Previously . . . we had a week of dramatic looking previews and they better deliver, and they better deliver right.
~ So are they trying to make Cora a sympathetic character too? Because all I saw with that little interchange was that she was always a beast.
~ Is that Eva who tripped her? Sounds like she has quite a transformation story for us to see eventually.
~ Why did they spell it Eva if it's pronounced Ava?
~ Yeah, even with that I'm not feeling sorry for Cora.
~ Sadly, that little "Indeed" is probably the closest we're going to get to seeing Bra'tac . . . this SEASON. Grrrrrr. (ten points if that made sense)
~ Enchanted box. Awesome. I want to see more interacting with technology.
~ So they're setting it up to look like Rumplilocks dies . . . I'm gonna go ahead and say it's not him.
~ So the dagger is kind of the like the elder wand?
~ ABOUT TIME YOU ASKED THAT REGINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~ She's cracking . . .
~ How convenient that there was one mask left when she arrived at the FREAKING MASKED BALL.
~ Have any of the FTL kingdoms ever been stable economically?
~ Honestly the more they try to make Cora sympathetic the less sympathetic I find her.
~ Am I the only one who thinks they should have called that new show "Splash," "Diving with D-Listers" instead?
~ I rather like the name Cora, Rumple-STUPID-NAME!
~ Pretty sure that's the biggest contract he's pulled out so far.
~ Well that little introduction kinda turned that story on its head.
~ Is that like using salt to keep the demons out?
~ And how did we all know Rumplilocks had the candle?
~ Yeah, that will be the tricky part.
~ Effective argument, Rumplilocks. Also: I'm glad one of them is embracing their grandparent status. In a manner of speaking.
~ Wow. Go Emma.
~ But if she just cast a protection spell over the whole place what was the invisible chalk for?
~ Eva is not exactly a child . . . considering you're kind of the same age, Cora . . .
~ This scene is just emphasizing how I'm kind of surprised Rumplilocks and Cora never got together. Even just temporarily.
~ I like how they've twisted the tale so that the miller's daughter really did do the spinning. One of the better spins they've done. (*rimshot*)
~ Charming must be so glad to have a sword in his hands again.
~ So much for the invisible demon salt. (And Emma's spell, but she's a beginner so we'll cut her some slack)
~ I'm not a hat person, but I want Snow's hats. Have I mentioned this before?
~ Because the chalk worked so well the last time.
~ Unless, I suppose, Emma really did miss a spot.
~ Why is Cora's heart in Regina's vault? How did it get there? Presumably Cora pulled it out before Regina had a place to store hearts, so how would it have ended up there?
~ Okay, maybe Cora and Rumplilocks did get together.
~ They'd better not do it, but wouldn't it be interesting if Regina was Rumplilocks' daughter?
~ My mind is hurting just from thinking about thinking about how that would twist up the family tree. More like a family mobius strip!
~ Wait, what? No. Do not go there. I JUST FREAKING SAID NOT TO GO THERE!!!
~ Wait, how did Cora know her heart was in danger if Snow hadn't even gotten to the vault yet?
~ How does she even know that's Cora's heart? We know Regina has, like, everyone's down there.
~ Did the blowing it out thing mean she chickened out?
~ Who is this dude playing the king? So familiar and yet I can't place him for the life of me . . .
~ See, that line right there is proof that Cora was never sympathetic. Even at her lowest.
~ Speaking of awkward . . . let's bring in Belle!
~ Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the awards for sweet go to this scene.
~ Good thing we've already established Rumplilocks isn't dying because he just became one of my favorites. (not that I wasn't a fan before)
~ Do you think Neal could kiss Rumplilocks and cure him? I mean, it's not like we haven't seen it before.
~ I'm with Regina. What?
~ Now that Snow mentions it . . . that kind of makes perfect sense.
~ I like Cora's fancy FTL clothes, but I think I prefer Regina's.
~ I'm having a hard time believing that Cora . . .
~ Okay, maybe I do believe it.
~ You know, rather than making Cora more sympathetic, this episode is actually making me feel sorrier for Rumplilocks.
~ Why is Charming still calling her Mary Margaret instead of Snow? I believe I mentioned last week how I love that she calls him David now that's it's been verified that that's actually his birth name.
~ So Cora can vanish other people in addition to herself? Good to know.
~ Wait, so if Cora went through with marrying Prince Henry why wasn't she a queen? Why did she have to scheme to get Regina on a throne?
~ See? See? He just called her Princess Cora!
~ And it's really presumptuous to call an heir to the throne Regina. Not to mention repetitive. And redundant. And superfluous. And repetitive. And . . . alright, I'll stop. :-)
~ Looks like Snow didn't chicken out fast enough.
~ Yeah, didn't understand any of Cora's dying words.
~ And suddenly it's like we're back to the first epidode. Essentially. I mean, we were at a point where everyone could have just put the past behind them since it had been established that Cora was the reason pretty much everything else happened . . . but now Regina has a new reason to want to get Snow. Good times.
So that was a surprisingly calm episode considering just how much happened. Can't wait til next week!
P. ost S. cript
I imagine this will come as news to a few relatives, lol. ;-)