Episode 19: The Return
The title of this episode made me think of a Japanese movie called â€œThe Returner.â€ Which I recall not liking.
So far this might be my favorite episode. The Fairy Tale world plotline follows everyone’s favorite â€œevilâ€ manipulator, Rumpelstiktskin and his son Baelfire. Though who thinks itâ€™s a little funny to hear Rumpelstiktskin calling his son â€œBaeâ€? Baelfire doesnâ€™t like that his Papa has become the Dark One and can see him losing his humanity. Baelfire strikes a deal with Rumpelstiktskin that if can find a way to make him normal again without killing him, Â Rumpelstiktskin will return to his old self. Baelfire learns from the Blue Fairy that the only way for Rumpelstiktskin to be normal is to go to a world without magic using the last magic bean ever. Rumpelstiktskin agrees to go but as a green vortex opens he chickens out and Baelfire falls in and the Vortex closes. Rumpelstiktskin instantly regrets not following his son. The Blue Fairy shows up and berates him. Rumpelstiktskin then learns the only way to go to the Land without magic is through a powerful curse. Thus revealing Mr.Gold/Rumpelstiktskin motivations for the whole thing.
In Storybrooke, Mr.Gold is growing suspicious of August. He suspects that August is after the knife that can kill/control Rumpelstiktskin making him think that August is Baelfire. Mr.Gold confronts August Â and August says he is his son but after Mr.Gold shows him the knife which canâ€™t control him without magic he knows August isnâ€™t his son. Turns out August is dying and he needs to speed things up to get Emma to be the savior.
While that is going on Mary Margaret exonerated as Kathryn isnâ€™t dead and the lab report of the heart MUST have been falsified. Regina fears everything is going to tie back to her so she uses Sidney love for her to get him to confess which Emma doesnâ€™t believes and Emma vows to take back her son from Regina. Also Mary Margaret and David are still off even though David tries to get Mary Margaret to forgive him for doubting her.
This may be the first episode where I donâ€™t prefer one plot over the other. Â I will say I was hoping that August was Baelfire as it would make perfect sense why he could come into town as he would have been in the world without magic pre-curse but he is still of the story world. However he is not so give me another reason show. I really enjoy Carlyle duel performance, still think he is the best actor on this show, not that the other principal actor arenâ€™t good because they are at least competent.
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Episode 20: The Stranger
Well, Well, Well the question from the last episode is answered.
I hate Pinocchio. I saw this casting on wiki so I wasnâ€™t surprised by August being Pinocchio but I was confused by August claiming he was Baelfire. Well Pinocchio is a liar so it does fit.
In this episode we learn that Geppetto makes a deal with the Blue Fairy that Â Pinocchio is to go Â through the wardrobe with pregnant Snow as the wardrobe can fit two people which is why the Blue Fairy told everyone that only one can pass through. However Snow goes into labour early and the Blue Fairy wants Snow and the Baby to go through together. Geppetto being a desperate parent maintains the lie that only one can go through and makes Pinocchio promise to protect the Baby. But he is a seven year old child and canâ€™t.
In Storybrooke, Regina is up to her shenanigans by trying to seduce David, which fails. August tries to convince Emma of the fairy tale reality which also fails. This means because August couldnâ€™t keep his promise to help Emma he turning back into wood. He tries to show Emma his wooden leg but she canâ€™t see it. Â At the end Emma tries to leave Storybrooke with Henry as she has had with it.
It seems that Emmaâ€™s super lie detector power is thwarted by her own denial. She doesnâ€™t want to believe any of it nor does she want to help. All and all I did like this episode. I do think it was overly simplistic to have August know about the fairy tale world because went through the wardrobe, also now I have to wonder about Baelfire and who is Dr.Whale? Also if the Blue Fairy knew about the tree then why didnâ€™t she tell Rumpelstiktskin? Because then the curse wouldnâ€™t have happen and there wouldnâ€™t have no show. Itâ€™s all very tidy except for the whole lying thing Geppetto made the Blue fairy tell so her would make the wardrobe. Sorry for nitpicking, I did like the episode and I do like the show. Â Â ÂFollow thehunchblog