Yes, I know, we still have nearly 4 weeks to wait ... but I wanted to get a jump on things. I took advantage of some inclement weather over the long weekend to finish the DVD set, re-watching some of my favourite episodes from last season, as well as the various extras. The highlights were the commentary episodes, esp. the season 2 opener with Ginny Goodwin and Josh Dallas (fun little behind-the-scenes tidbits, like the one they did for season 1), the one with Robert Carlyle, and the season ender with Colin O'Donoghue. There was also a nice little fluff piece on O'Donoghue (hmm, think they're pushing his star much? not that I mind ...) and one called "Girl Power" about the bad-assery of all the female leads.
So, any thoughts about where we'll go in season 3?
There wasn't much of a goodbye with the rest of the Storybrookers either -- do you think there will be many storylines there while most of the leads are gone? Last season we still had David, Rumple, and Henry in town to anchor those storylines, so that worked. It would be great to have some stories focusing on Belle, Ruby, Granny, Grumpy, Anton, and/or Hopper, but with both the Neverland sequences and the Team Princess / Post-Apocalyptic Forest stuff for present day, I'm not sure how much of Storybrooke we're going to see for the first part of the season.
I'm also assuming we'll see some flashback sequences of Bael's time in Neverland, but considering the rate Dylan Schmid (young Baelfire) has been growing for the past two seasons, we might have to suspend disbelief a bit on the "never grow older" thing!
And finding out Peter Pan's backstory, and why his character is so menacing, will be very interesting. I'm a little uncomfortable about the thought of a teenager being "bad," but I have absolute faith in the producers & writers making this work. They haven't let me down yet.