appreciate Regina's "Because your boyfriend wants to?" line and Mary Margaret's  "OMG she just lost Neal!" Let the shipper wars begin!
The Emma/Regina thing is just too complicated for me to wrap my head around. See, I like SwanQueen. Ya'll know I do. I just don't understand how the writers can be so insistent on avoiding it. It's a weird thing to discuss because the writers have completely sunk the idea, but they've still got this huge fan base for it and. . .I don't know. I really just don't know, guys. 
David I guess is like dying or something but won't tell Snow. Okay. 
Peter Pan is the coolest. I seriously would kill for his backstory at this point. 

Present FTL:
I am so happy that Neal found a way back to Emma before that guylinered punk got his hands on her. I'm kidding, but seriously, I think a Emma/Neal/Rumple/Henry reunion is in order asap. 
Now, okay. We have this whole Robin Hood is Regina's soulmate and I just...I mean, I respect that the writers aren't just doing what a couple fans wanted but to me this is really random. It's like they're handing us this thing like "Here you go Regina fans! Now STFU about her being alone. No, SwanQueen is not happening." Am I alone in thinking this? I mean, I'm trying to trust the show to handle it well, but honestly I have some serious trust issues with ONCE. 
The silver lining to this episode (which was already pretty good) was the Mulan/Aurora thing that they FINALLY established. I could not have been any happier. And yes, I cried when Aurora said she was pregnant. Like goddamn Phillip, control your effing sperm. It's going to be such a great story and I am SO excited for it. I honestly can't believe there's fans freaking out about it like it's a bad thing. The story's not over, and it's going to be freaking awesome. 

Lingering Thoughts/Questions/Musings:
-It's like Zoey from HIMYM said: "Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things." So yeah, maybe the show destroyed the hearts of SwanQueen shippers, but Sleeping Warrior is happening you guys! Though in all honesty, I don't feel at all like SwanQueen is being replaced. 
-Peter Pan backstory. Now. I demand it. 
-Regina/Robin Hood? Thoughts? I mean, I was kinda hoping for some Evil Charming action with green-glowy dude. Damn. 
-More Tinkerbell?
-Are we like ever going to actually see Phillip? Just wondering...
-What do you think Tink and Hook's backstory is?

Thanks for reading!! I hope ya'll have a fabulous week and I will see you all on Thursday for Wonderland goodness :) Follow me on twitter @OUAFanBlog. I love you all!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wonderland: Season 1, Episode 1 (Pilot)

As promised, just a short podcast for you dearies to listen to, if you watched!
If you didn't, I would recommend it. I love the ideas they have for this show.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Plan For Wonderland!


So, if any of you have seen the promos for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland then you know that it looks absolutely fantastic and I certainly don't want to ignore it.

Basically, I'm super damn lazy when it comes to writing full blown reviews and since I know that a lot of you might not even watch Wonderland, I'm just going to do short podcasts for each episode. Please take the time to listen if you can!

Anyway, that's that. Just wanted to let ya'll know. I'm super stoked for Thursday, Wonderland seriously looks amazing!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Season 3, Episode 2: "Lost Girl"

"You may have been a princess, but you will never be a queen"-Regina
 Hello everyone! It's so good to be back! I hope ya'll had a lovely day (I'm sure you did as long as you're not a cowboys fan. Sorry, I had to.). This episode was...um...well, honestly I don't know. It was not bad, but I think they could have done better. There were some awesome aspects and then some thing that were just totally hit and miss. Anyway, enough of me being annoying, on with the review!
Fairytale Land:
So, this was a lot about Snow and Charming and honestly, it was probably the most irritating part of the episode. I think that the writers have approached Snowing a lot of different ways and this one was always just...bad. I remember last year's "Lady of the Lake" or season 1's "Snow Falls", or "7:15 AM" and I just think that those Snowing-centric episodes were much better done than this one. I like that they support each other, but in my mind Snowing is really not as sappy as this shows they are. 
Regina was the better part of this. I love evil-Regina. I find her to be so much better and more interesting than the Regina we get in Storybrooke or the one we're getting right now. Regina's character is really flip-floppy, honestly. I think that's because the writers are trying to please everyone and sacrificing good writing to make that happen. Either way, she was really cool in FTL this episode and I loved that. 
The dwarfs were my absolute favorite. I loved them being sort of like older brothers to Snow, it was fabulous. 

Neverland:
Alright so I'm going to clump everybody who was annoying into one group and talk about them as briefly as possible. Snow, David, and Regina. So, they're pointless right now. Completely. I don't know what the writers were trying to pull with this, but it's super dumb. I don't know. That''s all I have to say about that. 
Hook is definitely not one of my favorite characters, but he was not that bad here. I liked him and his bromance with Charming, and I liked his whole flirtation with Emma to some extent. I wish we got some better backstory with Hook though. His character is falling flat for me because we don't know much about him. I think that was something Lost did really well. They made sure every character had a really good backstory so you felt connected to everyone. 
Emma was awesome. I like her toughness and her disapproval of Snow and Charming's bs. It was great. Much applause to Jen Morrison for selling that. 
And now, of course, we have the Rumpel/Belle thing. So, I love rumbelle. You guys know I do. But I fully thought that this entire little thing was only in the episode to please the shippers. It was not bad, but it was a little pointless. I'm really being totally condescending though because if there was no rumbelle I'd also be upset. I don't know how to feel about this just ignore me. Emilie de Ravin looked absolutely stunning here though, she is flawless. 
Finally, Peter Pan. He is awesome. I really like him as a villain, but also just as a character in general. He's clearly got some amazing backstory that we had better hear. I'm so excited for Peter and I know that he's going to be awesome. Peter Pan wins my favorite character award for this episode. That should be a thing, shouldn't it? The favorite character award per episode?

Lingering Thoughts/Questions/Musings:
-So, the doll is from Rum's dad? Do you think we'll get that story in an episode?
-How are ya'll liking Peter Pan?
-Those Lost references. I honestly feel like they should rename this show "Fairytale characters visit the island"
-No Henry here. Good? Bad? Why???
-Tinker Bell next week!!
-How did ya'll like the episode?
-So, Merlin exists, and Camelot exists. Thoughts?
-No Neal. No Aurora. No Mulan. That's a little upsetting to me, actually. 
-I'm going to make a post about OUAT in Wonderland because it looks awesome!!!

Thanks for reading! Please follow me of twitter (@OUAFanBlog) and leave your comments and such. I love you all, stay magical and I will see you guys on thursday because I have plans for OUAT in Wonderland ;)


 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Season 3, Episode 1: "The Heart of the Truest Believer"

"He said that I'm a villain, and villains don't get happy endings. Do you believe that?"-Regina

Hey guys! Sorry this is so late! I was in "Beauty and the Beast" and we had eight shows in five days and one of them happened to be at six pm on Sunday. 

I also have a bunch of reviews to write today on my other blog, so this one is a video. I hope ya'll don't mind. 


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Season 2, Episode 22: "And Straight on Till Morning"

"I will see you again"-Belle
I know that's not the best quote but I couldn't find another one so please forgive me (and make suggestions because I know there were some great quotes in there). 
This finale was INCREDIBLE. Much better than last season, in my opinion, and I think that it is very indicative of a beautiful season 3. So, without further ado. . .

                                                                        THE FAIRYTALE WORLD:
 This was so odd and confusing but at the same time good, I just. . .

Okay, so: Baelfire. I tweeted during the episode that this kid deserves the Best Son Ever award or something like that because MY GOD does that kid love his parents. I honestly expected him to hate his mom and dad for abandoning him, and especially hate Rumple for killing Milah. The fact that he blamed the whole thing on Hook basically proves to me that he trusts and loves his parents more than anything, even if he won't admit it to himself. Bae was so great in this episode. Dylan Schmid is incredible. That is all. 
And then we have Hook. I have said multiple times that I have no idea what the point of his character is, and I am not taking it back, but I kind of liked him in FTL here. I thought it was kind of sweet that he wanted to be a family with Bae and Milah, even though it was definitely selfish. It it well with him, and I liked it. 
This whole Peter Pan Thing is so odd though. It should be very interesting for next season, but right now I have no idea what to think. 
Mulan/Aurora/Phillip(?)/Neal are all back! That's going to be excellent for next season!

STORYBROOKE:
Regina was fantastic. Lana Parilla plays her so well and everything about her in this episode was perfect. Also, the Swan Queen moments were excellent. I was very pleased. 
The fact that Henry went over to Regina instead of the Charmings was an incredible move by the writers. It's realistic though. Regina is the one who raised him, and it is only sensible that he go to her at that moment. 
Emma and the Charmings were also great. I honestly just loved everything and everyone in this episode, can you tell?
Hook just needed to pick a side, he was kind of annoying me in SB. 
Greg and Tamara are becoming slightly fascinating.I really want to see what their whole top-secret-agency-thing is about. It's very Lost-esque. I can't wait to see what's going on there. 
My favorite part of this whole deal was definitely Mr. Gold and Belle though. They were absolutely great in every way. I love them together, I love what Eddy and Adam did with them here, and I just love what they have set up. Next season is going to be phenomenal, I can feel it. Especially since Belle is going to be running the town now. It's just going to be great, guys. Absolutely great. 

LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS.MUSINGS:
-WHAT ON EARTH WITH THAT PICTURE AT THE END
-How will Henry be Rumple's undoing?
-What's up with Greg and Tamara?
-In case you didn't know, ONCE has been renewed for a season 3. 
-What's up with this Peter Pan freakazoid?
-How are we going to make it till September?
-Is Hook finally over this revenge stuff?
-Ok, so...remember in "The Cricket Game" when Cora killed Archie but it wasn't really Archie? Yeah, who was that?
-What do you think will happen with Neal/Aurora/Mulan/Phillip? Also why is Phillip even there I thought Sleeping Warrior was totally going to happen. 
-What do you think will happen to Henry?

And that's all I've got! I can't believe the season is over! Sometime this week I'm going to make a post that's basically a countdown of all the episodes by order of how much I liked them (and yes, I already know what number 1 is going to be.). So check back here, and I'll update you guys on twitter @OUAFanBlog. I love you all, have a fantastic summer, and stay magical!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Season 2, Episode 21: "Second Star to the Right"

"I need you. . .I love you"-Emma
Sorry if ya'll aren't as Swanfire crazy as me, but we all have to admit that that was definitely the quote of the episode. And wow was this a GREAT episode. In comparison with last year's "An Apple Red as Blood", I thought this episode was incredible, and I was very pleased, if not amazingly conflicted throughout it. 
LONDON/BAELFIRE FLASHBACKS:
From the second I saw Bae with Wendy, I was so conflicted because I love Emma/Neal with all my heart but my God Bae/Wendy is cute. That girl who played Wendy was very pretty and Dylan Schmid is ADORABLE. Besides that, I didn't think that Wendy and her family were incredibly relevant in this. I wish they could have spent more time on this segment, but that's really difficult with all the stuff that was going on in Storybrooke. 
Now, The Shadow is very, very weird. If that is OUAT's version of Peter Pan I am not sure how I feel about it. I think a Hook/Shadow showdown would look really dumb, if you get my drift. 
Bae was excellent. Completely. He's incredibly brave, and the fact that he sacrificed himself for Micheal was a prime example of it. There has been lots of Neal/Bae hate going on lately so I think this was Eddy and Adam's way of saying "Look at this cutie. Look how sweet he is. Don't you wish he was your boyfriend when you were a teenager? Yeah, so stop hating on him shut up." I was really glad we got a Baelfire episode, and that it was super good. 
STORYBROOKE:
Stop the Regina torture! I mean really, hasn't she gotten enough of this kind of thing? That's all I've got to say on that subject. 
Snow and Charming weren't bad in this episode. I liked their contribution, and they were a good icing on the cake. 
Owen/Greg is so dumb. Tamara was able to kill Neal without any hard feelings, so if he really trusts her then he is a complete moron. 
Tamara is actually a really good villain. Personally, I never liked Cora as the main bad guy so I am perfectly alright with Tamara angering me as much as she does. The whole thing about them being part of some cult called "the believers" was so dumb though. I actually could have sworn for a second that they said "beliebers" that's how dumb it was. 
Ok, so Lacey and Gold were probably one of my favorite parts of the episode. Yeah, I like Lacey. Sue me. I think she's great, and I don't want her to go away yet. I love Belle too, don't get me wrong, but right now Lacey is really interesting to me and I want to see more of her. I think if in the finale they make her Belle again then it was sort of pointless to even erase her memory in the first place if she's only going to be Lacey for that short of time. 
And finally: Emma and Neal. Both JMo and MRJ did such a good job in this episode, especially during the portal scene. I love the chemistry they have, and when they said "I love you" to one another I died a little. However, there is something I would like to address: People seem to like saying that it's dumb for Emma to still be in love with Neal and that it's unrealistic. I completely disagree. Personally, I know that if someone that I loved a long time ago showed up in my life again, it would be hard for that spark not to come back, especially when everything ended in such an unfinished way. Plus, Emma has a child with Neal and saw how well they got along. It is perfectly rational for her to be in love with him, just thought I'd clarify that. 

LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
-What do you think really happened to Owen's dad? I mean, I guess he died, but how did that really happen?
-What's going to happen to Neal?
-Who do you think is the head of "the believers"?
-I feel like we're finally going to know what the actual point of Hook is, which is awesome.
-*spoilers* Mulan/Aurora/Phillip are going to be back next week! Thoughts?
-Lacey or Belle? Any other thoughts on this work also. 
-How'd ya'll like the Darlings?
-Henry being Rumple's undoing?
-Can you believe next week is the finale? This season has flown by!

Okay guys, that's it from me! If you wanna discuss it further or ask me stuff, either leave a comment or hit me up on twitter @OUAFanBlog. Thanks so much and stay magical!




Sunday, April 28, 2013

Season 2, Episode 20: "The Evil Queen"

"I was the queen"-Regina
I actually really liked this one. It had some good stuff going on. Its really nice setup for the rest of the season, I think. I actually am sort of in a rush so forgive this review if it sucks. 

THE FAIRYTALE WORLD:
This was a really awesome segment. I was really, really happy with it. 
Rumple was looking very Skin Deep, and I really liked that. I especially enjoyed the return of his red vest ensemble. 
Regina and Snow were really cool here. I think it's funny that they are incredibly similar and are very capable of getting along, yet allow petty hatred of one another to cloud their judgement. I think that they are very capable of getting along and clearly the writers were agreeing with me. 

STORYBROOKE:
Okay, this part was a little rough but whatever. 
Emma and Henry pretty great in this. I really liked their whole dynamic. They were definitely my favorite part of this. Especially Henry being a little Swanfire shipper.
Neal obviously still loves Emma and should just admit it.  
Regina wasn't really doing much in SB besides talking about this reset button which sounds like a terrible idea. Although going back to FTL sounds like a horrible plan also so I don't really know how to feel at this point. 
I really don't understand the point of Hook at all. He has done nothing but wander around making sex jokes all season. And now he's teaming up with Tamara and Greg who both really anger me. I really wish they would go away because having them on the show is just dumb IMO. 
We saw Maleficent! She was looking real rough though. 
Snow and Charming didn't do anything except cry over beans. 



LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
-Do ya'll think it would be a good idea for everyone to go back to the enchanted forest?
-Does anyone else think the whole Tamara/Greg scandal is totally stupid?
-What do you think of all this "reset button" shenanigans?
-What did you guys think of the promo for next week?

Okay so, that was a really crappy review for a really good episode. You guys can save me with your comments. Anyway, thanks for reading, I love you guys. If you have any questions or whatever then hit me up on twitter @OUAFanBlog. Stay magical and I'll see you guys next week!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Season 2, Episode 19: "Lacey"

"You're not who I thought you were. . .and I'm glad"-Lacey/Belle

So, this episode was actually really great. I loved it, even though it was so dumb at some points. I don't know. . .I guess it was just because I was having a really bad week and this episode just really helped with that. It seems like everyone is pretty happy with this one though, and with good reason. 
THE FAIRYTALE WORLD:
Alright, so I'm just going to say this right now: What is the point of Robin Hood? Because he actually did absolutely nothing to contribute to the show. I mean, the promos were like: A NEW HERO WILL EMERGE! But he didn't even do anything! He just stole a wand and then healed some chick (probably Maid Marian) who we may or may not see again. We didn't even see him in Storybrooke! I'm just confused, and I'm sick of the promos being misleading. 
On a happier note, Rumpelstiltskin and Belle were so great in this episode. I liked that it showed a much different side to them in FTL than we saw in "Skin Deep". I didn't really like it better, but I still liked it and I was happy that we got it. It was also kind of interesting to see that there was a point in time when they were neither friends nor lovers, and that was really cool. Plus the parallels between this and what happened in SB were hilarious and great. 
  
STORYBROOKE:
I'm just going to start with Tamara and Greg because I hate them so much.   I honestly do not think their existence is necessary and I made that pretty clear on my tumblr. I really hope we can be done with them because the show is perfectly fine without meaningless conflicts like this. 
Hook in that trailer thingy was hilarious. I'm sorry, but I laughed so hard. 
I liked seeing Anton. He's cool, and I liked how buddy-buddy he was with Emma. 
Emma and Neal just need to figure this thing out. Clearly they both love Henry and it looks like they also love each other. The issue is Tamara, which is stupid, and again, meaningless conflict. 
Do Snow and Charming want to go back or not? I feel like this is always on the cusp of being resolved but then never is. 
Regina was her lovely, evil self tonight and that was awesome. I love it when she's like this, and I think it's great that we are seeing the character that we originally fell in love with in season 1. 
And now for the biggie: Lacey (and Gold). Personally, I like Lacey. I think she's funny and clever, she's just a little bit lost and doesn't know what exactly to do with herself. I was really intrigued by her and I'm curious as to what she's going to offer Mr. Gold in the future. I think that their relationship is going to be really interesting to explore (especially since I've just gotten word that next weeks episode is written by the one and only Jane Espenson). 

LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
-The dream at the beginning was so freaky, but I'm glad that they brought up the whole "Henry is Rumple's undoing" thing because I thought we'd dropped that. 
-Do you think Lacey will eventually remember that she's Belle?
-How about Greg's dad? I mean, "Welcome to Storybrooke" was probably my favorite episode this season, so I think we should further that storyline. 
-The Rumple/Charming bromance is the best thing on the show. I was laughing through that whole segment. 
-What do you think happened to that wand Robin Hood stole?
-What do you think will happen to Hook now?
-Do you think Neal or someone else will catch on to Greg and Tamara's shenanigans? 
-Why is Tamara calling Owen Greg? Doesn't she know who he is?
-What is the point of Robin Hood?
-Do you think they should go back to FTL? 

That's all I've got! Stay magical, I'll see ya'll next week! And remember, no more breaks for this season! Yay! If you all have questions or want to discuss some more, leave a comment or hit me up on twitter @OUAFanBlog

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Season 2, Episode 18: "Selfless, Brave, and True"

"I've lived a life of selfishness, cowardice, and dishonesty, and only I can cure that. Not magic. Not science. Just me."-August W. Booth/Pinnochio
You guys, I am so sorry! This should not be this late, I am a horrible blog owner. Forgive me! I didn't even get to see the episode until Monday night. 
So, this episode was. . .um. . .well, in all honesty it was really bad. I have no idea how else to put it because so much of it was just dumb. I'm going to structure a bit differently this time since I have so many thoughts. Just bear with me, okay?

So, the August backstory was actually not that terrible. It provided some insight into his character and I loved the Lost-esque opening. The issue is that they did something amazingly racist in this segment, and that was the whole mystical Asian thing. The girls on the "Other Side of the Mirror" podcast were talking about this a lot, and I just know that Adam and Eddy are going to get massacred for it. Guys. This segment would have been pretty good if not for the Dragon. The Dragon was so dumb, especially because he has NOTHING to do with anything else going on in the show. 
Oh! Speaking of things that are completely ridiculous and stupid and pointless: Greg and Tamara. This was so unrealistic, strange, and disgusting that I wanted to die a little bit. First off, it was predicted by the fans instantly, which has done before with other things (nealfire). But with the whole Nealfire thing...it was actually a good idea that WORKED. There is nothing about this that works. It was predictable, and it's stupid. Sorry guys, I'm just really not amused by this.
Tamara as a character is just obnoxious, and we all know that she's just there to make an obstacle for Swanfire/Swan Thief. Her whole obsession with magic seems like it's just another thing to make her evil. I hope there is more to this that is less ridiculous. Also the taser is really, really dumb. How does taser beat mystical mushu? How does taser beat Pinnochio?
Also, I'm going to address the idea that there is racism presented in the fact that Tamara is "evil". I really don't think so. As it happens, yes, she is a woman of color, but I do not think the writers were taking a stab at other POCs with her character. I highly doubt Adam and Eddy were thinking that all black people are hoodlums who do around tasering everyone. It's a Tamara thing, not a POC thing.
The absolute worst thing in this was definitely that they made Pinnochio seven years old, though. I mean. . .
Wooden Swan shippers. . .I am so sorry. I know that if this happened to Neal or Emma, or to Rumpelstiltskin or Belle, I would be out to kill the writers. You guys do not deserve this.
As you all probably recall, in the episode "Manahattan", Mr. Gold says: "I can take away the pain", to which Nealfire responds, "Take away who I am? No thanks."
The point of me mentioning that quote this that they took away who August is. The utterly demolished his character by making him seven again. I can't think of any other way to put it. They should have killed him off. They really, really should have killed him off.
Okay, I'm almost done grilling the show, but there's one more thing I want to address, and that is dropped storylines. They have given us some really promising storylines throughout the season, and all of them get dropped instantly. Here are some examples:
-Belle being an amnesiac.
-Charming and Snow's arguing about going back to FTL gets occasional screentime, I guess.
-Mulan, Aurora, and Phillip.
-Regina wanting to get Henry back.
-Hook. Someone tell me: WHAT IS THE POINT OF HOOK?
-Henry being Rumple's undoing.
-We got about thirty seconds to address everything about the last episode. That had better not be the only thing we get.
I mean, instead of addressing all of these things, we meet "The Dragon" and find a way to drop the Pinnochio story!
Alright. That was my last complaint. Emma, Henry, Neal, Regina and Charming were all very nice in this episode. Snow was okay too.


LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
-What's the deal with Tamara? What do you guys think will happen with her?
-Do you think we'll see the Dragon again?
-Where do ya'll think Owen's dad is? Do you believe Regina?
-Aren't you just so overjoyed about the hiatus? *sarcasm*
-What'd ya'll think of August here?
-Was anyone else disappointed by the lack of Rumple? And basically every other character. . .
-How did you feel about this episode?

Okay, that's all from me! Have a bearable hiatus and stay magical! Hit me up on twitter if you have questions (@OUAFanBlog), or leave a comment.






Sunday, March 17, 2013

Season 2, Episode 17: "Welcome to Storybrooke"

"I'll find you, dad! I'll never stop looking!"-Owen
This was such a great episode. I am really starting to like the storyline that ONCE is creating. There are a lot of things that they can potentially do now, so I am very excited for the rest of the season. 

PAST STORYBROOKE
We got Graham back! I am so glad we saw him again in his sherriffy form. I really love Graham and even though he wasn't in a ton of the episode, I was satisfied with it. I was also fine with how they handled the relationship between Graham and Regina. I am sure many of you have seen the twitter shenanigans that was going on with Adam Horowitz and some ONCE fans over the Graham issue. I didn't know what they were going to do, and I had a hunch it would anger these activists no matter what, but whatever. I thought what thy did was fine, and it worked out well. 
The more important part of this was Regina. We now know the reason she wanted Henry. This whole segment was just so heartbreaking because literally all she wanted was to be happy and to share that happiness with someone. She just didn't know how. It's a common theme with Regina, and it was amazingly sad to see here. It's even worse that she totally terrified Owen and Kurt. 
Mr. Gold was so funny because Regina probably expected him to have his memories and he was just like "lol nope."
PRESENT STORYBROOKE
To be honest, I actually wasn't much into this whole thing. It was kind of stupid and not much happened, so I'm okay with the fact that they didn't spend too much time on it. 
So, Emma and Neal are now being lumped in with David and Mary M. We can call them "the four idiots". it can be a spinoff on ONCE when the show ends.
Henry was trying so hard to be a peacemaker, but he was not doing so good with it. 
You know what's messed up? Mr. Gold says "ok guys watch Belle or I'll kill you" and David and Mary M don't even bat an eye, but when MM is the one in trouble David is all like "YOU OWE ME SOMETHING". Like ok, you ditched his girlfriend and then saved his life so I think we're even.
I feel like ONCE should be called "Torture Regina Time". Seriously. 
I actually really dislike Greg/Owen. He bothers me even more now because Regina was like "I don't wanna hurt you ok just don't run away". And I feel like if he hadn't run away they could have been like "So Regina...this is my kid not yours and we live in New Jersey and we're gonna get you your own kid cause I know you and the sheriff are banging. Sound good? Ok, peace." They were being too dramatic about it.

LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
-What do you think will happen with Owen?
-Is there a reason they didn't show Belle in the asylum?
-I really want to see what happened to Owen's dad now.
-So, Henry has literally heard the same freaking lesson in school every day for his entire life. He was probably like. "YOU SAID THIS EVERY DAY!" "WHERE IS SUMMER" "OK LEGIT WHY IS NO ONE QUESTIONING THIS EXCEPT ME??" "
MARCO THAT SIGN IS BREAKING EVERY DAY JUST GIVE UP!" 
-So, I'm listening to the ONCE Podcast (they're awesome, ya'll should listen to them) and they thought exactly what I did. I thought the lovey-curse thing was THE curse. Like, the one that brought them to SB. I thought that Gina was re-enacting it. 
-This episode was one that I really liked. The writers have a really interesting track record.  Some good ones, like "Lady of the Lake", but some less good like "Child of the Moon". The director did "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" though, so it all came together nicely.
-Granny is so sassy: "when I said over-easy I was talking about the eggs!"
-*spoilers* we get too see August next week, and he's still wooden. I really should not be laughing about this.
-The whole dynamite thing was very Lost-ish. I was down with it. 
-*spoilers* we're also getting to see Neal's lovely fiancee next week. *unenthusiastic woo*

All in all, a pretty good episode. I'm excited to see the rest of this season. Stay magical and I'll see you lovely people next Sunday! Hit me up on twitter and stuff @OUAFanBlog.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Upcoming Episodes

Here are the episode titles for the rest of the season with summaries done by me to my best ability:

-Welcome to Storybrooke
Basically the storyline just moves forward but we all get a glance into the past on the first day of the curse's enactment. But really all everyone cares about is that Graham is back, which is understandable.

-Selfless, Brave, and True
We finally find out what happened to August. I feel like this episode is a little late but whatever. Plus, this totally defeats my theory of him being burned in Mr. Gold's backyard.

-Lacey
Belle has a Storybrooke identity besides an insane person. Her name is Lacey, but everyone has taken to calling her "Racy Lacey" because of spoiler photos. There was supposed to be a 4-week hiatus before this episode, but it has been taken off wikipedia so I guess it was a flake.

-The Evil Queen
To be honest, I have no clue.

-Second Star to the Right
Eddy and Adam have said we're going to see another land this season so I feel like this is pretty self-explanatory.

-. . .And Straight on Till Morning
Yeah so it's the finale.

That's the rest of season 2! We have six more episodes, and I am excited for all of them
You guys are awesome, see ya'll Sunday!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Season 2, Episode 16: "The Miller's Daughter"

"Oh, I'm full of love"-Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold
So, I'm in shock. 
That was really, really good. I'm not sure I liked it as much as the last two, but you can tell from this that the show is getting REAL. I mean, I'm starting to feel as crazy as I did when last season started getting like this. There's just so much going on and I am not sure if I can even fir everything I want to say into one post, but I'm going to try!

THE FAIRYTALE WORLD:
So, the gist of this was Rumpelstiltskin and Cora. I was mainly just really confused about this whole thing. I'm a little upset that we didn't get more time with it because there was so much going on in Storybrooke. We all know from "Skin Deep" that Jane Espenson writes a killer love story. However, the difference between this one and that one is that Rumple and Cora were given so little screen time. With "Skin Deep" we had a major emphasis on the Fairytale portion and very little on Storybrooke. Unfortunately, we sort of had to spend a lot of time with Storybrooke, and so we hardly got to see the whole relationship with Cora and Rumpelstiltskin. The good thing about it was that it was SO sexy. Robert Carlyle deserves the Emmy for Most Arousing Performance. No, really. I think they should make that a thing just for him. 
The reason I was really confused was that this episode was written by Jane Espenson, who obviously is fully aware of the whole true love's kiss thing, so someone was lying their leather pants/fancy dress off. One didn't love the other, and I know we all want to say it was Cora, but then why did she rip out her heart? I'm thinking the whole thing was just lust and that Rumple was really more infatuated with Cora than in love with her. 
Another thing was that while I'm glad that Regina PROBABLY isn't the daughter of Rumpelstiltskin, nothing is set and stone. Regina could easily have been Rumple's daughter by the looks of things. I mean, Cora and Rumple were "together" the day before her wedding. Who's to say whether or not Regina is actually related to Rumpelstiltskin? I demand an explanation. 
One question: How in the world did Henry end up being three feet taller and mexican?
So, I get that Eva was kind of mean to Cora, but I feel like that really was not worth killing her over. . .

STORYBROOKE:
Emma didn't do a ton here except stand by while everyone went crazy and have an internal debate with herself about Neal, because we all know that she DOES care about him being engaged and she's probably thinking that he's part of her family now. The other thing about Emma is that she used magic, really used it, and she liked it. Looks like someone is beginning to understand Regina a bit more. 
I felt so horrible for Regina. The worst thing about it was that she spent her entire life trying to convince herself that her mother loved her when she didn't, and when she finally did, it was too late. Now, of course, we have an evil Regina again, which I am fully okay with, especially now that we are done with Cora. 
The whole conversation between Mr. Gold and Belle was so completely heartbreaking I could nor even deal with it. 
The only thing that broke my heart more was the thing with Mr. Gold and Neal. That was so incredibly sad because at that moment you can just see how much those two still really do love each other, and I hope that now they can explore that relationship even more. Although Gold is going to have some stuff to own up to after convincing Snow to kill Cora!
Which brings me to Snow. Now, I was totally rooting for her up until she handed the heart to Regina. She should have just done it herself, because giving the heart to Gina showed her that her mother could be good. Now she's never going to forgive her. Snow had to make a choice: She was either going to kill Rumpelstiltskin or kill Cora. With Rumple, Henry would be devastated, and if Belle ever gets her memory back she would be gunning for the Charmings. With Cora, she really wouldn't be losing nearly as much if she had done it herself, or if she had simply returned Cora's heart to her and let Rumple die a natural death. Sure, Henry wouldn't be especially happy, but at least she would have a better explanation. However, the tactic she chose was terrible, and now we have more bloody drama. 
It was time for Cora to go, but I was actually kind of sad about it. I know it was predictable, but the way they did it really wasn't. I thought it was original and fascinating, as well as heartbreaking, and I give them props for it. 


LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
-Okay so who do you guys think was lying about being in love? Rumple or Cora? Or maybe it WAS love, but it wasn't TRUE love? Thoughts?
-So, I think we'll be getting more with this loser fiancee of Neal's (kidding, she's not a loser since we haven't even seen her yet), what do ya'll think will happen there?
-Favorite line, "Hey, you're not allowed to be surprised anymore, Mr. Son-of-Rumpelstiltskin!"
-There's a little debate on tumblr about the fact that Snow thought it was okay to kill Cora, who is technically Henry grandmother, but not Rumpelstiltskin, who is his grandfather. People are saying that it's all about the adoption issue. Personally, I disagree because Henry never really met Cora and he was actually pretty psyched about Rumple being is grandpa. I think that's what Snow was thinking. What do you guys think?
-Next week's episode is the hotly anticipated "Welcome to Storybrooke". If you've kept up with spoilers, you know what that means. After that we have "Selfless, Brave, and True", which is all about my *least* favorite wooden person, and after that we go on a very painful FOUR WEEK HIATUS before another episode that everyone is psyched about, "Lacey," and after that we're in the final stretch of episodes. I'll make a post tomorrow about upcoming episodes tomorrow, but for now, that's the gist of it. 
-*spoiler* we're getting Graham back next week! In a flashback, though, so don't let your hopes get too high. Magic isn't back THAT much. 
-Looks like Snow may be getting a little darker. Thoughts?
-What did you guys think of the episode?

That's all I've got! See ya'll next week, and have a very magical week! Questions and comments go to the comment section or to my lovely twitter, @OUAFanBlog. Stay magical, you guys! 


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Season 2, Episode 15: "The Queen is Dead"

"Maybe it's time for me to change"-Snow White/Mary Margaret
Hello, my dears! I hope all of you are having a lovely Sunday! First off, if any of you missed the ONCE cast at paleyfest and would like to see it, you can watch it here. Secondly. . .sweet Lord this was a painful episode! Not that it was bad, it was actually quite good, but it was just. . .so painful! However, it was more than I expected seeing as how it was not written by Eddy and Adam or Jane Espenson. Hats off to the writers of this one. 



THE FAIRYTALE WORLD:
I've never been a huge fan of Little Snow. Don't get me wrong, Bailee Madison is wonderful and she plays the part so well, but I just don't love the character. Plus, I thought she was written kind of off tonight. I was alright with it though. 
Snow's Mom was kind of pointless. I feel like the only reason they put her in the episode was to show off what a jerk Cora is. Same thing with Johanna. I suppose they both showed how Snow became so good and stuff, but I thought it was kind of dumb. 
So, I guess I owe the Blue Fairy an apology for all the times I have called her evil. Perhaps it wasn't even her who agreed to Gepetto's psychotic plan or broke up Grumpy and Nova. However, I'm still not forgiving her for Bae. That couldn't have been Cora. 
Cora really is the worst, most evil character in the entire world. Also, I don't get why she even wanted Regina to be queen so bad. Why didn't she just bewitch Leopold with some love spell and marry him herself? Why'd she have to being Gina into it? 

STORYBROOKE:
This segment was pure insanity. I mean...the whole episode was, but I think I flipped off my TV the most here. 
I know that I told you guys I like Regina a lot better evil, and I stand by that, but i feel like Cora really ruins it. I like Regina being independently evil, not just doing what Cora says to do, if that makes sense. Also, Cora pushing Johanna out that window was literally the most heartbreaking thing in the whole world I almost died. It was so sudden I just had no clue what to even do with myself.
Snow and Charming/David were both being dumb here. I don't even know why I think that. I'm tired. Please ignore me. 

MANHATTAN:
Oh God what to say. . .
Emma and Neal clearly still love each other. I don't care how much I say SwanQueen should be canon, Swanfire is the best thing to ever happen to this earth and if they do not pull themselves together and understand that they are completely in love, both of them will be slapped. By me. Or Gold, who clearly ships it. 
Hook honestly just makes me laugh at this point. Not the stabbing Gold, because at that point I just wanted him to stop existing. The Milah thing was like a bajillion years ago and he needs to cry me a freaking river, build a bridge, and get over it already. I know that sounds evil, but I can't not think it. Also, I couldn't stop laughing at the fact that they knocked him out and left him there. What's going to happen when the cops show up and he's all "I am a pirate! I need to get revenge on Rumpelstiltskin! I'll stab ya'll with my hook!"? I seriously cannot get the image of him in a mental asylum playing connect four with crazy people out of my head. 
Mr. Gold getting stabbed was just plain cruel of the writers. I get that it was to show the sympathetic side of Nealfire, but still. They are really torturing Rumple right now and I do not approve. 
I feel like the whole point of Henry here was to show that an eleven year old can be more sane than three grown adults. 
So, this chick Tamara is literally only there to cause drama, in my opinion. Neal will obviously leave her for Emma, Henry, and his dad. She's a waste of character and I'm just hoping they get rid of her in a timely manner. 

LINGERING THOUGHTS/QUESTIONS/MUSINGS:
-Henry gets the sass award for his line tonight: "It's cheesy, delicious, and doesn't lie."
-Regina's face when she found out Cora killed Snow's mom was perfect. 
-So, do we have to trust the blue fairy now? I'm still skeptical. 
-It's starting to become really laughable how no one gives a single crap about August. 
-What are you guys thinking as far as this Tamara person goes?
-This whole Evil Snow thing seems like a total sham, but I'm still excited for it. 
-Okay, so the promo was flat out terrifying. It had better be Cora who dies is all I'm saying. 
-A lot of people are still crazy about this Captain Swan thing, even though Hook is currently M.I.A. Personally, I don't like it, but what do you guys think? And how do you feel about a possible love triangle involving Neal/Emma/Hook?
-A lot of people seem to think the dagger on the clock tower is a fake. What do ya'll think?
-We didn't get Greg the weirdo in this episode. Does anybody...you know...care?
-Next week is the highly anticipated episode, "The Miller's Daughter" thoughts?
-General thoughts on the episode?

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