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Discussion: A look back at 1.15 “Red-Handed”

Aussie viewers have been spoilt – two eps last night, one tonight and another one tomorrow night! Here’re some posts from the live tweeting of the episode (as well as other ep talk beneath the cut):

So Emma’s talking to David in the cop shop. David hopes that Kathryn is safe and warm. Emma’s more worried about David and goes so far as to suggest David get a lawyer. Not a good sign!

Great scene with Ruby talking to August about all his travels, and being obviously envious that he’s been able to see so much of the world. Granny is not happy with the’ flirting’.

Seriously, how stinking cute are Red and Peter? Red is so cute, all giddy about Peter. :heart:

Also I LOVE Red’s cape. LOVE. If I ever cosplay at a con, I’m going as Red.

Anyone else get the impression that Granny is just a bit obsessive about the hood?

Yikes. Red and Snow unwittingly stumble upon an absolute massacre. How horrifying for them to see…

The friendship between Red and Snow is so precious. Them having girltalk in Red’s room – awww!

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Discussion: A look back at 1.14 “Dreamy”

I posted the recap of 1.13 “What Happened to Frederick” last night – here’s the recap for 1.14 “Dreamy” which also aired last night!

Here’re some posts from the live tweeting of the episode (as well as other ep talk beneath the cut):

Amy Acker is so adorable in this episode!

Great segue from FTL to Storybrooke – Dreamy/Grumpy hatches out of an egg, Leroy cracks open an egg in his brekky.

Love how Astrid just swats the dust/snow off Leroy, including his beard. She obviously has no concept of personal space. :lol:

YIKES. Big difference between 12 and 12 DOZEN. D: (Having done something similar in the office, I feel Astrid’s pain!)

Pretty pretty fairy dust! So, I just gotta grind down some diamonds to get fairy dust, right? (Expensive Dust!)

Dreamy: “Have a good time!” LOL He’s so oblivious.

BELLE!!

Mary Margaret’s like “WHAT DID YOU DO?!” O_O

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Discussion: A look back at 1.13 “What Happened to Frederick”

Australian viewers were lucky enough this Sunday night to get TWO eps! First up was 1.13 “What Happened to Frederick”.

Here’re some posts from the live tweeting of the episode (as well as other ep talk beneath the cut):

First 5 mins and we can already see that James is in trouble with Faux!Daddy. Really dislike King George.

David: “It’s… in Boston.” Henry’s little voice is going “NO! BAD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAVE STORYBROOKE!”

I love the confused look on Charming’s face when he realises it’s Abigail that has snatched him.

Abigail: “Because I don’t want to marry you either.” THAT moment I love Abigail.

From the outset, Mary Margaret is the one saying they need to tell Kathryn the truth. David… you really are a coward. (Damn curse.)

I understand that David is in a tough place but… dude, grow some balls and man up. Tell your wife the truth!

Even Kathryn asks David for the truth… and then he says NOTHING! Ugh! So frustrating. Perfect opportunity and he just takes the cowards way out. *shakes him*

Cape flick for Charming – check! (That’s part of the official drinking game, right? :lol: )

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Spoilers: Season 2 premiere episode title revealed

One of the show’s creators, Adam Horowitz, was able to reveal a lovely little teaser – the episode title of the season 2 premiere! He posted a photo of the title page of the script for episode 2.01.

Actual screengrabs of his tweet (and the title page of the script) are available below the cut.

Now’s the big question – what do you think the title refers to?

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Discussion: A look back at 1.08 “Desperate Souls”

Australian viewers get to watch 1.08 “Desperate Souls” this week. Fantastic episode that provides us some background into the Rumplestiltskin character.

First thing, LOVE seeing the Rumplestiltskin character sitting there and spinning. Harkens back to the ‘traditional’ fairytale that Rumplestiltskin was able to spin gold from straw.

So weird seeing Robert Carlyle as non-magical Rumplestiltskin. Really shows the difference the makeup makes! And non-magical Rumplestiltskin is so very different, from the magical being. He’s sort of sad and pathetic, and cares so very much for his son.

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Discussion: A look back at 1.07 “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”

Late to the party – as usual! – but here’s the recap/thoughts from last week’s ep that aired in Australia… “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”.

Still consider this to be one of the best eps of the season. Great start to the episode. I do love the fact that even though Graham is three sheets to the wind, he can still hit what is essentially a bullseye. Also, love the “I never miss”. :D

I find it really hard to have any sort of sympathy for the Evil Queen when she is so deceitful towards Snow – even laughing about it with the Mirror behind Snow’s back. :(

So good seeing Graham in his flashback as The Huntsman. Regina’s reaction when Graham mentions the wolf is VERY telling. Great moment when Graham tells Regina it felt ‘like a memory’, not a dream.

Seriously though, seeing the wolf after just seeing it in his dream? Had to be doing his head in. :blink:

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Discussion: A look back at 1.04 “The Price of Gold”

Yikes! Rumplestiltskin just killed the gold fairy! :O Makes for an interesting twist though, that Rumplestiltskin should be Cinderella’s “fairy godmother”.

I’m standing by my earlier meta post – I reckon Snow and Charming are already married at the time of Ella and Thomas’ wedding. I can definitely see a ring on Charming’s left hand when he and Snow approach the newlyweds.

Hard to tell how much longer after Ella and Thomas’ wedding the scene is where Ella tells Thomas she’s pregnant. Interesting look on Thomas’ face when Ella tells him she made a deal with Rumplestiltskin. Obviously he’s well-known around the realm!

More ep talk below the cut. Please feel free to discuss in the comments! :)

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Discussion: A look back at 1.03 “Snow Falls”

One of my FAVOURITE eps aired in Australia this week – “Snow Falls”! I have so much major love for this episode. :)

YAY! The introduction of Snow White! The biggest thing I loved about this episode initially (and love about the entire series) is that they made Snow pretty kick-ass. A Snow White on the run and a thief? Who thumps Prince Charming? Go, girl!

Abigail was such a spoilt brat at the beginning. LOL Funny the different take you have on a character when you have additional backstory! Obviously a lot of what we thought didn’t change until halfway through the season.

Dr Whale, you lech. Perving on Ruby while on a date with Mary Margaret. Yuck. (Or to second Emma’s later comment, “Ew.”)

Henry to Mary Margaret: “You SURE you don’t know him?” LOL Henry, you adorable child. And then to Emma: “I found your father – Prince Charming.” His proof being that John Doe and Prince Charming have a scar in the same place. I know some people find Henry annoying but I think he really is this charming little boy who is trying SO HARD to get other people to believe what he thinks is as plain as day.

Also, ridiculously perfect that MM be the one to read the story of Snow White and Prince Charming to the unconscious John Doe. That moment where he touches her hand while he’s still unconscious? Yeah, on my first viewing I remember my jaw dropping then jumping up and flailing. Not much has changed – no jaw dropping, but still plenty of flailing!

The first full exchange between Snow and Charming is BRILLIANT. Probably my favourite SCENE of the entire series. I was hooked on the series before this ep, but this exchange? Totally sealed the deal. The back-and-forth between the two of them is absolute perfection. :wub:

More ep talk under the cut – share your thoughts in the comments!

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Discussion: A look back at 1.02 “The Thing You Love Most”

So episode 2 aired in Australia this week. Er, got a bit chatty with stuff I noticed this time around… I have a feeling rewatching all the eps (now that I’ve seen the full season) will have this effect!

Interesting point I’d somehow forgotten – the Evil Queen (from here on in, ‘EQ’) got The Dark Curse from Maleficent after they’d traded for the sleeping curse, but EQ originally got it from Rumplestiltskin. Interesting also that Maleficent didn’t know WHO the Dark Curse came from. EQ says to Rumplestiltskin in a later scene: ”That curse you gave me.” So Rumplestiltskin GAVE the curse to EQ. I can’t imagine that EQ wouldn’t have had to give him something in return. After all, as they’re so fond of telling us, ‘all magic comes with a price’. So what was the price when she initially came into possession of the curse? How did EQ get it the first time? I don’t think it’s been mentioned, has it?

Rumplestiltskin makes it clear that the child of Charming and Snow is the key to breaking the curse, but EQ doesn’t know exactly WHO that unborn child is. Although, it could be said that EQ knows the child is female as Snow says (when the curse hits the castle) “She got away.”

Henry: “If she finds out who you are, it would be bad.” I’ll have to go back and find out when exactly WE find out that Regina finds out how important Emma is. Mind you, after that final scene with Mr Gold (more on that below), I think her spidey-sense was probably tingling. :lol:

Considering the outfit and hairstyle EQ has when she casts her father’s heart into the fire and starts the curse, I’m going to say that the curse hit everyone within a day or a few days at most. We saw in the pilot that she appeared to be ‘bringing the curse’ with her as she rode in her carriage toward Snow and Charming’s castle, and presumably they went from fairytale world straight to Storybrooke. Yet in this episode, she had time to have a headstone created for him, as she lays a flower at his grave… although, I suppose she could have done that with magic. Considering that she came back from Rumplestiltskin’s cell straight to her father and then killed him, she couldn’t have made the headstone ahead of time.

Mr Gold offered to take care of Regina’s ‘problem’ with Henry’s mother. But we know from the series that he wanted Emma to break the curse. That’s why Rumplestiltskin asked for the child’s name – so he’d know when it was time. Here’s an AU idea: What would have happened if Regina had taken Mr Gold up on his offer to get rid of ‘the problem’? Anyone wanna fic that? ;)

More spoiler-y talk (references to episodes later in the season) under the cut. Please post in the comments with your thoughts and opinions! :)

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Discussion: A look back at 1.01 “Pilot”

I’m taking the opportunity to rewatch the episodes as they air on the local network here. Just from the pilot, there are a couple of things I noted that made me go “Hmmmm…”.

  • Just after Emma crashes her bug, we see the pages of the book flip open and it shows an image of the Caterpillar from the episode “Hat Trick” .
  • After Regina says goodbye to Emma (supposedly for the last time), she comes down the stairs and stands in front of her mirror with The Book. You can clearly tell now that she’s panicking – her secret is on the verge of being revealed.

There were a couple of other things that sounded weird having now watched the entire season. I’ve placed these other spoilers behind the cut as I go a bit more in-depth.

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