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Once Upon a Time

I'm late posting feedback on this episode, mostly because the ending was traumatizing.

First off, I was a little bummed with the "previously" informing us that "only one knows the truth" with respect to Regina. Up until now, it's never been confirmed one way or another (that I recall, somebody correct me if I missed something?) if her memory was affected by the curse or not. I almost liked the idea that she didn't consciously remember anything either, but I certainly didn't want it to be confirmed or denied in a recap.

So the Cinderella meshes with Rumpelstiltskin thing was, admittedly, unexpected. Given the fact that he told her his name straight up leads me to presume that the actual Rumpelstiltskin tale has already happened in the "fairy tale" timeline.

Cinderella herself was something of a whiny opportunist, but in in a way I think that's more realistic than the angelic Cinderella we all know a little better.

I still feel like the set and costume designs for the "royal" fairy tale scenes are so... plastic. Snow White's thief costume was much more... substantial? if that makes sense? Even her wedding dress had elements of inspiration that I liked, but I feel like I could have designed some of the ball gowns. Ah well.

Rumpelstiltskin wanted babies so he could cook them in the original stories, yes? Why did Mr. Gold want Ashley's baby? I kind of wish that had been clarified... please tell me not for the same reason.

I didn't hate the episode. It was nice to finally delve into some fairy tale characters outside the scope of the main cast. And anything after "Snow Falls" had a lot to live up to for awesomeness.

But the last scene... nooooo Mr. Pretty-Eyed sheriff/huntsman guy!! So icky. Blech. I felt like my brain needed soap.

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sache8
Nov. 17th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Me? Why did you laugh at me?

And what so particularly incited hand-flapping love? LOL
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goldjadeocean
Nov. 17th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
I don't know what I'm even hoping for with Regina. Why did she want Henry? Does she actually want to be happy and have a son, or is she lying and she does remember being evil and she doesn't love him and it's all some nerfarious plot? Or is hers one of the happy endings Emma's going to bring back? (I can't quite believe being the evil queen of Storybrooke with a hole in her heart is her HEA)
miera_c
Nov. 18th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
I still feel like the set and costume designs for the "royal" fairy tale scenes are so... plastic.

I really felt all the Cinderella bits in the palace were horribly designed. She looked so over-made-up and fake, as did everything around her. That threw me out of the episode.

Along with the black fairy godmother getting killed. *facepalm*

I think the implication is Mr. Gold sells kids on the black market, as they suggested he "procured" Henry for Regina that way.
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