"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.
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.
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.
-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!