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Wyliefan
12-04-2012, 04:52 AM
I'm still wondering whether the hilarity of "My daughter's curse is coming" was intentional or not. :D I'm guessing not, since it was supposed to be a big dramatic moment. But how could nobody have caught that?

AshleyN
12-04-2012, 04:55 AM
The OTP sympathy for Regina (and it's not like I didn't feel bad for her last night--I did, but please) is just another example of TV audiences' tiring devotion to anti-hero characters. Man, I dislike anti-heroes--sure, they're a bitch/asshole, but they're snarky! hot! misunderstood! Oh, the complexity of it all. Yawn.

And then viewers trash "nice" characters for being Mary Sues or Gary Stus but when those Mary's and Gary's do something that is not "nice", then they're trashed again for not being "nice."I suppose this makes sense (although I personally don't mind anti-heroes), but here's what I don't get about the Regina stuff: do her fans not realize that by trying to foist the blame for all of her actions off on other people they're actually making her a less complex character?

I mean, what I see is a woman who probably had a crappy childhood, suffered a horrible tragedy at the hands of her own mother, and in her grief allowed herself to steered down a dark path, eventually descending into full-blown evil. Now, she seems to be finally be beginning to realize the depth and consequences of her mistakes and has a shot, with real time and effort, to find redemption.

Personally, I find that a lot more interesting than a character who's spent her whole life as a victim and unwitting pawn incapable of making or being responsible for her own choices.

TanithandBenFan
12-04-2012, 05:13 AM
Anyone else blush a little during Hook's lines and actions when he had Emma pinned on her back during their sword fight??! Holy cow, how did they get away with that during an 8 PM show?! Love that it lead to her clocking him with the compass too, LOL :lol: :eek:

When he said, "When I stab you with my sword, you're going to feel it" my inner temperature may have gone up a little. :shuffle:

HeatherC
12-04-2012, 05:19 AM
I'm still wondering whether the hilarity of "My daughter's curse is coming" was intentional or not. :D I'm guessing not, since it was supposed to be a big dramatic moment. But how could nobody have caught that?

I am so glad that I'm sitting in a room by myself right now because I can't stop laughing after reading this statement and I didn't even THINK of it that way any of the three times I've seen this episode! I won't be able to think about it any other way now though so thanks a bunch for that, LMAO :rofl: :lol:

Wyliefan
12-04-2012, 02:26 PM
Sorry! :D We've always used that word in our family, so as soon as she said it I was going, "Did she REALLY just say that??"

professordeb
12-04-2012, 03:34 PM
I am so glad that I'm sitting in a room by myself right now because I can't stop laughing after reading this statement and I didn't even THINK of it that way any of the three times I've seen this episode! I won't be able to think about it any other way now though so thanks a bunch for that, LMAO :rofl: :lol:

You're not the only one who didn't think of the phrase that way. I guess I was busy being "involved" in the show that I didn't pick up on such. Considering that I've heard that "curse" used that way at times ... well call me dense.

Now as to the wordplay between Hook & Emma -- I did have a bit of an inkling that he might have been referring to more than just the obvious. Considering that I watch this show on a time shift after The Good Wife and Survivor, perhaps my frame of mind was more in tune to such? Perhaps it's a bit of foreshadowing for when Hook gets to Storybrooke? Just a thought.

HeatherC
01-05-2013, 06:42 AM
Bumping up this thread because the show comes back this weekend!!!! :cheer2:

Also, ABC is running a marathon of sorts tomorrow night and airing three episodes of OUAT from 8-11 PM EST. :D I believe the episodes they're airing are Broken (ep. 2x1), The Crocodile (ep. 2x4), and Tallahassee (ep. 2x6 and YAY because this one was one of my favorites! :D). I plan to watch and hopefully anyone else who wants to get caught up a bit or just enjoy the shows again is able to watch tomorrow night too. They're also re-airing Queen of Hearts (ep. 2x9 aka, the winter finale) at 7 PM EST before the newest episode airs at the show's regular time (8 PM EST for me). I have missed this show SOOOO much and I cannot wait for Sunday!!! :biggrinbo

Spareoom
01-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Interesting to see which two episodes they chose to air besides the season premiere and winter finale. Methinks its because they want to reinforce certain characters and plots because they're important. I.e. August and Emma's baby daddy. And why Hook has it in for Gold, as well as reminding us about Bael.

HeatherC
01-07-2013, 02:37 AM
Bump!!! :biggrinbo

I missed the first half hour of the show (I recorded it and will go watch it after the rest of the ABC lineup is done airing for the night) but what I saw was pretty awesome. I'll be back later tonight or tomorrow night with some thoughts but what did you guys think of tonight's episode? :)

professordeb
01-07-2013, 03:15 AM
I missed the whole thing cause I was tracking my daughter's flight back east to school. Colour me SAD :(

Wyliefan
01-07-2013, 03:18 AM
So someone's dead but we don't know who it is?? Whoa. Well played, Once upon a Time.

manhn
01-07-2013, 03:51 AM
A solid episode with particularly excellent acting by Lana Parrilla.

But, then, once they arrived in the "new land", why didn't Regina kill Snow ASAP?

TanithandBenFan
01-07-2013, 04:51 AM
A solid episode with particularly excellent acting by Lana Parrilla.

But, then, once they arrived in the "new land", why didn't Regina kill Snow ASAP?

I guess she got greater pleasure from watching Mary Margaret live a lonely existence.

Loved this episode!

HeatherC
01-07-2013, 05:00 AM
Charming: "It's nice that we can still give her a few traumatic childhood memories at this stage of the game." I was laughing SO HARD after this line and poor Emma's face was totally priceless! That's an image that will always take a while to get out of a daughter's head and the age of the daughter does not matter in this case at all, LMAO :rofl:

Other line: "You got your PhD from a curse!" -Regina to Archie :lol:

Great episode overall tonight! I need to get sleep so I'll come back and post more tomorrow. SOOOOO glad this show is finally back!! :cheer2:

Wyliefan
01-07-2013, 05:26 AM
Don't forget "Go take yourself for a walk!"