Episode 3: The Other Shoe
I had forgotten that Rumple was also the Fairy Godmother. He just has so many roles in this show. This episode revisits Cinderella a.k.a Ashley and her step-sister who was in love with a footman but got hauled off to land of untold stories with the wicked step-mother because she didn’t want her daughter marrying beneath her. Apparently working for royalty isn’t good enough for a woman who sold porcelain for some dresses and uses slave labor. Or is Cinderella an indentured servant?
The other plot going on is Emma’s issues with the future and finally asking Hook to move into the house that he picked out for them to live. Emma’s proposal was sweet but weird when she added the bit about getting hit by a bus and space for leather jackets. Also there is a plot with Regina trying to out-think EQ, Snow White wanting to teach, David learning about his father’s death and Rumple getting a mixtape to Belle. These plots are all at the expensive of the other stories going on like the Dwarves saved Dopey from being a tree and Dopey got into a masters program. In what and where? Fuck you, that’s not important when we got a mixtape and a 40+ year old hot cold case. I still wanna know how Mulan and Aurora saved Philip from the wraith back in season 2. That could have been an epic adventure but instead we got Tamara and Owen, Peter Pan’s anti-magic zealots. It’s just like Why on that one.
The past section was good, nice to see Cinderella’s step-sister get more characterization than nothing. How she met the foot-man could have been interesting but there is no time for a line like that when there are like five plots per-episode and a weird pilgrim lady coming to town, the show has its priorities people. Got to wonder what story that Pilgrim lady is from and why didn’t she want her story played out?
It was a good enough epsiode, loved Emma’s white embroidery shirt especially with the leather jacket and the step-sister’s gown. That gown was awesome.
Episode 4: Strange Case
Well that was super unceremonious way to end the Hyde and Jekyll storyline. So many questions left unanswered only to answer a question that made Hyde’s story play into Rumple and Belle’s toxic relationship and to get the EQ to be her own character. I did like how their backstory played out but right when you start liking the plotline POOF it’s gone because we have to make way for the Aladdin plot.
Speaking of Aladdin, the b-plot with Jasmine being a teacher’s aid to Snow was SUPER boring. What does Snow White teach? Don’t care, I want to know what Dopey is getting his M.A in, I’m super curious about that. Maybe it’s dendrology, the scientific study of trees? I mean he was a trea. In my head canon that is what he’s studying. I mean if the show’s not going to answer it might as well make something up.
This season seems like a kitchen-sink of plotlines. It’s like they knew there wasn’t going to be a continuous story for season 7 so they had to jam back season 6 but they had already started the Hyde/Jekyll/EQ plot. So while the backstory and ultimately Hyde and Jekyll were interesting in the heart/mind and social politeness vs not giving a fuck about society was interesting, nothing came from it. I mean WHAT WAS HYDE’s PLAN? WHAT DID HE WANT?
Also Rumple got his hair cut! That’s an important plot point OR the actor got sick of the wig.
Not a great episode. Minor points for concluding a story instead of having characters fizzle into the background, Lily and Maleficent. The past section was really good.
Also where are my Avonlea fans at because Jekyll reminds me a lot of Jasper Dale, sans the murder part.Follow thehunchblog