"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. . .
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.
-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!