Episode 13: Ill-Boding Patterns
No, just no on this episode. Let just start with Gideonâ€™s dumb plan of killing Emma to be the savior, highlander-style. Itâ€™s dumb, really dumb, just ask for help. Gideon apparently has something to prove trying to be a hero and Rumple wants to help but doesnâ€™t want to darken Gideon because Bae was darken once which retcons Bae/Nealâ€™s personality. And apparently as we learned in season 5 if you forget you inner darkness you donâ€™t have any temptations afterwards, ever.
Also Beowulf for some reason. Beowulf is the antagonist of the past section though it just seems more like name drops than anything story related. The past section was boring and all it does is give weak backstory to why Rumple didnâ€™t want to darken his sonâ€™s soul. Also Beowulf before Hunchback. Grrrrrrr!
But it gets worse. EQ is no longer a snake because of some undoing magic spell that didnâ€™t work on the town barrier but did work on EQ.
And yet it still gets worse since Hook is all emo about telling Emma about killing her grandfather but as he is about to tell her, she hijacks the conversation and kind of forces the proposal on him because she was in his sea-chest, found the ring and then took the ring with her. Who does that? I would be PISSED off I spent the last three or so year shipping these two to get this as the proposal. Though I started this show less than a year ago and it still irritates me that this is the proposal.
Hated this episode.
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Thatâ€™s a wrap on EQ and wish-Robin, they are living it up in the wish realm. Basically the episode has Regina redeeming EQ by giving her love and taking her darkness. This brings Regina full circle, she has balanced her darkness and the light and loves herself. The past section dealt with Regina discovering she hates herself more than she hates Snow White.
Speaking of Snow, can you believe this is the first time Hook and Snow have had a one on one conversation? Crazy!
Which brings us to Hook, oh Hook. Emma discovers Hookâ€™s secret because he wanted to erase the memory of killing her grandfather, not sure how he used the dreamcatcher to get the memory or why he was watching it in the living room but now the wedding is off for now. Emma gave the ring back not for the murder but for the lying and the memory wipe attempt. So Hook decides to go with Nemo to figure shit out but after learning from Snow that the EQ got a happy ending he thinks he can too. But when Hook tells Nemo he isnâ€™t going with him, Gideon shows up and makes the submarine leave. Uh-Oh.
But really, how many times does Hook have to be redeemed? He went to hell and back and ONLY came back because he helped defeat Hades. What does he have to do? How many conversation about villains not getting happy ending but can be redeemed does there need to be?
This episode was still ok. Itâ€™s nice that the EQ and Robinâ€™s story are hopefully ended. Also it was nice to see Tink but there didnâ€™t need to be an homage to Frozen. And Gideon still sucks.