"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.
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.
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.
-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!